All signs pointed to a decision coming as early as this weekend in the case of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson over the summer, setting off months of protests.
In a video announcing new guidance for the way law enforcement handles protests, Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday also called for demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson to remain nonviolent.
President Barack Obama says his message to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as they await a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to "keep protests peaceful."
Missouri lawmakers plan to make a new push next session to pass an agricultural package that could help dairy, cattle and crop farmers — this time, without a contentious deer-ranching provision that doomed the measure.
Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
Several dozen protesters have been marching in Ferguson as the community awaits a decision from a grand jury considering whether to indict the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.