New York NOW http://nynow.org en Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm http://nynow.org/post/ferguson-update-holder-writes-op-ed-city-calls-nighttime-calm Attorney General Eric Holder has made a pledge to Ferguson, Mo., where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9.<p>"Our investigation into this matter will be full, it will be fair, and it will be independent," he wrote in <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/a-message-to-the-people-of-ferguson/article_ea8b7358-67a3-5187-af8c-169567f27a0d.html">an op-ed for the St. Louis Dispatch</a>. He added, "Long after the events of Aug. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:15:00 +0000 editor 33862 at http://nynow.org Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment http://nynow.org/post/gov-perry-gets-booked-texas-courthouse-after-indictment Texas Gov. Rick Perry went to a courthouse to be booked after being <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/15/340727667/texas-gov-rick-perry-indicted-on-abuse-of-power-charges">indicted by an Austin grand jury</a> on Friday for alleged abuse of power.<p>As we've reported, critics say Perry overstepped his authority by <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/16/340882519/whats-behind-those-abuse-of-power-charges-against-perry">carrying out a threat to veto funding</a> for a public corruption office. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:23:00 +0000 editor 33860 at http://nynow.org Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers http://nynow.org/post/torrential-rain-swamps-phoenix-strands-drivers <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzRvK_DmzDc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djoQHtPRUGI</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:22:00 +0000 L. Carol Ritchie 33861 at http://nynow.org Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa http://nynow.org/post/ebola-skies-how-virus-made-it-west-africa The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the most explosive in history. One reason the virus spread so fast is that West Africa was blindsided. Ebola had never erupted in people anywhere close to West Africa before.<p>The type of Ebola causing the outbreak — called Zaire — is the deadliest strain. Until this year, it had been seen only in Central Africa, about 2,500 miles away. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:48:00 +0000 editor 33857 at http://nynow.org Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa 'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes http://nynow.org/post/fight-begins-heart-reading-james-baldwin-ferguson-seethes It is early August. A black man is shot by a white policeman. And the effect on the community is of "a lit match in a tin of gasoline."<p>No, this is not Ferguson, Mo. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:36:00 +0000 Laila Lalami 33859 at http://nynow.org