ATLANTA (AP) - Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Atlanta to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. <br />
Protesters gathered outside the CNN Center and marched through downtown Atlanta Monday evening chanting and holding signs calling for answers in 18-year-old Brown's death. <br />
An independent autopsy by a pathologist hired by Brown's family said he had been shot six times including twice in his head, but the circumstances that led to the shooting are unclear. Police and witnesses have given conflicting accounts of the incident. <br />
Brown's shooting led to a series of tense protests in Ferguson that were met by responses from police that have been criticized as being militaristic.
A blustery winter storm dumped snow and ice across the West on Wednesday, making driving treacherous in the mountains from California to the Rockies and forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, released Wednesday a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's elected to the White House.