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  • Police chiefs call for expanding gun background checks

    Police chiefs call for expanding gun background checks
    Law enforcement officials from across the country on Monday called for background checks on all gun purchases, including private and gun-show sales. "We must close off all avenues for dangerous people to acquire firearms," Orlando Police Chief John Mina...
  • Connecticut's Extremely Efficient Deer-Killer

    Connecticut's Extremely Efficient Deer-Killer
    EAST HADDAM — Anthony DeNicola is a professional and proficient deer-killer. DeNicola estimates he's been responsible for the deaths of about 10,000 deer since he began his Connecticut-based nonprofit wildlife control company in 1995. He's also...
  • NCJW honors activist member

    NCJW honors activist member
    The National Council of Jewish Women SE Atlantic Section hosted its annual luncheon and boutique on Oct 20 at the Boca Marriott in Boca Raton despite a 30-minute blackout that didn't hamper spirits. More than 135 attendees turned out to honor Delray...
  • Amgen, bowing to hedge fund pressure, to cut up to 1,100 more jobs

    Amgen, bowing to hedge fund pressure, to cut up to 1,100 more jobs
    Amgen Inc., the Southern California biotech giant that has struggled to match the torrid growth of its pharmaceutical peers, finds itself in the crosshairs of a New York hedge fund manager, one of the new breed of activist investors, who is loudly calling...
  • Occidental College rifts mar progress on handling of sex cases, report says

    Occidental College rifts mar progress on handling of sex cases, report says
    Occidental College, under federal investigation for its handling of sexual assault complaints, has taken "sincere and significant" steps to improve its practices but is riven by bitter campus divisions that jeopardize future progress, according to an...
  • Chen Ziming dies at 62; activist jailed after Tiananmen protests

    Chen Ziming dies at 62; activist jailed after Tiananmen protests
    Twenty-five years after Chinese government tanks crushed the massive pro-democracy uprising in Tiananmen Square, an activist branded as one of the "black hands" behind the 1989 event has died in his Beijing home. Chen Ziming's death Tuesday was caused...
  • Burkina Faso president's attempt to extend 27-year rule backfires

    One of Africa's longest-serving leaders, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, was forced to dissolve his government Thursday after severely misreading popular anger over his attempt to extend his 27 years in power. Compaore declared a national...
  • Prominent Hong Kong activist says protesters need to unify, strategize

    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest organizers need to rethink their strategy and bring disparate factions together under a new structure to help lead the movement forward, a prominent left-wing lawmaker from the semiautonomous city urged this week....
  • China gets silence from Hong Kong tycoons instead of vocal support

    With a $32-billion fortune and business interests as diverse as supermarkets and ports, Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, would seem to have little to fret about. But as the Hong Konger told a class of graduating students in the summer at mainland China'...
  • Should Allentown arena zone job office stay open?

    Should Allentown arena zone job office stay open?
    By most accounts, the new arena zone job center has helped put Allentown residents into hundreds of downtown jobs. But now that the arena is open, is the job center's job done? The center isn't funded past January, and the Allentown Neighborhood...
  • Activist, 90, cited again for feeding Fort Lauderdale homeless

    Activist, 90, cited again for feeding Fort Lauderdale homeless
    For the second time in four days, 90-year-old activist Arnold Abbott was cited by police for a violating a new city ordinance designed to stop him and others from feeding the homeless in public spaces. "I expected it," Abbott said Wednesday after four...