The decision resolves one aspect of the case, but additional investigations remain and the community for months has been bracing for demonstrations in anticipation of the grand jury's decision.
Some protesters erupted in anger after the announcement that Officer Darren Wilson won't be indicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Protesters overran a barricade and taunted police. Some chanted "murderer" and others threw rocks and other items.
It's not uncommon for deliberations to take a while in complex cases when, such as in the Brown shooting, self-defense is alleged or there are two widely conflicting versions of events.
Barricades surrounded the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, though the decision seemed unlikely over the weekend.
More than two-thirds of the residents of Ferguson are black, but its mayor, police chief and most of its police department are white. Black residents say their conflicts with the police long predate Brown's shooting.
Steven King of Metro Shooting Supplies says he's sold two to three times more weapons than usual in recent weeks.
The governor of the US state of Missouri has declared a state of emergency ahead of a grand jury decision in the case of Michael Brown who was killed by a white police officer.
The UN Committee Against Torture, which has 10 independent experts, is responsible for reviewing the records of all 156 UN member countries that have ratified the UN Convention Against Torture
More than six weeks after a white police officer shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown, protesters again poured into the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, overnight, with acts of vandalism and at least two arrests taking place, media reported.
Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting on Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowing political retaliation against an elected official tied to the prosecutor.
Two newly discovered witnesses of last month's fatal police shooting in Ferguson in the US state of Missouri said that the officer shot Michael Brown when the latter had his arms raised and had surrendered.
Efforts by city leaders to repair the local government's fractured relationship with its residents in the St Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer got off to a rocky start on Tuesday at the first public meeting of elected officials since Michael Brown's death.
As Michael Brown is laid to rest in Ferguson, the town's wounds are a long way from healing. But while looking at all the many things that went wrong it's worth reflecting on the things that didn't.
North Korea, which is regularly condemned by Washington and others over allegations of gross human rights abuses, said the US had no right to pass judgement on others.
Thousands are expected on Monday to attend the funeral of the unarmed black teen shot dead by a white policeman in Missouri, two weeks after the killing sparked riots and revived debate on race and law enforcement in America.
For Obama, his nine rounds of golf over the course of two weeks on Martha's Vineyard, about five hours per round, demonstrated his need to let off some steam from the white-hot political polarization of Washington ahead of a looming partisan battle over new immigration rules he will soon issue.
A police officer in Missouri was suspended Friday after he voiced his contempt via Facebook of protesters condemning the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.
On the residential street when white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown at least six times in broad daylight on August 9, hundreds of red roses were carefully arranged in a row.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said the National Guard, deployed on Monday, were no longer needed.
Before the meeting, Brown's mother viewed her son's body at a local morgue for the first time since he died after being shot six times.