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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...
  • State of emergency declared in Missouri ahead of grand jury decision

    State of emergency declared in Missouri ahead of grand jury decision
     Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the state's National Guard to support police in case of violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager....
  • Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes

    Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes
    A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong on Monday as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Dozens of people were...
  • Hong Kong leader indicates possible concession as student-government talks start

    Hong Kong leader indicates possible concession as student-government talks start
    The panel chosen to pick candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 election could be made "more democratic", the territory's leader said on Tuesday, the first indication of a possible concession to pro-democracy protesters who have blocked city streets for weeks....
  • Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks with government

    Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks with government
    Hong Kong protesters planned to march to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock. Demonstrators have...
  • Growing police use of military equipment faces scrutiny

    Growing police use of military equipment faces scrutiny
    The image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters has crystallized a debate over whether a decades-long flow of military-grade equipment to the nation's police departments...
  • Palestinian activist found guilty of concealing Israeli conviction

    Palestinian activist found guilty of concealing Israeli conviction
    A Palestinian activist from Chicago was ordered taken into custody Monday after she was found guilty of lying on immigration and citizenship papers by concealing her conviction for a deadly terrorist bombing in Israel more than 40 years ago. A federal...
  • Judge: Police in Ferguson can't forbid protesters to stand still

    Judge: Police in Ferguson can't forbid protesters to stand still
    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...
  • Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers

    Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers
    Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle pro-democracy barricades near government offices and the city's financial center on Tuesday, a day after clashes broke out as anti-protest groups tried to reclaim roads. The...
  • Molotov cocktails, clashes as thousands of Mexicans protest over massacre

    Molotov cocktails, clashes as thousands of Mexicans protest over massacre
    Protesters threw Molotov cocktails and clashed with riot police outside Mexico City's National Palace on Thursday as thousands protested against President Enrique Pena Nieto's handling of the apparent massacre of 43 trainee school teachers. Hundreds of...
  • Hong Kong court says police can remove protesters

    Hong Kong court says police can remove protesters
    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrators could be forced to leave the streets or risk arrest as early as Wednesday after the territory’s high court ruled that police could start removing barricades and protesters from occupied zones. The...