Hong Kong's minorities stand up for change

Mar 17, 2015

Hong Kong's minorities stand up for change

When teenager Jianne Soriano joined Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, it was the first time she felt she belonged in the city where she was born. Now, she is one of a new wave of young campaigners fighting racial discrimination. Soriano, 19, says that her ...

Homegrown gourmet pot on the rise in Mexico

Mar 17, 2015

Homegrown gourmet pot on the rise in Mexico

Once upon a time, Mexican marijuana was the gold standard for U.S. pot smokers. But in the new world of legal markets and gourmet weed, aficionados here are looking to the United States and Europe for the good stuff. Instead of Acapulco Gold, Mexican ...

Mexico drug cartels adapting to legalization of marijuana in U.S.

Mar 17, 2015

Mexico drug cartels adapting to legalization of marijuana in U.S.

The growing legalization of cannabis in the United States is forcing Mexico’s drug cartels to rethink their illicit business model, turning to opium poppy plantations and domestic pot consumption, experts say. Americans have been legally allowed to light up joints in the U.S. capital ...

Police describe battling marathon bombers in escape attempt

Mar 17, 2015

Police describe battling marathon bombers in escape attempt

Three police officers on Monday described an onslaught of gunfire and bombs during a confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombers days after the attack and one suspect’s escape in a stolen car that ended with his dragging his brother’s lifeless body through the street. ...

Local election to test Ferguson's faith in the ballot box

Mar 16, 2015

Local election to test Ferguson's faith in the ballot box

After months of race-fueled street protests, residents of Ferguson, Missouri, will have a chance next month to press their demands in a different way: at the ballot box. Eight candidates including four African-Americans are vying for three available seats on Ferguson’s City Council, promising ...

Prayers said across India for elderly nun gang-raped at convent

Mar 15, 2015

Prayers said across India for elderly nun gang-raped at convent

Prayers were said at churches across India on Sunday for an elderly nun who was gang-raped at a convent in an attack that has intensified anger over sexual violence and fueled fears among beleaguered Christians. The attack on the 71-year-old comes just days after ...

Quick answers to double shooting elude police in Ferguson

Mar 14, 2015

Quick answers to double shooting elude police in Ferguson

Nearly 48 hours after two officers were shot in racially charged Ferguson, Missouri, investigators had dozens of leads but no arrests to report on Friday in the hunt for a gunman who turned a late-night protest against police into bedlam. St. Louis County Police ...