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  • Guests For Jan. 23 Actress, model and community activist Sallie Toussaint

    Guests For Jan. 23   Actress, model and community activist Sallie Toussaint
    Actress, model and community activist Sallie Toussaint -- a former "Miss USA" and "Miss Connecticut" -- has journeyed from Hartford's North End to New York City and Hollywood. She has scored minor roles in "The Sopranos" and "The Departed" and has been...
  • From tear gas to talk: A Hong Kong policeman chats with protesters

    From tear gas to talk: A Hong Kong policeman chats with protesters
    A week earlier, the officer may have been among Hong Kong’s finest in riot gear, firing tear gas canisters into crowds of pro-democracy protesters. But in the wee hours of Monday, standing sentry outside government headquarters in the Admiralty...
  • Darden showdown with activist investors comes Friday

    Darden showdown with activist investors comes Friday
    The yearlong battle with activist investors for control of Darden Restaurants is heading toward a dramatic collision at the company's annual shareholder meeting Friday in Orlando. Shareholder activist Starboard Value will hold a vote to overthrow Darden'...
  • Hong Kong protests dwindle, but talks with government likely to go nowhere

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong pro-democracy protests that brought tens of thousands on to the streets last week dwindled to a few hundred on Wednesday after activist leaders agreed to talks with the government which are all but certain to go nowhere....
  • 'Crackdown or climbdown': Hong Kong protesters face stark choices

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Student protesters galvanized Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement with their energy and ideological zeal, bringing tens of thousands of people on to the streets in a show of defiance against Beijing. People young and old speak of a...
  • Hong Kong pro-democracy protests fade a week later

    Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators risked a backlash from commuters and retailers on Tuesday as lingering protests caused traffic chaos and sales slump in the global financial hub, with preliminary talks with the government suggesting no quick...
  • Police in Ferguson can't forbid protesters to stand still, judge rules

    Police in Ferguson can't forbid protesters to stand still, judge rules
    Officers in Ferguson, Mo., violated the Constitution by requiring peaceful protesters to keep moving rather than stand still during demonstrations that followed the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed man, a federal judge said Monday. U.S. District...
  • Town of Cicero drops charges against fast food protesters

    Town of Cicero drops charges against fast food protesters
    The town of Cicero has dropped charges against the more than two dozen protesters participating in a nationally coordinated event demanding higher wages for fast food workers in September. The protests were part of a national day of protest in the...
  • Fading Hong Kong protests still a challenge to China's image

    HONG KONG China hasn't said much about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, other than trotting out its state media to describe the protesters as fringe extremists, small in number, causing chaos in one of Asia's major trading centers. Now, as the...
  • Malloy Scores Points With Environmentalists While Foley Focuses On Other Issues

    HARTFORD — Since the start of this year, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy has been scoring big points with Connecticut environmentalists. He's come down on the side of protecting glass eels, agreed to ban waste from natural gas fracking, backed clean...
  • Protesters want end to Seal Beach coyote trap, kill policy

    Protesters want end to Seal Beach coyote trap, kill policy
    A protest against the Seal Beach City Council's recent decision to allow the trapping and killing of coyotes drew about 20 people to the Seal Beach Pier on Sunday. Handing out pamphlets and holding signs that read "Killing coyotes is not the solution,"...