By Sue Britt and Julia Edwards FERGUSON, Mo/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - City officials in Ferguson, Missouri said on Wednesday they want to negotiate with the U.S. Justice Department over police reforms, after voting to amend an agreement born of seven months of talks with the federal government. Mayor James Knowles told a press conference that reforms had to be affordable and attainable. Ferguson's city council voted on Tuesday to accept the reform agreement, called a consent decree, subject to conditions, including that it not be required to increase police officers' pay and police staffing levels.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The federal government sued the city of Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.