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Policemen force a rioter here into a police car during second night in a row of rioting in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 12, 1965. (Photo by Bettmann/Corbis)

Watts riots eerily echo racial tensions 50 years later

08/11/15 01:49PM

When two white police officers confronted a black driver who was allegedly drunk on August 11, 1965, near Watts, a predominately African-American section of Los Angeles, they probably could have never imagined their actions would spark a chain of events that led to six days of rioting, more than $40 million dollars in property damage, nearly 4... read more

Michael Brown Sr., at the spot where his son was killed, comforts his wife, Cal Brown, during the 4-1/2 minutes of silence to mark the anniversary of the killing of his son Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 9, 2015. (Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters)

Remembering Michael Brown one year later

08/09/15 06:55PM

FERGUSON, Missouri – Hundreds of people gathered Sunday morning at the memorial of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot dead in the middle of the street by a white police officer exactly one year ago. ... read more

GOP candidates attend RedState Gathering

08/09/15 03:36PM

The blog RedState is a place where impassioned conservatives gather online year-round. But for three days a year, it also hosts its in-person “RedState Gathering” in Atlanta, Georgia. ... read more

Police Officers Shot During Protests After Ferguson Police Chief Resigns

Timeline: How the Ferguson crisis unfolded

08/07/15 10:00AM

The events happening in Ferguson, Missouri, have shocked the nation — beginning with the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown by the now-former local officer Darren Wilson, to the resulting protests and the heavy-handed response by law enforcement officials. Here is a timeline of those events, and the photographs that captured them. read more

US Troops in Vietnam: Counterculture

US Troops in Vietnam: Counterculture

08/03/15 02:12PM

Fifty years ago, on March 8, 1965, US Marines landed on the beaches of Da Nang marking the first official engagement of American troops in the Vietnam War. This video series will revisit the war— from the first landing through to the fall of Saigon. In this third chapter, we look back at some of the celebrities leading the anti-war movement in... watch