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  • Hong Kong activists push election freedom; China warns of limits

    Hong Kong activists push election freedom; China warns of limits
    A blazing sun was melting the Rev. Chu Yiu-ming’s brow as he worked the pavement outside a subway stop in Hong Kong, but the 70-year-old Baptist minister just kept refreshing his grin and pressing fliers into the palms of passersby. “...
  • Egyptian activist, 23 others get 15 years in jail for political dissent

    A criminal court on Wednesday handed down a 15-year jail term for a leading figure in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak in connection with a protest last year against the military-backed government. It was the first such verdict under new Egyptian...
  • AT&T and DirecTV argue merger will benefit customers in FCC filing

    By teaming up, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong competitor to cable giant Comcast Corp. and other pay-TV providers, which will benefit consumers, the two companies told the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday. "The combination of AT&T and...
  • Teachers' union rallies for raise

    Teachers' union rallies for raise
    Blaring car horns could be heard throughout the Newport-Mesa Unified School District offices Tuesday evening. Drivers honked in support of the nearly 100 teachers, who stood on the corner of Baker and Bear streets in Costa Mesa to protest what the...
  • Virginia grappling with Internet realities

    I want to link a couple of stories with a common thread: How quickly technology changes things, and how difficult it can be to find the proper, nuanced, response in the law and in practice. Uber and Lyft, the online-based, taxi-like systems, have been...
  • American Themes Dominate New Crop of TV Movies and Miniseries

    A president is assassinated. Unspeakable evil unfolds in the wintry Midwest. An elderly woman makes a reflective trip to her hometown. Society is ravaged by a plague and the government doesn't act. Two Depression-era criminals hunker down for a last,...
  • Supreme Court turns down NYT reporter's plea for confidentiality

    The Supreme Court turned down a plea for protection from a New York Times reporter Monday, maintaining its stand that the 1st Amendment's guarantee of freedom of the press does not shield a journalist from being required to testify about his...
  • The hard-line China of Tiananmen Square, on a global scale

    "I have tried very hard not to inject myself into China's internal affairs," wrote President George H.W. Bush to his Chinese counterpart, Deng Xiaoping, shortly after Chinese troops gunned down hundreds, perhaps thousands, of demonstrators in and around...
  • Union's appeal further ties up lawsuit

    A legal battle roiling between two Costa Mesa councilmen and the city's police union could soon be headed to a higher court. Thursday, the Costa Mesa Police Assn. appealed an Orange County Superior Court judge's decision to deny a request to strike down...
  • Syria's rocky road to a free press

    Syria's rocky road to a free  press
    Laith Halabi paced the dark streets of Aleppo looking for a person to interview. The wiry young journalist with the independent Shahba Press news agency worried that no one would agree to a man-on-the-street, even on the innocuous topic of a...
  • Ex-Bucks teacher can't sue over blog, judge says

    A former Bucks County high school teacher who claimed she was fired for disparaging students as "frightfully dim," "utterly loathsome," and "whiny" in an online blog can't sue the district for violating her right to free speech, a federal judge has ruled....