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  • Imposed curfew in effect in Ferguson, Mo.

    Imposed curfew in effect in Ferguson, Mo.
    Rain did not deter hundreds of protesters, angry at the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown a week ago, in Ferguson, Missouri from demonstrating in the streets Saturday night and early Sunday morning.  The state's governor, Jay Nixon, declared a...
  • Two arrested during protests in Oakland, Berkeley; officer pepper-sprayed

    OAKLAND, Calif. A group of about 200 protesters denouncing police violence in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man near St. Louis marched around Oakland and into Berkeley Friday night. Two people were arrested in Berkeley, and an Oakland...
  • Protesters, riot police confront looters as unrest flares in Ferguson

    A demonstration that began quietly erupted into rampaging and looting early Saturday on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., where police in heavy gear and armored vehicles confronted more than 100 protesters near the place where Michael Brown, an 18-year-old...
  • Anti-Israel activists aren't helping the Palestinian cause in Gaza [Letter]

    Anti-Israel activists aren't helping the Palestinian cause in Gaza [Letter]
    Pro-Palestinian activists in many countries recently have been actively protesting Israel's military operations in Gaza. They burn Israeli flags, throw stones at synagogues, call for academic boycotts of Israel's universities and shout "death to Israel...
  • Missouri governor pledges 'different tone' for authorities as highway patrol takes over

    FERGUSON, Mo. Facing a withering national judgment that a community in his state had come to look like "a war zone," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered on Thursday that the Missouri State Highway Patrol take over security of Ferguson from St. Louis County...
  • Chicago vigil protests Ferguson violence

    Chicago vigil protests Ferguson violence
    Hundreds of people crowded Daley Plaza on Thursday night for a rally against police brutality as repercussions of violence in Ferguson, Mo., hit Chicago following the shooting death of Michael Brown. "I'm so mad right now I can't even speak. This...
  • Police use tear gas, detain reporters in Ferguson, Mo.

    Police use tear gas, detain reporters in Ferguson, Mo.
    Police in Ferguson, Missouri, fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters late on Wednesday, on the fourth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting last weekend of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer. Clouds of smoke lingered...
  • Egypt rallies mark crackdown's anniversary; 3 killed, scores arrested

    For many Egyptians, Thursday marked the start of a searing anniversary. At least three people were killed and more than 100 arrested in confrontations between protesters and Egyptian security forces on the first anniversary of the bloody dispersal of...
  • Protesters question city water system study

    Protesters question city water system study
    About 50 protesters rallied Wednesday outside Baltimore City Hall to object to a proposed study of the water system, a step they fear could eventually put the system in private hands. The group, led by labor organizers and the nonprofit Corporate...
  • Veteran Missouri prosecutor to weigh fate of cop who shot black teen

    Veteran Missouri prosecutor to weigh fate of cop who shot black teen
    As St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, McCulloch is responsible for deciding whether to pursue criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Mike Brown on Saturday outside a low-income apartment complex in Ferguson, Missouri....
  • KidsPeace refugee program prompts Lehighton soccer team to pull out of tourney

    For 16 years, the KidsPeace Soccer Invitational has offered hundreds of children a chance to scamper around the plush Orefield campus fields while raising money to counsel troubled youths. But this year, the tournament finds itself running up against a...