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  • 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...
  • Palestinian activist found guilty of concealing Israeli conviction

    Palestinian activist found guilty of concealing Israeli conviction
    A Palestinian activist from Chicago was ordered taken into custody Monday after she was found guilty of lying on immigration and citizenship papers by concealing her conviction for a deadly terrorist bombing in Israel more than 40 years ago. A federal...
  • Judge: Police in Ferguson can't forbid protesters to stand still

    Judge: Police in Ferguson can't forbid protesters to stand still
    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...
  • Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers

    Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers
    Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle pro-democracy barricades near government offices and the city's financial center on Tuesday, a day after clashes broke out as anti-protest groups tried to reclaim roads. The...
  • Ferguson police barred from wearing 'I am Darren Wilson' bracelets

    Ferguson police barred from wearing 'I am Darren Wilson' bracelets
    Federal officials intervened Friday to stop police in Ferguson, Mo., from wearing “I am Darren Wilson” bracelets in solidarity with the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old there last month. Ferguson Police Chief...
  • Six arrested as Hong Kong protesters storm government plaza

    Six arrested as Hong Kong protesters storm government plaza
    Nearly 100 pro-democracy protesters, some scaling fences, tried to occupy part of a plaza at the main government compound in Hong Kong late Friday, before police using pepper spray moved swiftly in an attempt to disperse the crowd. The protesters,...
  • Hong Kong police surround stragglers at Occupy Central protest

    Hong Kong police surround stragglers at Occupy Central protest
    Police moved in early Sunday to surround the remnants of a pro-democracy demonstration as it morphed from a student-led protest into one spearheaded by the Occupy Central movement, which took its name and inspiration from the Occupy movement in the United...
  • More Hong Kong protesters pour into streets as police pull back

    More Hong Kong protesters pour into streets as police pull back
    After a night of tense confrontations with pro-democracy protesters in which the streets of Hong Kong were filled with tear gas, police abruptly reversed course Monday and adopted a much more relaxed stance that allowed even bigger crowds to pour into...
  • Airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria stir anger among rebels

    Airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria stir anger among rebels
    Opposition to U.S. airstrikes targeting Islamist militants in Syria appears to be growing among rebel groups and their backers in the country, threatening internal support for the Washington-led aerial offensive. Since the strikes began last week,...
  • EBay plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

    EBay plans PayPal spinoff in 2015
    EBay Inc. plans to spin off its PayPal unit next year, bowing to activist investor Carl Icahn's argument that the move would free the fast-growing payments business to compete more fiercely in the competitive mobile payments market. The move, announced...
  • The legacy of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement

    The legacy of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement
    To the editor: The article looking back 50 years to UC Berkeley's Free Speech Movement and the specific focus on Mario Savio brought back powerful memories. ("Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests," Sept. 27) My campus...