• Ferguson on Boil

      Ferguson, Missouri at the boiling point. The St Louis suburb exploded in violence again overnight with reports of looting, shootings, vandalism and clashes with riot police. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is ordering the National Guard into the town. Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. There are wide discrepancies in what led up to his shooting. Friday police released a surveillance video showing Brown roughing up a store clerk and stealing merchandise, but the officer who shot him was reportedly unaware he'd just committed a crime. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered by my count the third autopsy on the teen's body. The last one showed he'd been shot six times. There's a news conference at 10:30am ET from the Brown family. Mike Tobin reporting, and we'll have analysis.

      .... 1030EDT -- Brown Family, Attorneys, and Dr. Baden to host presser at the Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, MO to discuss the forensic findings of the shooting death of Michael Brown. TBA Cover

      President Obama has returned early from his vacation in part in response to the Missouri violence. He's holding meetings on the violence today at the White House.

      Good news out of Iraq this morning where Kurdish fighters and the Iraqi Army have retaken that important Mosul dam from ISIS terrorists. It's a significant and so far rare victory for the Iraqi Army against ISIS. Greg Palkot reporting.

      A fairly large earthquake in Iran near the Iraqi border has left many injured and caused widespread damage.

      Fighting continues to rage in Eastern Ukraine. A huge convoy of what Russia calls humanitarian supplies expected to reach Eastern Ukraine soon. There's a meeting of diplomats today in Berlin. Kitty Logan reports.

      The Israelis and Palestinians continue talks on a permanent cease fire in Gaza today. A 5 day temporary truce expires today at 5pm ET.

      Texas Governor Rick Perry is vowing to move ahead with plans to visit 2016 primary states. He's calling a Friday indictment of him politically motivated.

      Former VA Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen present their defense today in the public corruption trial against them.

      Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London "soon." He's been holed up in the embassy for two years, and says his health has suffered. Assange is facing extradition to Sweden where he's accused of a sex crime. Ecuador has granted him refugee status, but England won't let him leave.

      The Pope left South Korea after a successful five day trip. He called for reconciliation on the Korean peninsula.

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