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  • Students walk out to protest Ferguson grand jury decision

    Students walk out to protest Ferguson grand jury decision
    High school and college students ditched classes Monday in several U.S. cities to protest against a decision not to indict a Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August. Anger has continued to swell over the long Thanksgiving...
  • Delray man accused of trying to start riot

    Delray man accused of trying to start riot
    A Delray Beach man is charged with trying to incite a riot at a SWAT team standoff Friday, according to a Delray Beach police arrest report. It happened on the 700 block of Southwest Fifth Avenue at about 8 p.m. Police were trying to get an armed man,...
  • Riot damage to Ferguson businesses could be covered with insurance

     Riot damage to Ferguson businesses could be covered with insurance
    The images were inescapable: businesses in Ferguson, Mo., damaged or destroyed by rioting in the wake of the Michael Brown grand jury decision. What happens now to those livelihoods? Small-business owners who had what are commonly called a "business...
  • Police break up demonstration at St. Louis City Hall, arrest 3

    ST. LOUIS Police used pepper spray on protesters who tried to push their way into City Hall at midday Wednesday during the second day of marching downtown. The protest began at Kiener Plaza downtown, moved to the Old Courthouse for "mock trials" and...
  • Hong Kong protesters defy warnings, shut down government offices

    Hong Kong protesters defy warnings, shut down government offices
    Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists forced the temporary closure of government headquarters Monday after clashing with police, defying orders to retreat after more than two months of sustained protests in the Chinese-controlled city. Hong Kong...
  • Mexico releases 11 protesters from prison after international outcry

    Eleven people arrested in recent anti-government demonstrations and sent to maximum-security prisons have been released without charges after their detention created an international uproar. A 12th person arrested separately in connection with the...
  • Ferguson prosecutor put Brown, not Wilson, on trial

    The name Ferguson should become shorthand for dehumanization. No one should have been surprised that police officer Darren Wilson was not charged in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. I've written before, and likely will have to write again,...
  • Ferguson demonstrators begin 120-mile march to Missouri state capital

    Ferguson demonstrators begin 120-mile march to Missouri state capital
    Protesters angered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, entered a pair of shopping malls in downtown Seattle on Friday and disrupted a tree-lighting ceremony. More...
  • Ferguson protesters take battle to St. Louis-area malls

    Ferguson protesters take battle to St. Louis-area malls
    After several days of calm in this region, more than 100 demonstrators gathered at the Galleria Mall in St. Louis at midday Friday, restarting protests over a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the shooting death of...
  • Shannon Frystak: What Ferguson riots say about race relations in America

    Shannon Frystak: What Ferguson riots say about race relations in America
    I was in Atlanta last weekend for the annual Southern Historical Association meetings, a city brimming with a rich historical past, from events of the Civil War to the civil rights movement, and, notably, the home of Martin Luther King Jr. On Saturday...
  • Ferguson police block clean-up brigade from entering damaged area

    Ferguson police block clean-up brigade from entering damaged area
    A group of people in Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday attempted to enter a main thoroughfare of the St. Louis suburb to clean up stores damaged in this week's racially charged rioting but a line of police blocked them from entering the area. West Florissant...