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  • Police use tear gas as thousands of protesters persist in Hong Kong

    Police discharged tear gas and fired rubber bullets in the air Sunday in a failed attempt to scatter pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong who appear to pose the greatest test yet for China’s “one country, two systems” approach to...
  • Hong Kong protesters begin pullback at chief executive's office

    Some Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, many in tears, began leaving the Mong Kok area of the city late Sunday, pulling back from the scene of recent clashes with those who back the pro-Beijing government. Fearing a police crackdown may come within...
  • Hong Kong police: 'We have exercised maximum tolerance'

    Hong Kong police: 'We have exercised maximum tolerance'
    After stealing a short nap in a police van, the veteran officer was back on the streets early Sunday morning to kick off what would likely be his second consecutive 17-hour shift. Eyes puffy with fatigue, he kept his distance from the swarm of pro-...
  • Hong Kong protesters stay in streets, but schools reopen

    Hong Kong protesters stay in streets, but schools reopen
    Student leaders urged Hong Kong democracy demonstrators to hold their ground Sunday night as preliminary negotiations ensued between protest leaders and government officials. Tension ebbed and flowed in the semiautonomous Chinese territory throughout the...
  • 2 Hong Kong college students emerge as leaders in mass protest

    2 Hong Kong college students emerge as leaders in mass protest
    Just months after being elected leader of Hong Kong's biggest university student group, Alex Chow joined in the city's annual, orderly July 1 pro-democracy march. But in a move that foreshadowed last week's massive sit-ins, Chow and a committed core of...
  • 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,"...
  • In Hong Kong, a tale of two sit-ins -- gritty and intellectual

    As Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests continued overnight into Monday, demonstrators in this city’s financial district of Admiralty showed solidarity through oil paintings and sculpture while engaging in salon-style debates against the...
  • In Ferguson, volunteers have electronic eyes on police

    In Ferguson, volunteers have electronic eyes on police
    Romana Williams was out patrolling this week with a thumb-size video camera clipped to the collar of her white T-shirt. As the short, gray-haired woman approached the memorials for Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot by a local police officer, 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...
  • In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home

    In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home
    A month ago, Shabbir Ahmed was excited when he and 20 coworkers were ordered by their boss to join antigovernment demonstrations in the heart of this capital. The 25-year-old laborer from the eastern metropolis of Lahore had never been to Islamabad...