Clearing New York cop of death sparks protests nationally

Clearing New York cop of death sparks protests nationally

Thousands and thousands of diverse people united by anger took to the streets from New York City to San Francisco for a second straight night to protest a grand jury clearing a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man. Grandparents marched with their grandchildren. Experienced activists stood alongside newcomers, and […]

A white mayor deals with New York racial tensions

A white mayor deals with New York racial tensions

He is a white man with a black son, a mayor elected on a campaign centered on mending relations between the nation’s largest police force and the communities of color who feel mistreated and, at times, endangered by the police. As Bill de Blasio spoke Wednesday night, his voice halting, in the aftermath of a […]

Michael Brown’s stepfather apologizes for comments

Michael Brown’s stepfather apologizes for comments

The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed his stepson, but said his remarks had nothing to do with the arson and looting that ravaged Ferguson and the surrounding area. Louis Head said Wednesday in a statement that […]

Classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision

Classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision

When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. So the Minneapolis teacher put aside his lesson plans for the day and asked them […]

Michael Brown’s father under investigation for comments

Michael Brown’s father under investigation for comments

Police are investigating Michael Brown’s stepfather for angry comments on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson, a spokesman said Tuesday. Officials are looking into Louis Head’s comments as part of a broader investigation into the arson, vandalism and looting that followed […]

FBI says ‘destructive’ malware targets business web sites

FBI says ‘destructive’ malware targets business web sites

The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyberattack in the United States, following a devastating breach last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Cybersecurity experts said the malicious software described in the alert appeared to describe the one that affected Sony, which would mark first […]

Black Friday a bust for many retailers

Black Friday a bust for many retailers

Early holiday promotions and rising online shopping took a toll on in-store U.S. sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers on average spent 6.4 percent less than they did a year earlier, according to data released Sunday by an industry group. The National Retail Federation estimated shoppers on average spent $380.95 at stores this holiday […]

UPS treatment of pregnant drivers before Supremes

UPS treatment of pregnant drivers before Supremes

Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why. Young was pregnant with Triniti, who’s now 7 years old, when UPS told Young that she could not have a temporary assignment to avoid lifting heavy […]

Does First Amendment cover free speech on Internet?

Does First Amendment cover free speech on Internet?

Anthony Elonis claimed he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estranged wife, shooting up a kindergarten class and attacking an FBI agent. But his wife didn’t see it that way. Neither did a federal jury. Elonis, who’s from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was convicted of […]

Darren Wilson resigns as Ferguson police officer

Darren Wilson resigns as Ferguson police officer

Ferguson officials planned to address the resignation of a white police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, a black resident of the St. Louis suburb whose parents on Sunday prepared to attend a church service where civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton was scheduled to preach. On Monday night, prosecutors announced that a […]

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