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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...
  • Big guns shouldn't shoot down rights: Front Burner

    Police agencies have been over-militarized, as evidenced by the images of Ferguson, Mo., that offended many of our senses. However, these images also have provided us the opportunity to ensure that governmental authority is being exercised within the...
  • 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

    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....
  • 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....
  • U.S. says it has targeted Khorasan Group again in Syria with airstrike

    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...
  • Hong Kong protest leader: New strategies needed to pressure government

    Hong Kong protest leader: New strategies needed to pressure government
    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement will need to muster more political power to force the government to listen to its demands, said Alex Chow, one of the student leaders of the demonstrations, as the sit-ins stretched on Wednesday. “We will...
  • Israelis growing hungry for vegan diet

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That was back in February, before...
  • Hong Kong protesters march after government talks fail

    Hong Kong protesters march after government talks fail
    About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock. Others continued...
  • June Wing

    June Wing
    June Wing, a political, social and environmental activist who participated in the effort that stopped Interstate 95 from being built through several Southeast Baltimore communities, died of respiratory failure Tuesday at her Guilford home. She was 98....