Cassandra Norton

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Obama: Ferguson Exposed 'Gulf of Mistrust' Between Cops and Communities

President Barack Obama said Saturday that the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. last month exposed the “gulf of mistrust” that …

Justice

California adopts 'yes means yes' sex-assault rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.<p>State lawmakers last month approved SB967 by …

Transgender rights bill opposed by Harper may be sidelined in Senate

A Conservative senator is considering proposing changes to a transgender rights bill that narrowly passed the House of Commons last year, raising the prospect it will meet further delays and perhaps stall before the next election.<p>Senator Don Plett, a former Conservative Party president, told The …

Human Rights Group: U.S. Airstrike Killed Civilians in Syria

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that American-led airstrikes against targets inside of …

Obama and Boehner Duke It Out in Dueling Network Interviews

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) each gave wide-ranging network interviews on …

David Cameron: Tories must use referendum as springboard for Scottish comeback

The Prime Minister tells a Scottish reception at the Conservative conference the party can target areas that voted no to independence to increase its tally of one Scottish MP.<p>David Cameron has challenged the Conservatives to use victory in the independence referendum as a springboard for the party …

United Kingdom

8 Arrested In Ferguson As Protests Show No Sign Of Slowing

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Eight protesters were arrested in this St. Louis suburb Sunday night during a tense standoff between demonstrators and police outside the Ferguson Police Department, where activists once again demanded the arrest of an officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager last …

Egyptian court jails 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to jail terms on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a case related to deadly violence a year ago after the army’s ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.<p>All were found guilty of killing 30 people and intending to …

East Germans mark 25th anniversary of events which led to fall of Berlin Wall

East Germans have been remembering the historic moment 25 years ago that they were told they could travel to the West.<p>In 1989, hundreds of East German refugees had gathered at the West Germany embassy in Prague. Many had travelled to the city for an international football match before seeking …

New Afghanistan pact means America's longest war will last until at least 2024

Bilateral security deal ensures that President Obama will pass off the Afghanistan war and his new war in Iraq and Syria to his successor<p>The longest war in American history will last at least another decade, according to the terms of a garrisoning deal for US forces signed by the new Afghanistan …

California becomes first U.S. state to ban plastic grocery bags | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Single-use plastic bags are set to disappear from California grocery stores over the next two years under a first-in-the-nation state law signed on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, despite opposition from bag manufacturers.<p>California Governor Jerry Brown …

London Art Exhibit Made Out of Lego

Fall Is in the Air

It's my favorite time of year once again - yesterday was the autumnal equinox, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. And 2014 appears to be the year we reach peak pumpkin spice. Autumn is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, …

Fall Outfit Ideas: Lessons in Layering From Paris Fashion Week

Well, Pah-ree it's been fun. As Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, let's take a moment to reflect on the runway trends —'90s baby-doll dresses, super-hot football pants, and sheer everything—and French-girl style. I mean, Parisian ladies are just so impossibly, effortlessly <i>chic</i>. Want proof? Well, …