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  • 2 Hong Kong college students emerge as leaders in mass protest

    2 Hong Kong college students emerge as leaders in mass protest
    Just months after being elected leader of Hong Kong's biggest university student group, Alex Chow joined in the city's annual, orderly July 1 pro-democracy march. But in a move that foreshadowed last week's massive sit-ins, Chow and a committed core of...
  • For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

    For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level
    The numbers have changed little over the decades: A majority of Americans support abortion. But across the country, the antiabortion movement has recorded major success in the last four years, part of a well-funded national strategy to legislate...
  • Malloy Scores Points With Environmentalists While Foley Focuses On Other Issues

    HARTFORD — Since the start of this year, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy has been scoring big points with Connecticut environmentalists. He's come down on the side of protecting glass eels, agreed to ban waste from natural gas fracking, backed clean...
  • Protesters want end to Seal Beach coyote trap, kill policy

    Protesters want end to Seal Beach coyote trap, kill policy
    A protest against the Seal Beach City Council's recent decision to allow the trapping and killing of coyotes drew about 20 people to the Seal Beach Pier on Sunday. Handing out pamphlets and holding signs that read "Killing coyotes is not the solution,"...
  • In Hong Kong, a tale of two sit-ins -- gritty and intellectual

    As Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests continued overnight into Monday, demonstrators in this city’s financial district of Admiralty showed solidarity through oil paintings and sculpture while engaging in salon-style debates against the...
  • In Ferguson, volunteers have electronic eyes on police

    In Ferguson, volunteers have electronic eyes on police
    Romana Williams was out patrolling this week with a thumb-size video camera clipped to the collar of her white T-shirt. As the short, gray-haired woman approached the memorials for Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot by a local police officer, a...
  • Town of Cicero drops charges against fast food protesters

    Town of Cicero drops charges against fast food protesters
    The town of Cicero has dropped charges against the more than two dozen protesters participating in a nationally coordinated event demanding higher wages for fast food workers in September. The protests were part of a national day of protest in the...
  • Darden showdown with activist investors comes Friday

    Darden showdown with activist investors comes Friday
    The yearlong battle with activist investors for control of Darden Restaurants is heading toward a dramatic collision at the company's annual shareholder meeting Friday in Orlando. Shareholder activist Starboard Value will hold a vote to overthrow Darden'...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders to poll followers about officials' offer

    Hong Kong protest leaders to poll followers about officials' offer
    Hong Kong democracy protest leaders were organizing for an electronic vote Sunday to gauge protesters’ opinions about the government’s recent olive branch. But some supporters of the sit-ins warned the poll could backfire. After more than...
  • From tear gas to talk: A Hong Kong policeman chats with protesters

    From tear gas to talk: A Hong Kong policeman chats with protesters
    A week earlier, the officer may have been among Hong Kong’s finest in riot gear, firing tear gas canisters into crowds of pro-democracy protesters. But in the wee hours of Monday, standing sentry outside government headquarters in the Admiralty...
  • Did Occupy L.A. leave a legacy? Just look beyond the City Hall lawn

    Did Occupy L.A. leave a legacy? Just look beyond the City Hall lawn
    Remember this moment? Eric Garcetti (when he was L.A. City Council president) walked out to the lawn in front of City Hall and proclaimed to a sea of tent dwellers: “Stay as long as you need, we’re here to support you.” It was three...