The trooper put in charge of tamping swirling racial tensions in this St Louis suburb vowed Sunday to stay “as long as it takes,” after violence flared anew. Captain Ron Johnson also apologized for a white police officer’s shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, which caused long-simmering tensions to spill over for more than a week since his death in Ferguson, home to a black majority. “I want to start off by talking to Mike Brown’s family. I want you to know my heart goes out to you, and I say that I’m sorry,” Johnson said to loud cheering and applause from a crowd of more than 1,300 people at Greater Grace Church in Ferguson.
Ethel Kennedy, the 86-year-old widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, took the so-called “ice bucket challenge” at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., on Saturday, and dared President Barack Obama to do the same.
To most people not named Dennis Rodman, North Korea remains a mystery. But a new time-lapse video produced by a pair of filmmakers for a North Korean tour company gives a rare glimpse inside the enigmatic country.
People across the Internet are congratulating the senior class at Santa Barbara High School today. Yes, it happens to be the last day of school, and so the Class of 2014 will prepare for graduation and life after homerooms and lunch breaks. But the Web’s hat tip probably has more to do with the prank the outgoing students played on their principal, John Becchio.