| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Uplifting propaganda posters touting President Xi Jinping's "China Dream" catchphrase are plastered across many cities in China these days. But throughout the country's westernmost province, an unrelenting series of billboards, red banners and spray-...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 1:33 PM
— In Hong Kong, business is king. Men in custom-made suits clog the streets; downtown is chock-a-block with financial institutions and luxury stores. Taxi drivers offer stock tips unbidden.
As a result, many Hong Kongers viewed the student-led...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Despite mounting calls from pro-democracy protesters, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said Tuesday that he would not step down and appealed to organizers of the Occupy Central movement to send their followers home.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:03 PM
The incident in 2006 was in some ways typical: A group of inmates at High Desert State Prison near Susanville attacked two corrections officers, and prison officials responded with a race-based lockdown, keeping African American prisoners confined to...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:17 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:44 PM
After a night of tense confrontations with pro-democracy protesters in which the streets of Hong Kong were filled with tear gas, police abruptly reversed course Monday and adopted a much more relaxed stance that allowed even bigger crowds to pour into...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:44 PM
Beauty Town has an elaborate video surveillance system that displays 16 angles of the store, but the cameras are better at capturing crime than at preventing it.
The beauty shop has been looted multiple times since a white Ferguson police officer shot...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:19 AM
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,...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 11:28 AM
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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 10:48 PM
Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong early on Sunday for a second night, deepening a sense of impasse between a government with limited options and a pro-democracy movement increasingly willing to confront police.
The worst political crisis in Hong...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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-...