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  • 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...
  • Hong Kong police surround stragglers at Occupy Central protest

    Hong Kong police surround stragglers at Occupy Central protest
    Police moved in early Sunday to surround the remnants of a pro-democracy demonstration as it morphed from a student-led protest into one spearheaded by the Occupy Central movement, which took its name and inspiration from the Occupy movement in the United...
  • 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...
  • Police, protesters clash at rally in Ferguson

    Police, protesters clash at rally in Ferguson
    Several protesters were arrested on Thursday night after police clashed with demonstrators at a rally in Ferguson, Missouri, where black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer last month, CNN and KMOV-TV reported. A number of...
  • Climate protesters risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in

    Climate protesters risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in
    Hundreds of protesters marched through New York City's financial district on Monday to call attention to what organizers say is capitalism's contribution to climate change, snarling traffic and risking arrest as they sought to block Wall Street. The...
  • Ag Gag Laws, Industrial Farm Animal Abuse Focus of Yale Forum

    Ag Gag Laws, Industrial Farm Animal Abuse Focus of Yale Forum
    There are legislative and legal skirmishes going on all across the nation over farm animal welfare and "agricultural gag laws," hot-button issues that will be the focus of a forum at Yale Law School in New Haven Saturday. So-called "Ag Gag Laws"...
  • 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'...