Chinese 'cyberdissident' takes farmers' land fight online

Mar 15, 2015

Chinese 'cyberdissident' takes farmers' land fight online

He spent years in prison for running one of China’s few websites dedicated to reporting human rights abuses. But now authorities appreciate his coverage, Huang Qi said as his smartphone buzzed with fresh news of injustice. His website, 64 Tianwang, named in part 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 ...

Mar 12, 2015

China to 'refresh' policy on visitors to Hong Kong

The Chinese government will “refresh” its policy on granting entry permits to its citizens wishing to visit the separately administered territory of Hong Kong, a state-run paper said Thursday, amid mounting anger at hordes of mainland shoppers. “We are talking with the Hong Kong ...

Mar 12, 2015

U.S. to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons

The United States announced Wednesday that it is sending small unarmed drones, armored Humvees and other assistance to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. Lethal weapons were not included, to the dismay of some U.S. lawmakers. The White House said President Barack Obama ...

Two police officers shot in Ferguson: report

Mar 12, 2015

Two police officers shot in Ferguson: report

Two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday as protesters gathered following the resignation of the city’s embattled police chief, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The shots were fired as what had earlier been a crowd of about 150 people ...

Ferguson city manager out after Justice Department report

Mar 11, 2015

Ferguson city manager out after Justice Department report

The Ferguson City Council on Tuesday evening unanimously approved a resolution to part ways with City Manager John Shaw following a scathing Justice Department report that alleged racial bias in the city police department and court system. The St. Louis suburb has been beleaguered ...