There was a night of violent protests, looting and fires in Ferguson, Missouri after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Witnesses reportedly told the jury that the teenager charged the police officer before he was shot. Community leaders had called for calm, but some protesters turned violent setting fire to buildings, looting stores, throwing bottles, bricks and rocks at police and reporters. Police cars were attacked. A Fox cameraman had his camera destroyed. A reporter for another station was hit with a rock. Occasional gun shots prevented firefighters from putting out some fires for a while.
There was some violence outside Missouri including Oakland. In New York City, the police chief was hit with fake blood. Protests in other cities were mostly peaceful. We've got Fox team coverage including Adam Housley, Mike Tobin, and Steve Harrigan reporting from Ferguson. David Lee Miller reporting on other protests around the country. We'll also talk about the media coverage of the story.
President Obama heading for Chicago today at 1:45. Last night, President Obama said "We are a nation built on the rule of law, and so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. There are Americans who agree with it and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. It's an understandable reaction. But I join Michael's parents in asking anyone who protests this decision to do so peacefully." We'll look for any comments he makes today.
New analysis out today on the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and who will replace him. We'll talk with KT McFarland about that.
We get some big economic reports today including a read on third quarter GDP and a read on home prices and on consumer confidence. It comes one day after new records for the Dow and the S&P.
The FDA announces new rules requiring food stores to put calorie labels on menus.
There's a big storm forecast for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic just in time for Thanksgiving! Ugh. Meantime, flooding still a concern in Buffalo after seven feet of snow suddenly started to melt. Locals have made good progress in cleaning up, but are watching rivers closely.
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