COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Here are the Top Five Things You Need to Know today:
This morning authorities have not released the name of the cop who shot unarmed teen Mike Brown. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson say if they release the name of the cop, then that cop would become a target. Jackson was scheduled to release the name during a press conference on Tuesday.Now the police chief says there is no timetable to release the name.
New details this morning from the national center for health statistics. The majority of non-marital births in the US are to women who are cohabitating; marking this the first time a majority of non-marital births were to women in cohabitating relationships. The number rose from 42 percent in 2002 to 58 percent.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced 130 additional advisers being sent to Northern Iraq. The additional advisers will help plan for the evacuation of refugees under siege by Islamist militants. Marines and special ops forces have been sent to Northern Iraq to assess the humanitarian crisis. Right now, there are about 300 military advisers in Iraq as well as troop to protect the U.S. embassy
Legendary film star Lauren Bacall has died. Bacall got her big break as a leading lady in, ??To Have and To Have Not.?? also starring Humphrey Bogart. The two had a whirlwind romance and married the following year. Bogart was 25 years her senior. Right now its reported that the actress known for her husky voice died of a stroke.
As the world mourns the death of Robin Williams, many of his fans are outraged this morning. The social media backlash has been heated following the description of how he died. No detail was spared, including that he was found by his personal assistant with a belt around his neck. Reports also say Williams had wounds on his wrist and a pocket knife was found a few feet from his body.