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17 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ferguson protesters stop traffic throughout downtown LA

Roving groups of protesters in downtown Los Angeles stopped traffic in multiple locations across downtown Los Angeles after rallying in large numbers toprotest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

20 minutes ago // CBS

world 2nd day of protests against Ferguson outcome

Across the nation, demonstrators are showing their outrage over the grand jury decision in Missouri

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Dozens arrested in HK crackdown

At least 116 people have been arrested in Mong Kok, say Hong Kong police, as scuffles break out during operations to dismantle protest camps.

21 minutes ago // Reuters

world Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police clear protest site

HONG KONG Reuters - Hong Kong police cleared activists from one of the largest protest sites in the city on Wednesday and arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of the pro-democracy movement that has shaken the Asian financial hub.

22 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Dorothy Cheney dies at 98; won more than 390 national tennis titles

Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, who was the first American woman tennis player to win the Australian Open and went on to a prolific career on the senior circuit, has died. She was 98.

24 minutes ago // ABC

world Thai Police Kept Illicit Fortune in Hidden Vaults

Thai police kept illicit fortune hidden in secret underground vaults, chambers

41 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ferguson grand jury faced confusing, contradictory information

Halfway through his testimony to a secret grand jury, Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson talked about the confusion that engulfed him as Michael Browns body sprawled lifeless and bloody across the double yellow lines of Canfield Drive.

42 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ferguson protesters stop traffic on 101 Freeway, place barricades

A growing crowd of nearly 300 people rallied outside Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

43 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Hong Kong Police Step Up Crackdown

Police arrested several student protest leaders and 30 others Wednesday as they moved aggressively to clear major roads at the most volatile protest site.

44 minutes ago // The Guardian

world From the archive, 26 November 1969: Black Power group interrupts Manchester Cathedral service

They gave the raised arm salute, fists clenched with the slogan: Power to the people. Power to the Black People. Then they marched out. Nobody objected Continue reading...

55 minutes ago // VOA

world Protests Reveal Lingering Racial Divisions in US

Americans are divided over a grand jury decision not to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Some are angered by what they see as injustice toward African Americans, while others call for respect for the legal process. The shooting death in Ferguson has brought to the surface unresolved racial tensions that still exist in this country. Zlatica Hoke reports.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ferguson protesters stop traffic on 101 Freeway, place barricades

A growing crowd of at nearly 300 people rallied outside Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ferguson protesters at LAPD headquarters disagree about violence

A growing crowd of at nearly 300 people rallied outside Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Killings Surge in Mexico State at Tip of Baja

Killings surge in Mexico state at tip of Baja Peninsula as gang factions fight over drug trade

1 hour ago // ABC

world Beloved Macaws Bring Harmony to Caracas' Chaos

Beloved macaws bring harmony, color and beauty to urban chaos of Venezuela's capital

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Student protest leaders arrested in Hong Kong

Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district Wednesday, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more than 100 people, including key student leaders.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Flare-Up: Ferguson Protesters Torch Police Car After Calm

A group of protesters flipped then torched a police car during demonstrations Tuesday night in Ferguson, Missouri.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police attempt to clear protest zone

Joshua Wong and Lester Shum among activists arrested as police try to clear Mong Kok neighbourhood following a court order Continue reading...

1 hour ago // ABC

world Hong Kong Police Arrest Student Protest Leaders

Hong Kong police student leaders as more barricades cleared at unruly democracy protest site

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Boys' basketball: It's a 30-point opening night for Windward's Jalen Harris

Jalen Harris tipped off everyone last season as a freshman guard at L.A. Windward that he had the skills and maturity to be a standout.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Hong Kong police detain protesters, including student leaders

Police and other authorities clearing pro-democracy encampments in the Mong Kok area of Hong Kong early Wednesday again clashed with protesters as the movement entered Day 60.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world San Diego woman who targeted couple in 'dream home' gets plea deal

A San Diego woman charged with soliciting rape in a campaign to drive a couple out of a house she wanted has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of stalking, lawyers said Tuesday.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world As Ferguson protests turn violent, peaceful marches held across U.S.

Protests unfolded in major cities across the nation Tuesday night as more than 2,000 National Guard troops and hundreds of police officers converged in the St. Louis area to guard against the vandalism, arson and looting that erupted in suburban Ferguson a day earlier.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ferguson protesters smash City Hall windows, torch a police car

Protests unfolded in major cities across the nation Tuesday night as more than 2,000 National Guard troops and hundreds of police officers converged in the St. Louis area to guard against the vandalism, arson and looting that erupted in suburban Ferguson a day earlier.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Dozens arrested in HK crackdown

At least 116 people have been arrested in Mong Kok, say Hong Kong police, as clashes break out during operations to dismantle protest camps.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world China Mine Fire Kills 24

A coal-mine fire in northeastern China killed 24 workers and left 52 others injured, Chinese state media said, in one of the worst accidents so far this year in the countrys accident-prone mining industry.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ferguson protesters at LAPD headquarters: 'You work for me!'

A growing crowd of at least 200 people rallied outside Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Prosecutor's grand jury strategy in Ferguson case adds to controversy

In most cases, a grand jury is a supple tool in the hands of a prosecutor bent on an indictment. But the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is no ordinary case, and some legal experts say it resulted in an extraordinary grand jury proceeding.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Australia working on new drift modeling for MH370 wreckage

SYDNEY Reuters - Australia is working on new drift modeling to expand the geographical area in which wreckage from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 may come ashore, the Australian search coordinator said on Wednesday.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Hong Kong Police Remove Protesters Camp After a Night of Chaotic Clashes

More than 100 demonstrators were arrested as the authorities dismantled barricades protecting a site where pro-democracy protesters had camped since late September.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ferguson Protests Continue Across the U.S.

Protests resumed across the nation Tuesday, marking the second night of demonstrations following the decision by a grand jury not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the shooting death of a black teenager.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world LAPD officer in '81 killing had front-row seat on Ferguson controversy

In 1981, David Klinger, a white LAPD officer, shot and killed a black suspect in South Los Angeles. Today, Klinger is a professor of criminal justice in St. Louis, where he's had a front-row seat on the raging controversy over the shooting death of a black man by a white officer in Ferguson,...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Obama appears to be seeking a more forceful Defense secretary

As he searches for his fourth Defense secretary in six years, President Obama appears to be looking for a more forceful, articulate military leader to navigate the tough but limited wars that are likely to consume much of his final two years in office.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Hong Kong police clear Mong Kok protest site: Reuters witness

HONG KONG Reuters - Hong Kong police dismantled barricades, pulled down tents and cleared protesters from a demonstration site in the crowded Mong Kok district on Wednesday, Reuters witnesses said.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Flare-Up: Ferguson Protesters Torch Police Car After Calm

A group of protesters flipped then torched a police car during demonstrations Tuesday night in Ferguson, MO.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Chris Paul's tribute to brave mom is more than an initial offering

Before he walks onto the court in Auburn Hills, Mich., on Wednesday, Chris Paul will write the initials of a woman he's never met on his sneakers.