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  • Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to …


  • Missouri police name officer who shot teen

    FERGUSON, Mo. — A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents …


  • Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe,” the insurgents’ new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in …


  • Moscow police detain 2 at gay pride demonstration

    MOSCOW (AP) — Police in the Russian capital have detained two protesters who were holding an unsanctioned gay pride demonstration. The demonstration took place Saturday across from the Moscow mayor’s …


  • 2 dead in shootout in eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two people were killed and several others wounded, including a policeman, in a shootout at the building of a far-right Ukrainian nationalist group, highlighting the tensions …


  • Russian troops take over Ukraine’s Crimea region

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops took over Crimea as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to use the military to protect Russian interests …


  • Ukraine parliament head takes presidential powers

    KIEV, Ukraine — A top opposition figure assumed presidential powers Sunday, plunging Ukraine into new uncertainty after a deadly political standoff — and boosting long-jailed Yulia Tymoshenko’s chances of a …


  • Ukraine’s Tymoshenko rallies protesters in Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after her release from prison, former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko appeared before an ecstatic throng at the protester encampment in Ukraine’s …


  • Opponents of Kiev protests gather at barricade

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands of people angered by months of anti-government protests in the Ukrainian capital are gathering at one of the protesters’ barricades in a tense confrontation with …


  • Georgian protesters call for Olympic boycott

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Several hundred protesters are rallying in the capital of Georgia to protest the Winter Olympics, which will begin in neighboring Russia on Feb. 7. Around three …


  • China rocker quits state TV show over song choice

    BEIJING (AP) — A legendary Chinese rocker has refused to perform at a state broadcaster’s variety show after being denied permission to sing a song that became an unofficial anthem …


  • Riots over economy break out in Tunisia

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Riots over Tunisia’s economy flared overnight in towns around the country, leaving one dead and posing an immediate challenge to the new prime minister and the …


  • FBI to investigate shooting of Calif. 13-year-old

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of a popular 13-year-old boy by a sheriff’s deputy in Northern California. …


  • Egypt police call on protesters to leave sit-in

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian police official called Saturday on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to abandon their protest sit-ins, saying it would pave the way for his Muslim …


  • NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After four days of self-imposed silence on the shooting that killed 26 people inside a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation’s largest gun rights lobby emerged Tuesday …


  • NRA goes silent after Connecticut school shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Where is the NRA? The nation’s largest gun-rights organization — typically outspoken about its positions even after shooting deaths — has gone all but silent since last …


  • Mich. becomes right-to-work state despite protests

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a dizzyingly short time span, Republicans have converted Michigan from a seemingly impregnable fortress of organized labor into a right-to-work state, leaving outgunned Democrats and …


  • Michigan lawmakers approve right-to-work bills

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Over the chants of thousands of angry protesters, Republican lawmakers made Michigan a right-to-work state Tuesday, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in …


  • Right-to-work debate heats up ahead of Mich. vote

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Even with the outcome considered a foregone conclusion, the heated battle over right-to-work legislation in the traditional union bastion of Michigan showed no sign of cooling …


  • Mich. legislators defy unions, OK right-to-work

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In an audacious flex of political muscle, Republicans in a single day reached the brink of a goal that for years has seemed an all-but-impossible dream: …


  • Michigan GOP approves right to work amid protests

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans slammed right-to-work legislation through the Michigan House and Senate Thursday, drawing raucous protests from throngs of stunned union supporters, whose outnumbered Democratic allies were powerless …


  • Michigan GOP pushes right to work amid protests

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans rushed right-to-work legislation through the Michigan Legislature Thursday, drawing raucous protests from hundreds of union supporters, some of whom were pepper-sprayed by police when they …


  • Police spray pro-union protesters at Mich. Capitol

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police used chemical spray Thursday to subdue protesters trying to rush the Michigan Senate chamber after Gov. Rick Snyder and other Republican leaders announced they would …


  • Police arrest, spray protesters at Mich. Capitol

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police say they have used chemical spray on right-to-work protesters who to tried rush into the Senate chamber at the state Capitol, and minority …


  • Guard says Manning protest annoyed brig staff

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Some workers at a Marine Corps brig housing a soldier charged with sending U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks became annoyed at a demonstration on his behalf …


  • Son’s woes weigh heavily on the Rev. Jesse Jackson

    CHICAGO (AP) — In the cluttered office where he’s met with some of the nation’s top politicians and preachers, penned rousing speeches and planned civil rights marches, the Rev. Jesse …


  • Singers continue long Wis. tradition of protest

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Every weekday as the clock strikes noon, dozens of demonstrators pass out songbooks inside the Wisconsin Capitol. Office workers who know what’s coming scramble to close …


  • New Mexico coyote hunting contest sparks protests

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The terms of the competition are simple: Hunters in New Mexico have two days this weekend to shoot and kill as many coyotes as they can, …


  • Court: Officers may have to pay fees in lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a South Carolina sheriff’s office can be held liable for attorneys’ fees for stopping abortion protesters in South Carolina who wanted to hold …


  • Benghazi questions fuel fierce partisan debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly military-style assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has raised numerous foreign policy and national security questions and fueled a fierce, partisan election debate …

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