Police officers stand along business fronts on West Florissant Avenue as demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Roberto Rodriguez/EPA

One person was shot and critically wounded and seven arrested early on Sunday as police in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed with protesters when a curfew w(...)

A prison guard outside a solitary confinement cell at Pelican Bay prison in California.  Since July 8th there has been widespread participation in a  hunger strike protest over indefinite solitary confinement. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Convicted killer Todd Ashker is the unlikely legal brain behind the largest prison protest in California’s history, a hunger strike which today enters(...)

A protester  walks past a line of Los Angeles police officers as they try to remove protesters following the George Zimmerman verdict.   Photograph: Jason Redmond/Reuters

President Barack Obama last night called for “calm reflection”, after a Florida jury’s acquittal of neighbourhood watch man George Zimmerman for the m(...)

A protester blocks an Expo Line train following the George Zimmerman verdict in Los Angeles, California. Photograph:  Jason Redmond/Reuters.

A Florida jury has acquitted George Zimmerman for the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, setting free a man who had become a po(...)