Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday
Small groups of demonstrators gathered again Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago's famous ...
At funeral for slain Minneapolis man, vow to seek justice
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Hundreds of people filled a Minneapolis church on Wednesday for the funeral of a black man whose death in a confrontation with police has sparked days of ongoing protests, while charges were pending against four men suspected in a shooting that wounded several of the protesters.
Chicago calm a day after release of video of police shooting teenager
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The white Chicago policeman charged with murder in the death of a black teenager he shot 16 times spent his first day in custody on Wednesday confined to a jail hospital ward as calm prevailed in a city that had braced for civil unrest over a newly issued video of the slaying. Five people were arrested late on Tuesday in mostly peaceful demonstrations following release of the graphic footage showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being gunned down in the middle of a street on Oct. 20, 2014 as he was walking away from police who confronted him. A new round of protests on Wednesday at the Chicago's criminal courthouse and City Hall were sparsely attended, though members of the City Council's black caucus again demanded the resignation of Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.
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Oldest known seabird is back at Midway Atoll near HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) ? Federal wildlife officials say the world's oldest known seabird has returned to Midway Atoll.
Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables
SEATTLE (AP) ? Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday.
Exclusive: U.S. has urged legal reforms abroad to block Islamic State recruits
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has provided specific suggestions to governments in Europe and elsewhere on how to strengthen counterterrorism laws in order to arrest would-be foreign fighters before they join groups like Islamic State, according to a policy paper reviewed by Reuters. U.S. government officials distributed the paper to overseas government agencies earlier this year as part of a push by the Obama administration to track and stem the flow of homegrown foreign fighters from Europe bound for Syria and Iraq, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
Sony employees' hacking suit settlement gets preliminary OKLOS ANGELES (AP) ? A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement of up to $8 million between Sony Pictures Entertainment and current and former employees related to the hack of the company's computers last year.