| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:16 AM
The killing of a 14-year-old boy by a policeman during an anti-government protest is raising already high tensions in Venezuela amid a crackdown on the opposition and crippling economic problems.
Protesters hurling rocks clashed with police backed by...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:45 PM
The Elgin School District U46 is considering changes in its discipline and behavior code that would affect everything from political demonstrations to cyber-bullying to teen dating violence to keeping athletes from suffering concussions.
| Feb 24, 2015
| 6:40 AM
Cuban dissidents say that more than 100 anti-government activists have been arrested and they were awaiting word Monday on how many have been released.
Berta Soler, leaders of the group Ladies in White, said that 53 members of her group and 36 other...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:19 PM
To the editor: William M. LeoGrande writes like a football coach at halftime, laying out the other guy's weakness so he can beat him big on the second half. But U.S.-Cuba relations are no game, and LeoGrande forgets that President Obama took action on...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:55 PM
While the St. Louis area remains on edge awaiting a grand jury decision in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., local law enforcement and activists are preparing for protests that could potentially...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 10:23 AM
As dozens of people gathered in Harlem on Sunday to honor two slain New York police officers, President Obama expressed his condolences and the president of the NAACP decried the gunman's claim that he was avenging two unarmed black men who died in...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 2:15 PM
Demonstrations marking the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising were marred by bombings and clashes with authorities that saw at least 18 people killed and 50 injured, most of them in northern sections of Cairo.
The deadliest violence Sunday took...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 6:30 PM
PARIS -- The European Union can see a ribbon of the light of dawn upon the horizon. Years of trudging through an economic slough of despond, guarded by German warders, have left the states of the European Union's south near to despair. This is true of...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:02 AM
The young man and woman waiting in the dark outside the St. Louis county jail were bundled up in scarves and hats to ward off a light freezing rain, but still they were shivering. Every time someone emerged from the jail they would scurry with the...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Russian police moved to disperse protesters after several thousand people rallied near Red Square on Tuesday to protest the conviction of the top Kremlin critic and his brother, in one of the boldest opposition demonstrations in Russia in years....
| Jan 18, 2015
| 5:28 PM
When he first heard that a white police officer had fatally shot a young black man near St. Louis last summer, the Rev. Jamal Bryant got a sick feeling in his stomach.
Then a friend sent video.
"Seeing Michael Brown's body on the ground, covered in...