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Friday, November 28, 2014
Passions still enflamed but Ferguson starts to calm
The streets of Ferguson were decidedly calmer Wednesday after two days of nationwide protests against the decision not to prosecute a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teenager.
Police officer shot US boy seconds after seeing him
The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1.5 to two seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.
Prominent former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) radio host Jian Ghomeshi was arrested Wednesday on sexual assault charges and ordered to live with his mother while the case that has rocked Canada's vaunted public broadcaster is heard.
Colombia's FARC guerrillas will on Saturday release a general whose capture derailed peace negotiations, President Juan Manuel Santos said, reviving hopes that the talks can be salvaged.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted Wednesday that the Canadian economy's “solid growth” over the past year will continue through 2015, but warned lower oil prices could be a drag on the economy.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
State militia contains damage in Ferguson
State militia reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S.
Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two U.S. states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.
Ohio crowd protests over 12-year-old boy killed by police following gun scare
Several hundred people marched down an exit ramp and temporarily blocked rush-hour traffic on a busy freeway on Tuesday while protesting a police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who had brandished a realistic-looking novelty gun.
Michele Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.
New York City's legal counsel said Tuesday that police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day — a figure the head of the U.N. women's agency said reflects what is happening in the world.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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