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  • In Britain, fledgling fracking industry runs into opposition

    In Britain, fledgling fracking industry runs into opposition
    SALFORD, England — Just a few yards from the messy camper van where he now spends his nights, Hytham Chlouk points through some winter-stricken trees at what he calls "the death star." It's a giant derrick that rises high in a clearing behind a...
  • At least 25 killed in Ukraine as president alleges coup attempt

    KIEV, Ukraine -- As the death toll in Kiev's violent political confrontation rose dramatically to at least 25 Wednesday,  embattled Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich laid blame for the violence on protest leaders and threatened a tough response....
  • Europeans weigh sanctions on Ukraine authorities following crackdown

    MOSCOW -- Alarmed by an outbreak of deadly violence in Ukraine, the international community reacted Wednesday with urgent appeals for both sides in the bitter confrontation over the country’s future to renounce the use of force and negotiate an...
  • Will prison time for nun who breached nuclear complex deter activists?

    Praise has continued to pour in for an 84-year-old nun and two other Catholic activists who were sentenced to prison this week for embarrassing the U.S. government two years ago by breaking into a nuclear weapons complex in Tennessee. Trying to draw...
  • Egyptian court upholds prison terms for three activists

    CAIRO -- An appeals court on Monday dealt another blow to the Egypt’s beleaguered liberal activists, upholding three-year prison terms handed down to a trio of figures known for their role in the country’s 2011 revolution.  The three --...
  • Environment prize goes to Indian activist who battled coal mine plan

    Environment prize goes to Indian activist who battled coal mine plan
    Ramesh Agrawal had just finished lunch when two men walked into his cyber cafe and inquired about computer prices. Agrawal said he would ask his sons, who run the business. That's when one of the men shot him. Two bullets pierced Agrawal's groin and...
  • Donald Sterling's ties to NAACP under scrutiny after race recording

    Donald Sterling's ties to NAACP under scrutiny after race recording
    Five years ago, when the local chapter of the NAACP wanted to give Clippers owner Donald Sterling a lifetime achievement humanitarian award, Los Angeles' African American community was divided. Sterling had been a prominent donor to the NAACP chapter...
  • Erykah Badu on performing for a dictator: 'that's how KINGDOMS twerk'

    Erykah Badu is far from the first pop singer to perform for a despotic ruler. But she's certainly found some novel arguments for justifying it.  The R&B singer has been on a Twitter counteroffensive after being faced with a wave of criticism for her...
  • Obama condemns violence in Ukraine, warns of consequences

    Obama condemns violence in Ukraine, warns of consequences
    TOLUCA, Mexico -- President Obama warned all sides in the deadly Ukrainian conflict Wednesday that “there will be consequences if people step over the line,” but said he holds the government “primarily responsible” for showing...
  • Activists sue San Francisco over 'Google buses'

    Activists sue San Francisco over 'Google buses'
    There appears to be no prospect of peace in San Francisco when it comes to the parade of giant, corporate shuttles rumbling through the streets every day. On Thursday, a coalition of local activists filed a lawsuit asking a judge to prevent corporate...
  • Immigration protesters pressure Obama for more change

    Immigration protesters pressure Obama for more change
    When immigration activists take to the streets Thursday for a series of May Day marches in downtown Los Angeles, their message will be largely directed at President Obama. "The president needs to be pressured to use the authority that he has to keep...