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12 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ferguson reaction continues across U.S.; N.Y. protests calm

The recipe was there for things to turn ugly. An angry crowd protesting a grand jurys decision to not indict Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown surged into the streets of Manhattan. Marchers pushed against traffic and carved a furious path...

16 minutes ago // VOA

world Clashes as Hong Kong Authorities Clear More Protests

Hong Kong authorities continued Wednesday clearing a main protest camp, prompting renewed clashes between police and demonstrators. Police hauled away several protesters, including student leaders Lester Shum and Joshua Wong, who were seen as the face of the so-called Occupy Movement. The clashes broke out when bailiffs backed by thousands of police began dismantling street barricades on Nathan Road at the Mong Kok protest site. On Tuesday, police said they arrested 116 people during an op

16 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world USC quarterback Cody Kessler aiming for first rivalry-game victory

Cody Kessler is still seeking his first rivalry-game victory as USC's starting quarterback.

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Will Secure Communities work for immigration enforcement?

The federal government's Secure Communities program has been as controversial as it has been counterproductive, so we're glad the Obama administration's new approach to immigration enforcement will mean the program's demise. Yet we also harbor some skepticism about its successor, the Priority...

30 minutes ago // Reuters

world Hong Kong police start clearing activists from protest site

HONG KONG Reuters - Riot police began clearing a major pro-democracy protest site in Hong Kong on Wednesday, following street clashes overnight, and scuffles broke out as some protesters tried to resist attempts to force them off the streets, Reuters witnesses said.

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world O.C. liquor store clerk accused in lottery ticket scheme

Aman who worked at aSanta Ana liquor store was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of redeeming winning Scratchers lottery tickets and reselling losing ones to customers, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Herbalife CEO boosts his stake in struggling company

The chief executive of Los Angeles nutritional products maker Herbalife Ltd. is adding more than $12 million of company stock to his personal holdings, a move the firm said shows his "complete confidence in the continued and future success of the company."

34 minutes ago // New York Times

world North Korean Leader Assails American Aggressors

The government staged a huge rally Tuesday against an American-backed effort to refer the Norths leaders to an international court for rights abuses.

34 minutes ago // Reuters

world Myanmar political leaders to hold talks on amending constitution

YANGON Reuters - Myanmar's parliament has unanimously endorsed talks between the countrys top political leaders on amending a military-drafted constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from being president, a parliamentarian from her party said.

34 minutes ago // BBC

world Dozens arrested in HK crackdown

More than 80 people are arrested after clashes, as operations to dismantle activist camps in Mong Kok continue.

38 minutes ago // New York Times

world World Briefing: China: Coal Miners Die in Fire

A fire that followed underground tremors tore through a coal mine in northeastern China early Wednesday, killing 24 miners, the Chinese state news media reported.

40 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits

After years of inaction, the Obama administration is expected to propose tougher limits on smog Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the rule-making effort. The new rule would be a major victory for public health groups, but it is sure to further stoke the partisan clashes between...

42 minutes ago // BBC

world Degree apprenticeships launched

Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a new scheme.

42 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra lost focus, and reelection

With so much focus on who's raising the most money, who's got the big-name endorsements and who's got labor or business or whatever special interests' backing, it's easy to overlook the simple fact that elections are decided by individual voters. Money, political connections and even incumbency...

42 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Cleveland to Release Video in Police Shooting of Boy, 12

Tamir Rice died early Sunday after Cleveland police shot him in the torso. Rice had been carrying a BB gun that looked like a real gun, police said.

43 minutes ago // VOA

world Protests Staged Across the US After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

From coast to coast, demonstrators took to the streets November 25 after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. Thousands rallied in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Seattle, where high school students took part in a march. The protests across the U.S. were peaceful and calm, in contrast to those staged in Ferguson, Missouri after the verdict was read. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and

44 minutes ago // New York Times

world Listening Post: For Former Embassy Hostages, a Special Interest in Iran Talks

For the 39 Americans still alive who were held captive in Tehran for 444 days from 1979 to 1981, there has been no financial compensation from Iran and financial deals to extend the nuclear talks add to their anguish.

44 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Police block some protesters from trying to get onto 110 Freeway

Authorities briefly closed access to portions of the 110 Freeway near USC on Tuesday evening as more than 300 protesters rallied against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed black teenager.

47 minutes ago // CBS

world Darren Wilson said to have "clear conscience" after Ferguson decision

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson gives first interview since a grand jury decided not to charge him in shooting death of Michael Brown

47 minutes ago // New York Times

world U.N. Urges Protection of Privacy in Digital Era

The United Nations adopted a resolution that signaled growing international attention to the issue of digital privacy, which it described as a human right.

48 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world World Digest: Nov. 25, 2014

IRAN Khamenei approves further nuclear talks Irans supreme leader gave his indirect approval Tuesday for a continuation of talks over the countrys disputed nuclear program, criticizing world powers that many frustrated Iranians believe could have worked harder to reach a deal. Read full a

53 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world In L.A., anatomy of a protest in wake of Ferguson decision

The protests in Los Angeles on Monday night over the decision in Missouri not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown offered a window into the tactics of both demonstrators and police. Below is a review of the two biggest flashpoints of the night...

54 minutes ago // CBS

world Shia LaBeouf making progress on treatment

Actor appeared in court to show proof he's complying with treatment stemming from a plea deal in his "Cabaret"-disruption arrest

56 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Same-sex marriage bans in Mississippi, Arkansas overturned

Arkansas and Mississippi on Tuesday became the latest states to have same-sex marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.

56 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Why do people cross the border illegally? It's not what you think

President Obama's executive order on immigration will affect the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants perhaps as profoundly as their illegal crossing into the U.S. did in the first place. It's been a divisive action about people some Americans regard as criminals. Yet what...

58 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world N.Y. protests remain peaceful; Ferguson reaction continues across U.S.

The recipe was there for things to turn ugly. An angry crowd protesting a grand jurys decision to not indict Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown surged into the streets of Manhattan. Marchers pushed against traffic and carved a furious path...

59 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Costa Mesa sued over law limiting stays at motels

A recently enacted law that limits how long people can stay at motels in Costa Mesa was illegally designed to target low-income residents, a lawsuit filed against the city alleges.

59 minutes ago // BBC

world AC/DC drummer appears in court in NZ

The Australian drummer of rock group AC/DC briefly appears in court in New Zealand, arriving late, to face a charge of threatening to kill.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Hong Kong police begin clearing major protest site

HONG KONG Reuters - Scuffles broke out on Wednesday as Hong Kong police, many with helmets and batons, began clearing protesters from a major pro-democracy demonstration site in the city, Reuters witnesses said.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Museum fossils are new dino species

A new species of horned dinosaur is identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Hong Kong Police Arrest 116 at Protest Site

Hong Kong police arrest 116 as more barricades cleared at unruly democracy protest site

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Police block some protesters from trying to get onto 110 Freeway

Authorities closed access to and from portions of the 110 Freeway near USC on Tuesday evening as more than 300 protesters rallied against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed black teenager.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Kobe Bryant's short shots for Lakers lead to change in routine

It's an impressive concept, really, Kobe Bryant leading the NBA in scoring at age 36.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Ferguson officer Darren Wilson says he feared for his life - video

As protesters began to gather on the streets of Ferguson and dozens of other US cities for a second night after the announcement that Darren Wilson had been spared a grand jury indictment for killing Michael Brown, the police officer spoke bluntly about his conviction that he had acted correctly according to his training, telling ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos that he had a 'clear conscience'

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world L.A. council moves to require that unused guns be locked up or disabled

Los Angeles lawmakers voted Tuesday to start drafting a city ordinance that would require residents to lock up their handguns or disable them with trigger locks when they aren't being used.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Argentina president, back after sick leave, vows to fight hedge funds

BUENOS AIRES Reuters - Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez returned to the public stage in fighting form on Tuesday after a 3-week break due to an infection, declaring in a speech to businessmen she would not be held ransom by hedge funds suing the country.