Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon lifted the state of emergency he put in place two weeks ago amid unrest in Ferguson following the police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown — a move that means he no longer has the option to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Aug. 9 killing. A grand jury met for the third time on Wednesday, with protesters gathering outside St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch's office to demand he be replaced on the case. McCulloch, who has strong family ties to the police community, has said he has no intention of removing himself and blasted the governor for not making a quick decision.
— Tracy Connor
First published September 3 2014, 2:05 PM