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  • Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style

    Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style
    Los Angeles County leaders once thought the world of Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. In a gilt-edged 1992 proclamation that still hangs behind Weinstein's desk, officials declared him "a dynamic and inspirational leader"...
  • Al Qaeda-linked group routed in Syrian rebel infighting

    Al Qaeda-linked group routed in Syrian rebel infighting
    AMMAN, Jordan -- Infighting among Islamist anti-government groups operating in northern Syria continued for a third day, as rebel factions engage in a large-scale rout against an extremist Al Qaeda affiliated group. Jaysh Al-Mujahideen (the army of...
  • Egyptian crackdown targets secular activists as well as Islamists

    Egyptian crackdown targets secular activists as well as Islamists
    CAIRO -- In a case that was seen as part of a broadening crackdown on secular activists, a brother and sister who were active in the uprising against Hosni Mubarak were given suspended one-year jail terms on Sunday in connection with an attack on a...
  • Santa Monica could fund 'Chain Reaction' sculpture preservation

    Santa Monica could fund 'Chain Reaction' sculpture preservation
    Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Paul Conrad's "Chain Reaction" sculpture in Santa Monica, the subject of a grass-roots preservation campaign, might well survive to remind future generations of the horrors of nuclear war. Now that activists have raised...
  • Protesters break up Palestinian-Israeli peace gathering in Ramallah

    Protesters break up Palestinian-Israeli peace gathering in Ramallah
    JERUSALEM -- Palestinian protesters disrupted a citizens peace conference in Ramallah on Thursday, throwing stones at the meeting site until Palestinian Authority police were forced to intervene and usher the activists to safety. More than 20 Israelis...
  • Syria car bomb kills 18 near school

    Syria car bomb kills 18 near school
    BEIRUT — A car bomb detonated Thursday near a school in the central Syrian province of Hama, killing 18 people, according to the Syrian government and opposition sources. The bomb exploded outside the town of Salmiya, killing mostly women and...
  • Syrian rebel infighting has claimed nearly 500 lives, activists say

    Syrian rebel infighting has claimed nearly 500 lives, activists say
    BEIRUT -- Days of fighting between rival rebel factions in Syria's contested northern and central regions have killed nearly 500 people, according to opposition activists. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which operates a network...
  • Franklin McCain dies at 73; one of the 'Greensboro Four'

    Franklin McCain dies at 73; one of the 'Greensboro Four'
    When teenager Franklin McCain decided to make a stand against segregation at the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960, two thoughts weighed on him. "If I were lucky, I would go to jail for a long, long time. If I were not quite so...
  • Ukraine opposition leader injured in clash with police

    Ukraine opposition leader injured in clash with police
    MOSCOW -- Ukraine opposition leader Yuri Lutsenko was seriously injured when protesters clashed with riot police in downtown Kiev early Saturday, his spokeswoman said. Shortly after midnight, Lutsenko tried to intervene in a confrontation between...
  • Thailand's premier rejects calls to step down as protests roil Bangkok

    Thailand's premier rejects calls to step down as protests roil Bangkok
    BANGKOK, Thailand – As anti-government protesters continued their siege of the capital, Thailand’s embattled prime minister on Tuesday rejected growing calls for her resignation, saying she had a “duty to preserve democracy.”...
  • Relatively moderate Syrian rebels gain against Islamic extremists

    Relatively moderate Syrian rebels gain against Islamic extremists
    AMMAN, Jordan — Infighting among Islamist antigovernment groups in northern Syria continued for a third day Sunday, as more moderate rebel factions engaged in a large-scale rout of an extremist group affiliated with Al Qaeda. The Mujahedin Army, a...