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  • Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night

    Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night
    Three college student from Ferguson found themselves trapped overnight behind the riot-ready police lines of this embattled St. Louis suburb roiling over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.   The women had come to protest but were unprepared for...
  • Hundreds demonstrate peacefully in embattled Ferguson, Mo.

    Boisterous yet peaceful demonstrations continued as night fell in Ferguson on Thursday under the lower-key supervision of police in standard uniforms. There were no assault rifles, riot gear or armored personnel vehicles that had inflamed tensions over...
  • City protesters march to decry police actions in St. Louis and at home

    City protesters march to decry police actions in St. Louis and at home
    Hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the Inner Harbor on Thursday evening to protest police misconduct and brutality and stand in solidarity with residents of Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old has sparked days of civil...
  • Anti-Israel activists aren't helping the Palestinian cause in Gaza [Letter]

    Anti-Israel activists aren't helping the Palestinian cause in Gaza [Letter]
    Pro-Palestinian activists in many countries recently have been actively protesting Israel's military operations in Gaza. They burn Israeli flags, throw stones at synagogues, call for academic boycotts of Israel's universities and shout "death to Israel...
  • Missouri governor pledges 'different tone' for authorities as highway patrol takes over

    FERGUSON, Mo. Facing a withering national judgment that a community in his state had come to look like "a war zone," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered on Thursday that the Missouri State Highway Patrol take over security of Ferguson from St. Louis County...
  • Missouri governor orders National Guard to help quell Ferguson unrest

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon early Monday ordered the National Guard deployed to Ferguson, where another night of violence saw police pelted with bottles and Molotov cocktails and looters rampaging through local businesses. The executive order directs the...
  • Israeli wedding of Jew, Muslim draws protesters amid war tensions

    RISHON LEZION Israel (Reuters) - Israeli police on Sunday blocked more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing guests at a wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man as they shouted "death to the Arabs" in a sign of tensions stoked by the Gaza...
  • Activists call for probes into Ron Tomalis' 25% pension boost as Gov. Tom Corbett's higher education adviser

    HARRISBURG — Using Halloween decorations as props, good-government activists called for investigations into whether Gov. Tom Corbett's former education secretary-turned-adviser floated through the administration as a "ghost employee" who will...
  • Chicago vigil protests Ferguson violence

    Chicago vigil protests Ferguson violence
    Hundreds of people crowded Daley Plaza on Thursday night for a rally against police brutality as repercussions of violence in Ferguson, Mo., hit Chicago following the shooting death of Michael Brown. "I'm so mad right now I can't even speak. This...
  • Egypt rallies mark crackdown's anniversary; 3 killed, scores arrested

    For many Egyptians, Thursday marked the start of a searing anniversary. At least three people were killed and more than 100 arrested in confrontations between protesters and Egyptian security forces on the first anniversary of the bloody dispersal of...
  • Veteran Missouri prosecutor to weigh fate of cop who shot black teen

    Veteran Missouri prosecutor to weigh fate of cop who shot black teen
    As St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, McCulloch is responsible for deciding whether to pursue criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Mike Brown on Saturday outside a low-income apartment complex in Ferguson, Missouri....