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  • Missouri governor says violence won't be tolerated after Ferguson grand jury ruling

    Missouri governor says violence won't  be tolerated after Ferguson grand jury ruling
    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...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has called on federal regulators to toughen proposed net-neutrality rules for Internet traffic, including taking the controversial step of changing the way the law treats broadband providers so they are subject...
  • FIFA chief Sepp Blatter target of Zurich protesters

    Sepp Blatter, the controversial president of world soccer's governing body, generally travels with a security detail. On Tuesday he needed riot police as well when demonstrators interrupted a speech he was making at a university in Zurich, Switzerland,...
  • How our drug and gun habits tie in with the 43 missing Mexican students

    How our drug and gun habits tie in with the 43 missing Mexican students
    By now, unfortunately, we’ve become inured to reports of violence among Mexico’s brutal drug gangs, from the murderous border town of Nuevo Laredo to the gruesome killing zones of Guerrero state, which includes Acapulco. But the reports over...
  • Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes

    Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes
    A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong on Monday as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Dozens of people were...
  • Minivan attack by Palestinian kills 1 as tensions mount in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM A Palestinian driver plowed his minivan into a group of Israeli border police and commuters Wednesday at a light-rail station in Jerusalem, killing an officer and injuring 13 people, four of them seriously, before he was shot dead, police and...
  • Riot breaks out at New Hampshire pumpkin festival

    It wasn't the pumpkins they were smashing. A quaint pumpkin festival in New Hampshire ended with tear gas, street fires and at least one flipped car on Saturday as mobs of college students and young people turned parts of the town of Keene into a free-...
  • Federal civil rights charges appear unlikely in Ferguson shooting: report

    Federal civil rights charges appear unlikely in Ferguson shooting: report
    U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The...
  • Two shot, dozens arrested in San Francisco following Giants' win

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Two people were shot, one was stabbed and around 40 were arrested as celebrations in San Francisco for the Giants victory in the World Series turned violent overnight, police said on Thursday. A number of police officers were struck...
  • Israel limits prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque after Jewish activist shot

    JERUSALEM Tensions over Jerusalem's most hotly contested holy site flared Thursday after a prominent rightist campaigner for Jewish prayer there was shot in an apparent assassination attempt, and police tracked down and killed an Arab they said was the...
  • The unprecedented opportunity of the Ferguson Commission

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday, Oct. 28: The state of Missouri has more than 200 boards and commissions that oversee everything from utility rates (the Public Service Commission) to roller coasters (the...