As a grand jury considers whether to indict the police officer who shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Brown's death has drawn intense scrutiny to the racial imbalances in the St. Louis suburb. Its mostly African-American community is struggling with high rates of unemployment and poverty. Omar Villafranca visited Ferguson for a closer look at the problems.
The police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has put the St. Louis suburb under a microscope. It's a community with enormous challenges, including a housing crisis that has thousands of homeowners struggling to hang on. Omar Villafranca reports.
Amtrak accepted 24 writers into their new residency program after receiving 16,000 applications. The program allows creatives to travel on a long-distance ride, not only to be in a peaceful space for writing, but also enjoy the scenery along the way. Dean Reynolds reports.
A new report finds that the University of North Carolina had a wide-spread academic scandal. The scheme included fake classes and bogus grades for over 3,000 students for 18 years. Mark Strassmann reports
The Obama administration is trying to find ways to stop home grown radicals and is looking outside of government for inspiration. Margaret Brennan reports on a new program in Maryland that is the first community-led program to fight violent extremism.
Heavy rain pounded Providence, Rhode Island, overnight and strong wind gusts are blowing through parts of Massachusetts. More than 36,000 homes lost power. Danielle Niles of Boston affiliate WBZ reports.
A Maryland man faces charges after jumping the White House fence Wednesday night. He was quickly taken down by attack dogs and Secret Service agents. The incident came weeks after another intruder made it inside the White House doors. Bill Plante reports from Washington.