After protesters filled the streets of Ferguson on Monday, the city's leaders urged people to stay at home Tuesday night and "allow peace to settle in."
Michael Brown's death is the latest illustration of deep divisions between minorities and police that have simmered for generations.
Police Chief Sam Dotson said officers responded to Tuesday to a store where the man was reported to have stolen energy drinks and a pastry.
The first black president appears to be attempting to determine what role, if any, he can play in defusing a crisis that has made evident the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across the U.S.
A collection will be taken during the service to assist food pantries and parishes in the Ferguson area, and to help those affected by looting and property destruction.
U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey rejected all claims raised by Bruce Cole and his wife, Nanette Cole, in a bankruptcy case.
The EPA is investigating the role of a food company in a Missouri ammonia discharge that killed more than 100,000 fish.
St. Charles Police Chief Randy McKinley said he supports the goal but sees enforcement problems.
An independent autopsy conducted on 18-year-old Michael Brown determined that the teen was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, according to the hired pathologists and the family's attorneys.
Gov. Jay Nixon asked for a federal investigations two days after Michael Brown was shot.
Some of the protesters said they previously had been shot by police or know relatives and friends who had been.
Gov. Jay Nixon said he acted to protect the people and property from a "violent criminal element intent upon terrorizing the community."
Here's a look at the key elements since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
The coming days and weeks will be crucial as grand jurors begin hearing evidence that will help determine whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is charged with a state crime for the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The lawsuit filed Monday by the National Bar Association contends the Ferguson Police Department is in violation of the state open-records law for not releasing reports about the Aug. 9 shooting.
Consultants have warned for years that Missouri was operating a "constitutionally inadequate" public defender system.
Photographer Scott Olson said he was "arrested for just doing my job."
The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9 has spurred several protests and confrontations with police.
The president said it would be useful to review how local law enforcement agencies have used federal grants that permit them to obtain heavier armaments.
The school district received its temporary certificate of occupancy for the school on Friday.