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  • 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...
  • Ferguson demonstrators disrupt election night party

    CLAYTON, Mo. Demonstrators seeking justice for the shooting of an unarmed teen by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer disrupted the election night party of victorious St. Louis County executive candidate Steve Stenger. A protest early Wednesday spilled out of...
  • Hong Kong court says police can remove protesters

    Hong Kong court says police can remove protesters
    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrators could be forced to leave the streets or risk arrest as early as Wednesday after the territory’s high court ruled that police could start removing barricades and protesters from occupied zones. The...
  • Missouri governor says violence won't be tolerated after Ferguson grand jury ruling

    Missouri governor says violence won't  be tolerated after Ferguson grand jury ruling
    While the St. Louis area remains on edge awaiting a grand jury decision in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., local law enforcement and activists are preparing for protests that could potentially...
  • 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...
  • Michael Brown's parents travel to Geneva to meet with UN committee

    ST. LOUIS The parents of Michael Brown traveled to Geneva on Monday to speak before the United Nations Committee against Torture. Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. and several local activists will meet with the committee and present a report...
  • U.S. is short-sighted in Egypt

    U.S. is short-sighted in Egypt
    Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi celebrated his recent return from the U.S. by imprisoning prominent opposition blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah for participating in a peaceful demonstration. Historically, Washington's renewed pledges of massive military aid have...
  • Biking and walking likely to be major issues in spring city elections

    Biking and walking likely to be major issues in spring city elections
    On a quiet Sunday morning in East L.A. a few weeks back, the campaign between Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar and County Supervisor Gloria Molina provided its first truly awkward moment. Huizar, who is seeking a third term in the March 3 council...
  • China's president praises Hong Kong chief's handling of protests

    China's president praises Hong Kong chief's handling of protests
    Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his support Sunday for the Hong Kong government's handling of the ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations, even as student protest leaders sought to schedule direct talks with central government authorities. Xi met...
  • Three arrested in protest that disrupted school day in Palm Beach Gardens

    Three arrested in protest that disrupted school day in Palm Beach Gardens
    An environmental protest that blocked a school's driveway entrance Friday, forcing the cancellation of classes for hundreds of students, resulted in the arrests of three protesters, police say. Police started investigating about 6:45 a.m., when staff at...