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  • For Ferguson's police chief, Michael Brown shooting put him at odds even with community supporters

    FERGUSON, Mo. After weeks in the background, Police Chief Thomas Jackson thrust himself into the national spotlight this week with a videotaped apology to the family of Michael Brown and to protesters who felt their rights were violated. Officer Darren...
  • Egypt postpones verdict in case against ex-president Mubarak

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court postponed to Nov. 29 its verdict on whether former president Hosni Mubarak ordered the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his three-decade rule. Before adjourning the hearing on Saturday, 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...
  • Rebel-held towns in Syria protest US bombing of al-Qaida affiliate

    ISTANBUL Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of rebel-held towns in northern Syria Friday to protest U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State and supporting creation of an Islamic caliphate. Organizers of the protests had urged...
  • Ferguson police chief apologizes to Michael Brown's family

    FERGUSON, Mo. Police Chief Thomas Jackson apologized to the family of Michael Brown and to protesters in a video released Thursday. In the video, released by a public relations company representing the city of Ferguson, Jackson apologized directly to...
  • Dana Milbank: Liberals cool on Obama, but he's the lesser evil

    Dana Milbank: Liberals cool on Obama,  but he's the lesser evil
    WASHINGTON — The anti-Obama left was out in force. All 22 of them. As the president stood on the South Lawn to announce the bombing campaign in Syria, liberal demonstrators gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue on the other side of the White House to...
  • The Phantom Bomber's escape into the shadows

    PHILADELPHIA The back-to-school party called for costumes, so Trent University students came as ghosts and witches, moving in and out of the redbrick rooming house at 283 W. King St. in Peterborough, Ontario, all night. That complicated the task for...
  • Hong Kong students take democracy fight to home of city's leader

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of students and protesters marched to the official residence of Hong Kong's leader on Thursday to demand a meeting, defying police warnings, as tensions simmer over the financial hub's democratic future. Carrying a huge...
  • Woman beaten by CHP officer settles, but activists 'want him in prison'

    Woman beaten by CHP officer settles, but activists 'want him in prison'
    Civil rights activists plan to launch a new campaign Thursday for the criminal prosecution of a California Highway Patrol officer caught on video repeatedly punching a woman on the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles, saying the officer's resignation and a $1.5-...
  • Ferguson police chief apologizes to Michael Brown's family in video

    FERGUSON, Mo. Police Chief Thomas Jackson apologized to the family of Michael Brown and to protesters in a video released Thursday. In the video released by a public relations firm representing the city of Ferguson, Jackson apologized directly to Brown's...
  • 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...