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Racist e-mails mostly

came from one clerk

Racist e-mails released by the City of Ferguson - which have inflamed tensions surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown - indicate most were sent by a former city court clerk to two police officers. There is no indication that other city employees were involved.

A U.S. Justice Department report last month cited a series of inappropriate messages sent by an unspecified number of city employees.

They included one message that compared black welfare recipients to mixed-breed dogs.

It appears that most of the e-mails released Friday and obtained by news outlets were sent from Court Clerk Mary Ann Twitty to Police Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd. Twitty was fired over the e-mails; the officers resigned.

Names are redacted in several places. City Clerk Megan Asikainen told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that non-city employees are not being named. - AP

'Dreamer' apathy

Only about a third of the young immigrants who became eligible three months ago for an Arizona driver's license after a lengthy legal battle have obtained one, according to state data. The immigrants, often referred to as "Dreamers," are part of a federal program that shields them from deportation and gives them a Social Security number and work permit for two years. President Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in 2012 for young people who had been brought to the United States illegally as children.

- AP


Anarchy on the hoof

A buffalo that roamed away from home has been recaptured after being cornered by police in central Texas in a chase through a residential area. Round Rock police were dispatched Friday morning when the owner reported the buffalo jumped some fences at a rural property and fled.

- AP