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  • Exclusive: Volkswagen spied on Lula, other Brazilian workers in 1980s

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG spied on Brazilian union activists in the 1980s and passed sensitive information about wage demands and other private discussions to the country's military dictatorship, according to newly uncovered documents seen by...
  • Protesters Demand That Police Drop Charges In Taser Shooting

    Protesters Demand That Police Drop Charges In Taser Shooting
    HARTFORD — Protesters marched to Hartford police headquarters Wednesday to demand that the department drop its charges against a teenager who was shot by a Taser last week. Hartford police Det. Shawn Ware shocked 18-year-old Luis Anglero Jr....
  • 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...
  • More violence in Ferguson as protesters defy curfew

    FERGUSON, Mo., Aug 17 - One person was shot and critically wounded and seven arrested early on Sunday as police in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed with protesters when a curfew was imposed following days of unrest over a black teenager being shot dead by a...
  • 1 shot in Ferguson, Mo., after curfew imposed

    1 shot in Ferguson, Mo., after curfew imposed
    One person was shot and critically wounded and seven arrested early Sunday as police in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed with protesters when a curfew was imposed after days of unrest after a black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer. Scores of...
  • Imposed curfew in effect in Ferguson, Mo.

    Imposed curfew in effect in Ferguson, Mo.
    Rain did not deter hundreds of protesters, angry at the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown a week ago, in Ferguson, Missouri from demonstrating in the streets Saturday night and early Sunday morning.  The state's governor, Jay Nixon, declared a...
  • Two arrested during protests in Oakland, Berkeley; officer pepper-sprayed

    OAKLAND, Calif. A group of about 200 protesters denouncing police violence in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man near St. Louis marched around Oakland and into Berkeley Friday night. Two people were arrested in Berkeley, and an Oakland...
  • Skepticism greets start of grand jury case in Michael Brown's death

    The news that a grand jury began hearing evidence Wednesday in the case of a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old did little to placate skeptics, who say the rules in place to empower the jurors will undermine justice for the victim....
  • 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...