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St. Louis to change rules for use of tear gas, pay legal costs for some agitators

ST. LOUIS -- Three police agencies have agreed as part of a federal lawsuit settlement with Ferguson protesters to restrict use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds. U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson, who issued a temporary restraining ord ...

Sweet Cakes discrimination hearing looks at bakery owners' side

[caption id="attachment_9498" align="alignright" width="300"] Aaron Klein[/caption]Aaron Klein didn't want to upset the lesbian couple, he said Tuesday, when he refused to make their wedding cake two years ago. But he believed he was "well within" hi ...

What would be enough for the Irish Queers?

The New York City St Patrick’s Day parade is taking a step toward progress by allowing an LGBT group to march openly for the first time in the parade’s 254-year history, but advocates across the city have voiced strong opposition that the inclusion o ...

Ferguson police chief resigns

FERGUSON - Police Chief Thomas Jackson resigned Wednesday, saying he always wanted to do what's best for his community and realized that now meant leaving it. Jackson, whose departure has been a high priority for protesters since the controversial sh ...

New revelations about National Guard mission in Ferguson anger local businesses, leaders

Since the night last November when rioting re-erupted in and around Ferguson, local leaders and business owners have complained that the Missouri National Guard and other police entities did nothing to stop the looting and burning that ensued. Now, w ...

Scott Walker on protests outside his house: 'It backfires'

Gov. Scott Walker took to the national airwaves Tuesday night to criticize protesters who demonstrated outside his Wauwatosa home on Monday. "I just think in the end it backfires because good people at least here in the Midwest realize you can have y ...

Denver PD Chief Orders Stand Down as Protesters Vandalize Memorial to Fallen Officers

[caption id="attachment_38489" align="alignright" width="300"] Denver Police Chief Robert White[/caption]DENVER (AP) — Denver Police Chief Robert White on Sunday defended his policy ordering police not to interfere with protesters, saying he found it ...

Ferguson firefighters cite lack of National Guard protection during riot

JEFFERSON CITY -- Two fire district officials from St. Louis County said Wednesday that they had been promised that the Missouri National Guard would protect firefighters called to Ferguson if protests turned violent last fall. But they learned other ...

'Shut Down the Courts' Protesters: Waive our fines and cancel our warrants!

PINE LAWN -- After the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, protesters increasingly vented anger at the municipal police and courts in St. Louis County, deriding some of them as running "debtors' prisons" that force the poor to pay disproportionate f ...

McCain: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain has kicked protesters out of a budget hearing, calling them "low-life scum." The upheaval came Thursday on Capitol Hill after members of an anti-war group calling itself Code Pink ...


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