Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has decided not to attend today's funeral of Michael Brown "out of respect for the family".
A spokesman for the governor said relatives "deserve time to focus on remembering Michael and grieving their loss".
More top news
National Audit Office figures show 2.7 million 'hospital bed days' are lost each year due to delayed transfers of care.
Parliamentary inquiry finds thousands of children could fall prey to sexual exploitation and gangs because of flawed warning systems.
David Cameron said the June 23 referendum is the most important vote young people will place in their lifetimes.