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  • Did Occupy L.A. leave a legacy? Just look beyond the City Hall lawn

    Did Occupy L.A. leave a legacy? Just look beyond the City Hall lawn
    Remember this moment? Eric Garcetti (when he was L.A. City Council president) walked out to the lawn in front of City Hall and proclaimed to a sea of tent dwellers: “Stay as long as you need, we’re here to support you.” It was three...
  • Hong Kong calls off talks with student activists as city leader investigated

    Hong Kong calls off talks with student activists as city leader investigated
    Hong Kong called off talks with protesting students on Thursday, dealing a heavy blow to attempts to defuse a political crisis that has seen tens of thousands take to the streets to demand free elections and calling for leader Leung Chun-ying to resign....
  • Airstrikes 'destroyed or damaged' Islamic State targets, Pentagon says

    U.S.-led airstrikes across a broad swath of northern Syria appear to have caused extensive damage to militant positions on the ground and left an unknown number of casualties, according to initial reports emerging Tuesday. The overnight assault marked...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...