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China backs Hong Kong chief, slams protesters for violence

Plain-clothed police officers investigate near the broken glasses outside Legislative Council building in Hong Kong. Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong's legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside. The words on the glasses read " Blood, Establishment is No Good." AP Photo by Vincent Yu

China’s government strongly backed Hong Kong’s embattled administration Tuesday, saying pro-democracy protesters who occupied and vandalized the city’s legislature committed “serious illegal acts” that endangered the social order. Chinese state media broadcast video of police in Hong Kong clearing protesters ...

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Defenders of vegan bacon sue Mississippi over labeling law

A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as “meatless meatballs” and “vegan bacon.” The lawsuit against Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the state’s Republican agriculture commissioner, Andy ...

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