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  • Ferguson, Mo.: Microcosm of U.S.: Front & Center

    The shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin shooting in a tony Sanford subdivision two years ago. Unlike Sanford, however, Ferguson has erupted in riots, prompting Missouri Gov. Jay...
  • Canada on mission to map Arctic, lay claim to broader boundaries

    Canada on mission to map Arctic, lay claim to broader boundaries
    Canada has dispatched two icebreakers to map the Arctic seabed beneath the North Pole to support a bid to extend the country's maritime territory deeper into the waterways at the top of the world. A preliminary submission to the United Nations...
  • Curfews, like Ferguson's, enacted more often across U.S. in recent years

    Curfews, like Ferguson's, enacted more often across U.S. in recent years
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's announcement of a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. is a tactic that has been used more frequently in recent years as American cities have grappled with civil unrest or natural disasters. Nixon's curfew announcement came after...
  • PA FOP endorses Wolf over Corbett

    PA FOP endorses Wolf over Corbett
    It appears pensions are thicker than the thin-the-blue-line of law enforcement in the Nov. 4 gubernatorial election. The 40,000-member state chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Democrat Tom Wolf over incumbent Republican Gov. Tom...
  • At least 36 dead in landslides in western Japan

    TOKYO At least 36 people were dead and seven unaccounted for in landslides triggered by torrential rain in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday, police said. A 2-year-old boy and his 11-year-old brother were pronounced dead after they were...
  • In Taiwan, teens protest statues honoring former ruler Chiang Kai-shek

    In Taiwan, teens protest statues honoring former ruler Chiang Kai-shek
    Nearly 40 years after Chiang Kai-shek's death, statues of the autocratic leader continue to loom large on school campuses across the island he long ruled. The smiling, balding bronze and stone figures are ubiquitous to the degree that many students barely...
  • Hampton City Employees Credit Union explores merger with BayPort

    Hampton City Employees Credit Union explores merger with BayPort
    The Hampton City Employees Credit Union, which has one branch office in City Hall, is exploring a merger with BayPort Credit Union. "We're in the process of pursuing a merger opportunity with BayPort," Hampton City Employees Credit Union Manager Nancy...
  • Police move against protestors as calm dissolves in Ferguson

    Police move against protestors as calm dissolves in Ferguson
    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police in riot gear ordered demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late on Tuesday, then charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved during an 11th night of protests over the fatal shooting of a...
  • FPL gets OK for voluntary solar-energy fee

    FPL gets OK for voluntary solar-energy fee
    TALLAHASSEE — State regulators have approved a program that will allow Florida Power & Light customers to voluntarily chip in $9 a month to help pay for solar-energy projects, despite opposition from two groups that work to expand the use of solar...
  • Chesapeake Bay oysters featured in new Virginia Oyster Trail campaign

    Chesapeake Bay oysters featured in new Virginia Oyster Trail campaign
    Salty … with sweetness and a smooth finish. That's the regional flavor of Tidewater oysters as they're now being touted in a new Virginia Oyster Trail campaign launched Tuesday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, part of his long-term effort to build a "new...
  • Presidents of Russia, Ukraine to meet in Belarus as fighting rages

    Presidents of Russia, Ukraine to meet in Belarus as fighting rages
    The presidents of Russia and Ukraine will meet next week in Minsk, the capital of neighboring Belarus, to discuss the combat consuming eastern Ukraine and Kiev's diplomatic turn toward the European Union that sparked the conflict. Russian President...