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  • Two arrested during protests in Oakland, Berkeley; officer pepper-sprayed

    OAKLAND, Calif. A group of about 200 protesters denouncing police violence in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man near St. Louis marched around Oakland and into Berkeley Friday night. Two people were arrested in Berkeley, and an Oakland...
  • Seattle police chief during WTO unrest appalled by Ferguson violence

    Seattle police chief during WTO unrest appalled by Ferguson violence
    The first thing Norm Stamper thought when he saw images of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of an unarmed black man was straight out of a folk song — “When will we ever learn?” “My reaction was,...
  • Journalist says he was attacked at Ferguson looting scene

    Independent photo journalist Abe Van Dyke said Friday he was punched by looters and his camera equipment damaged after police began firing tear gas. "Things just went out of control really quick," said Van Dyke, a Waukesha, Wis., resident. First, Van...
  • Protesters, riot police confront looters as unrest flares in Ferguson

    A demonstration that began quietly erupted into rampaging and looting early Saturday on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., where police in heavy gear and armored vehicles confronted more than 100 protesters near the place where Michael Brown, an 18-year-old...
  • Ferguson Day 6: Protests continue, as rally approaches

    Ferguson Day 6: Protests continue, as rally approaches
    Minutes before a police officer shot him dead, Michael Brown had become a suspect in the theft of cigars from a store, according to police reports released on Friday after days of protests in a St. Louis suburb over the unarmed black teenager's death....
  • Obama's other role: An uncommon scold

    Obama's other role: An uncommon scold
    Riots in Ferguson, Mo., draw President Barack Obama into a familiar, although unwritten, part of his job description: a blend of national healer and scold-in-chief. It's always risky for a president to get involved in local disputes. But everybody looks...
  • Rep. Bobby Scott speaks out on Ferguson riots

    Rep. Bobby Scott speaks out on Ferguson riots
    U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, signed a letter with two other lawmakers expressing concern about the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting of an unarmed black teen by police. A national debate has emerged over the...
  • No comparison between Sanford and Ferguson

    No comparison between Sanford and Ferguson
    I watched the images of police in riot gear and protesters looting stores or running from tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., this week and thought: That could have been us. What happened to Trayvon Martin isn't anything for Florida to be proud of. Neither...
  • Nation and world news briefs for Aug. 11

    NATION FERGUSON, Mo. Hundreds of protesters converged outside the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri on Monday, chanting "Hands up! Don't shoot!" with their arms in the air after a night of violence when a vigil for an unarmed black teenager who...
  • Protests near St. Louis continue for slain teen after riot, arrests

    Protests near St. Louis continue for slain teen after riot, arrests
    Hundreds of protesters gathered at a suburban St. Louis police station on Monday demanding murder charges against an officer who shot to death an unarmed black teenager over the weekend. The largely peaceful protests, monitored by about 50 police...
  • Hundreds demonstrate peacefully in embattled Ferguson, Mo.

    Boisterous yet peaceful demonstrations continued as night fell in Ferguson on Thursday under the lower-key supervision of police in standard uniforms. There were no assault rifles, riot gear or armored personnel vehicles that had inflamed tensions over...