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  • Activists gird for Round 2 in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS They stood in a crowded meeting room, arms locked at the elbows, as the tap, tap, tap of police batons grew louder. The Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, of the First Baptist Church of Boston, stood in the middle of the tightly woven circle. "How do you...
  • Awaiting Ferguson grand jury, activists practice protest tactics

    Awaiting Ferguson grand jury, activists practice protest tactics
    In a former union hall in downtown St. Louis, about 100 activists formed a rough circle and, at the instruction of organizer Michael McPhearson, crossed the room wading through a crowd of people going the opposite way. "How hard was that? How much harder...
  • U.S. says it has targeted Khorasan Group again in Syria with airstrike

    American warplanes have struck for a third time an Al Qaeda-linked extremist faction operating in Syria, the U.S. military's Central Command said Friday. A single airstrike targeted the Khorasan group, Centcom said in a statement, referring to a network...
  • Governor should have condemned police for violence, Brown family lawyers say

    CLAYTON, Mo. Lawyers for Michael Brown's family stood outside the St. Louis County Courthouse on Thursday morning and said the family supports Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's call for calm once the grand jury announces its decision about whether to charge the...
  • Police again cite activist, 90, for feeding homeless on Fort Lauderdale beach

    Police again cite activist, 90, for feeding homeless on Fort Lauderdale beach
    The power struggle between 90-year-old Arnold Abbott and the city continued Wednesday when police again cited the activist for feeding the homeless on the beach in violation of a new city ordinance. A squad of about 10 uniformed police stood by as Capt....
  • Syria rebels' aliases grow into new personalities

    Syria rebels' aliases grow into new personalities
    At the hair salon on her wedding day, a fellow bride turned to Tuqaa Afash and asked who her fiance was. "Abdulkareem Laila," Afash said, expecting that in the tight-knit village on the outskirts of Aleppo, the woman would recognize his name. "I don't...
  • Ferguson police chief pressured to step down, but some are rallying to support him

    ST. LOUIS For weeks, federal and state officials have been privately and sometimes publicly ratcheting up the pressure on Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson to step down. Those officials hope that protesters, angry over the shooting of an unarmed black...
  • Tomas Young dies at 34; soldier became antiwar activist after paralyzing injury

    Tomas Young dies at 34; soldier became antiwar activist after paralyzing injury
    He gave up just once, opting last year to enter hospice care and stop taking nutrition through a feeding tube. He wanted an end to the pain and surgeries and tubes and pumps that had sustained him after he was paralyzed from the chest down by an Iraqi...
  • For some Hong Kong protesters, Tiananmen still casts a shadow

    Every night around 1 a.m. for the last five weeks, Jonathan Chan has taken up watch near the Hong Kong government office complex. As pro-democracy demonstrators settle in for the night, he watches like a hawk for any movement of police on the perimeter....
  • Talk of activist interest boosts Wal-Mart call volume ahead of earnings

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Traders placed bullish bets on Wal-Mart Stores Inc's options on Tuesday, the third trading day in a row, amid rumors that the retailer could face activist pressure to spin off its Sam's Club division. Activity in Wal-Mart's call...
  • Gov. Nixon: Police from state, local agencies will respond after Ferguson grand jury decision

    WELDON SPRING, Mo. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said the "pillars of safety and speech" will mark how law enforcement responds to any unrest after a grand jury decides the fate of the 28-year-old police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager more than...