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‘Occupy Berkeley’ protesters remain, Tucson camp shut down

BERKELEY, California (Reuters) – Anti-Wall Street protesters remained in a camp of about 20 tents in the Northern California college town of Berkeley on Thursday, a day after authorities threatened to stop overnight camping. Rising tensions over a possible eviction in Berkeley came as authorities in Tuscon, Arizona, said they…

Rich people less empathetic than the poor: study

The depiction of the rich and cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” is backed up with scientific evidence, according to researchers at the University of California at Berkeley. The researchers found that people in lower socio-economic classes are more physiologically attuned to the suffering of others than…

Police dismantle Oakland camp, protesters march on

OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) – Police forcibly evicted anti-Wall Street protesters from their camp in downtown Oakland early on Monday, setting the stage for possible showdowns with some demonstrators who vowed to dig in after marching through the streets. Throngs of protesters headed back to Frank Ogawa Plaza in the late…

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