| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Watching dramas or comedies in the cities where they were shot is a fairly common experience. But it's not often one views a film about a revolution just blocks from where the uprising happened.
That surreal situation has been playing out over the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:10 PM
“Breaking news, I am officially legal.”
Ugandan gay activist Frank Mugisha tweeted that news to supporters around the world after Uganda’s Constitutional Court on Friday overturned a law that punished homosexuality with life in jail....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Law-enforcement officials said Wednesday that they will not file charges against a group of protesters who wrote anti-abortion messages in chalk outside a Newport Beach doctor's home.
Police had said the demonstrators technically may have vandalized...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 6:50 PM
ISLAMABAD (dpa) A maverick Pakistani cleric agitating against the government said Saturday that seven of his supporters had been killed in clashes with police across the country.
Tahirul Qadri, a Canada-based preacher who returned in June with the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:05 PM
We take the Baltimore County Police Department at its word that its officers were just trying to give some helpful tips to a pair of Dundalk activists about the rules of decorum at County Council work sessions and not trying to intimidate them into...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Southwest Airlines, which has been under fire from animal activists over its marketing partnership with SeaWorld, is parting ways with the company after 26 years.
The companies said in a joint statement Thursday they they both decided not to renew their...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:23 AM
For the nearly 2,200 people shot last year in Chicago, getting to a trauma center within minutes was often their best hope of not becoming one of the city's 415 homicide victims.
But how fast they received trauma care depended on where in Chicago they...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Between 20 and 30 protesters confronted shoppers walking into the new Hobby Lobby on Victory Boulevard in Burbank Friday morning, upset over a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed the company to exempt certain contraceptives from employees'...
| Jul 16, 2014
I was talking with friends recently about the passing this year of well-known people such as Dr. Maya Angelou and Amira Baraka when one brought up the loss last month of acclaimed actor, poet, playwright and Civil Rights activist Ruby Dee. He suggested...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:43 AM
When it all blows over, Murrieta Mayor Alan Long says he might send the White House a bill.
Since July 1, when protesters turned away three buses of immigrant women and children scheduled to be processed in a local Border Patrol facility, Murrieta has...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:03 AM
More than 200 miles of Los Angeles streets have been remade in the last five years, with city officials adding bike lanes where the car alone had long been king.
In many cases, making room for cyclists has meant reducing the space for motorists, causing...