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  • Missouri police shooting follows shameless pattern

    Missouri police shooting follows shameless pattern
    Every big-city mayor and police chief in America — including the guys from Chicago — are watching what is happening outside of St. Louis, in the town of Ferguson. Ferguson was once a white suburb. Now it is predominantly black. And it's...
  • Tension remains high in wake of fatal shooting of Missouri teen

    FERGUSON, Mo. Tension stayed high and raw Monday as the St. Louis region continued to wait for answers in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a municipal police officer. In another day of fast-moving events, the FBI promised to investigate the...
  • 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,...
  • Setting Times stories to music: From Radiohead to Jim Croce

    Setting Times stories to music: From Radiohead to Jim Croce
    My desk at The Times faces out onto Spring Street and LAPD headquarters. Normally it’s a pretty dull view, a lot of gray concrete and slim ribbons of glass. But around 4:30 each afternoon, something quite wonderful happens: The shadow of what must...
  • Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution

     Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution
    Watching dramas or comedies in the cities where they were shot is a fairly common experience. But it's not often one views a film about a revolution just blocks from where the uprising happened. That surreal situation has been playing out over the...
  • Looting, vandalism follow vigil for dead Missouri teenager

    The police shooting of an unarmed teenager in a St. Louis suburb over the weekend triggered angry demonstrations Sunday morning and vandalism and looting Sunday night, local media reported.  A few thousand demonstrators had gathered for a candlelight...
  • Bethlehem police horses gear up for civil unrest

    As rows of Bethlehem police officers armed with batons and wearing riot gear marched in unison across a grassy field, two horses with the department's mounted unit trotted behind. Just like the officers in the civil disturbance drill, the horses wore...
  • Federal monitor ordered for Newark police for civil rights violations

    Federal monitor ordered for Newark police for civil rights violations
    New Jersey's largest police department will be placed under federal oversight for repeatedly violating residents' civil rights, using excessive force and failing to discipline officers for a wide range of misconduct, the Justice Department announced...
  • Israel, Hamas agree to new short-term ceasefire

    JERUSALEM Israel and Hamas agreed Sunday on a new 72-hour ceasefire to halt hostilities in the Gaza Strip while Egyptian-mediated talks proceed on a long-term truce. A senior Israeli official said Israel agreed to hold fire from midnight Sunday and would...
  • Six Jewish suspects arrested over death of Palestinian teenager

    Six Jewish suspects arrested over death of Palestinian teenager
    Israel has arrested six Jewish suspects in the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death sparked violent protests in Jerusalem and Israeli Arab towns, a security source said on Sunday. With tensions high along the Gaza border, Israel...
  • From foes to brothers in arms: Ukraine police and protesters unite

    From foes to brothers in arms: Ukraine police and protesters unite
    "Run for cover, everybody; get the hell out of here, on the double!" the leader of the commando unit shouted over his shoulder to the men behind him, his voice echoing eerily in the pitch-black basement. "It is a booby-trap. Watch your step for more wires...