ATTYS FOR MICHAEL BROWN'S FAMILY VOW TUES TO PRESS FOR FED CHARGES AGAINST FERGUSON POLICE OFFICER DARREN WILSON *

ATTYS SAY THE GRAND JURY PROCESS THAT CLEARED WILSON IN THE AUG 9 SHOOTING DEATH OF 18-YR-OLD BROWN WAS RIGGED FROM THE START TO CLEAR THE OFFICER *

ATTYS SAY THEY STILL HOPE THE JUSTICE DEPT'S FED CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION WILL RESULT IN CHARGES AGAINST WILSON *

DOJ ALSO HAS LAUNCHED A BROAD PROBE INTO THE FERGUSON POLICE DEPT, LOOKING FOR PATTERNS OF DISCRIMINATION *

FRANCE INDEFINITELY SUSPENDING DELIVERY OF AN AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP TO THE RUSSIAN NAVY *

IN A STATEMENT TUES, FRENCH PRES FRANCOIS HOLLANDE SAYING THE "CURRENT SITUATION IN EASTERN UKRAINE STILL DOES NOT ALLOW FOR THE DELIVERY" OF THE WARSHIP *

MOVE COMES AFTER WESTERN ALLIES PUT PRESSURE ON FRANCE TO HALT THE $1.2 BIL SALE OF THE TWO HELICOPTER CARRIERS *

FRANCE'S FOREIGN MIN SAYING RUSSIA CONTINUES TO HAVE "AN UNACCEPTABLE DIRECT OR INDIRECT PRESENCE ON THE SIDE OF THE SEPARATISTS" IN EASTERN UKRAINE *

MEANWHILE, VIOLENCE IN THE EASTERN REGIONS OF DONETSK AND LUHANSK HAS KILLED MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE SINCE THE SIGNING OF A SEPT 5 CEASE-FIRE *

FED JUDGE STRIKES DOWN ARKANSAS' SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN TUES *

BUT THE U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE PUT THE RULING ON HOLD TO GIVE THE STATE TIME TO APPEAL THE DECISION TO THE 8TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS IN ST. LOUIS *

THE ARKANSAS STATE SUPREME COURT IS ALSO WEIGHING A SEPARATE CASE CHALLENGING A 2004 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND AN EARLIER STATE LAW DEFINING MARRIAGE AS BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN *

IN MAY, A PULASKI COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE STRUCK DOWN THE STATE'S SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN, LEADING MORE THAN 500 COUPLES TO GET MARRIED IN THE WEEK BEFORE THE STATE SUPREME COURT SUSPENDED THE RULING *

IT'S NOT CLEAR WHEN THE ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT WILL RULE IN THE CASE *

ATTY BENJAMIN CRUMP SAYS THEY OBJECTED TO ST. LOUIS COUNTY PROSECUTOR BOB MCCULLOCH'S DECISION TO CALL A GRAND JURY AND TO NOT APPOINT A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR *

OBAMA ADMIN PROPOSING NEW RULES THAT WOULD PENALIZE TEACHER-TRAINING PROGRAMS THAT TURN OUT ILL-PREPARED GRADS *

UNDER THE PROPOSED RULES, ONLY TRAINING PROGRAMS DEEMED TO BE WORKING WELL WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE MONEY FROM FED TEACH GRANTS GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS WHO AGREE TO WORK IN DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS *

FACTORS CONSIDERED INCLUDE A TRAINING PROGRAM'S SUCCESS IN PLACING ITS GRADS IN JOBS AND THE SUCCESS OF A TEACHER'S STUDENTS ON STANDARDIZED TESTS *

THE TEACH GRANT PROGRAM PAYS UP TO $4,000 A YEAR TO STUDENTS, WITH ABOUT $100 MIL BEING AWARDED NATIONWIDE EACH YEAR *

PRES OBAMA SAYS HE HAS "NO SYMPATHY" FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE USING MONDAY'S GRAND JURY DECISION ON THE SHOOTING OF MICHAEL BROWN AS AN "EXCUSE FOR VIOLENCE" *

IN A SPEECH IN CHICAGO, PRES OBAMA SAYING "THE FRUSTRATIONS THAT WE'VE SEEN ARE NOT JUST ABOUT A PARTICULAR INCIDENT. THEY HAVE DEEP ROOTS IN MANY COMMUNITIES OF COLOR WHO HAVE A SENSE THAT OUR LAWS ARE NOT ALWAYS BEING ENFORCED UNIFORMLY OR FAIRLY" *

OBAMA CALLING ON PEOPLE TO ENGAGE IN "CONSTRUCTIVE" BEHAVIOR IF THEY WANT TO IMPROVE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND COMMUNITIES, RATHER THAN "BURNING BUILDINGS, TORCHING CARS, DESTROYING PROPERTY, PUTTING PEOPLE AT RISK" *

IN HIS FIRST PUBLIC STATEMENT SINCE MONDAY'S GRAND JURY ANNOUNCEMENT, DARREN WILSON TOLD ABC NEWS HE COULDN'T HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY IN HIS CONFRONTATION WITH MICHAEL BROWN TO HAVE PREVENTED BROWN'S DEATH *

WILSON SAYS BROWN REACHED INTO HIS POLICE CAR AND GRABBED FOR HIS GUN, ADDING "ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS LIVE" *

WILSON SAYS HE HAS A CLEAN CONSCIENCE BECAUSE "I KNOW I DID MY JOB RIGHT" *

WHEN ASKED TUES ABOUT WITNESS ACCOUNTS THAT MICHAEL BROWN AT ONE POINT TURNED TOWARD HIM AND PUT HIS HANDS UP, WILSON SAID "THAT WOULD BE INCORRECT" *

U.N. OFFICIAL SAYS AN ESTIMATED 12.2 MIL SYRIANS NEED HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE BECAUSE OF INCREASING VIOLENCE AND DETERIORATING CONDITIONS IN THE COUNTRY *

U.N. HUMANITARIAN CHIEF VALERIE AMOS URGING THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL TO EXTEND THE AUTHORIZATION OF CROSS-BORDER AID FROM TURKEY AND JORDAN INTO REBEL-HELD AREAS IN SYRIA *

AMOS ALSO CALLING ON COUNTRIES TO INCREASE HUMANITARIAN AID, PARTICULARLY TO AREAS BESIEGED BY FIGHTING *

AMOS SAYS 75% OF SYRIANS ARE LIVING IN POVERTY, WITH 7.6 MIL DISPLACED INSIDE THE COUNTRY *

ABOUT 3.2 MIL SYRIANS HAVE FLED THE COUNTRY, ACCORDING TO THE U.N. *

FED JUDGE OVERTURNS MISSISSIPPI'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE TUES *

JUDGE IS STAYING THE ORDER FOR TWO WEEKS TO GIVE THE STATE TIME TO APPEAL *

RULING STRIKES DOWN A 1997 LAW AND A 2004 VOTER-APPROVED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT DEFINE MARRIAGE AS BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN *

OBAMACARE ARCHITECT JONATHAN GRUBER AGREES TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT CMTE NEXT MONTH ON THE LACK OF TRANSPARENCY SURROUNDING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT *

PRES OBAMA HAS DOWNPLAYED GRUBER'S ROLE IN CRAFTING OBAMACARE *

HOWEVER, RECORDS SHOW GRUBER, AN MIT PROFESSOR WHO WAS CAUGHT ON VIDEO CREDITING "THE STUPIDITY OF THE AMERICAN VOTER" WITH HELPING PASS THE LAW, VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE MORE THAN A DOZEN TIMES AND WAS PAID $400,000 FOR HIS WORK ON THE PROJECT *

HOUSE OVERSIGHT CMTE CHAIR REP DARRELL ISSA (R-CA) SAYS GRUBER HAS PUBLICLY LAUDED THE "LACK OF TRANSPARENCY" THAT WAS NECESSARY TO PASS THE LAW *

OBAMA ADMIN TO PROPOSE A STRICTER STANDARD FOR THE AMOUNT OF SMOG-FORMING POLLUTION ALLOWED IN THE AIR *

NEW STANDARD WOULD FULFILL A PLEDGE PRES OBAMA MADE DURING HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE *

THE EPA WILL PROPOSE TIGHTENING THE LIMITS ON GROUND-LEVEL OZONE, THE LUNG-DAMAGING INGREDIENT IN SMOG, TO BETWEEN 65 TO 70 PARTS PER BILLION *

CURRENT STANDARD OF 75 PARTS PER BILLION HAS BEEN IN PLACE SINCE 2008 *

WHITE HOUSE THREATENS TO VETO A PROPOSAL EXTENDING TAX BREAKS *

A WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECY SAYING THE PROPOSAL "HELPS WELL-CONNECTED CORPORATIONS WHILE NEGLECTING WORKING FAMILIES" *

THE OBAMA ADMIN SAYING CONGRESS SHOULD INSTEAD MAKE MORE GENEROUS TAX CREDITS FOR THE WORKING POOR AND PEOPLE WITH CHILDREN *

TWO MINNESOTA MEN HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH TRYING TO SUPPORT ISIS *

TWO MINNESOTA MEN HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH TRYING TO SUPPORT ISIS *

YUSUF WAS ARRESTED ON TUES AND IS BEING HELD UNTIL A WED HEARING, BUT NUR'S WHEREABOUTS ARE UNKNOWN *

POLICE DISPERSE PROTESTERS IN FERGUSON, MO, FOLLOWING A SECOND NIGHT OF DEMONSTRATIONS OVER A GRAND JURY'S DECISION NOT TO INDICT OFFICER DARREN WILSON *

POLICE ARRESTED 44 PEOPLE IN FERGUSON TUES, BUT PROTESTS WERE STILL CALMER THAN THOSE MON NIGHT, WHICH SAW ARSON, LOOTING AND RIOTING IN THE STREETS *

AUTHORITIES HAVE DEPLOYED MORE THAN 2,200 NATL GUARD TROOPS TO PROTECT HOMES, BUSINESSES AND CRITICAL FACILITIES IN THE ST. LOUIS SUBURB *

MEANTIME, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TAKING TO THE STREETS NATIONWIDE TO PROTEST THE SHOOTING DEATH OF MICHAEL BROWN BY WILSON *

DEMONSTRATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE IN ATLANTA, BOSTON, DENVER, LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK CITY AND OAKLAND *