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Thousands March in Hong Kong in Escalating Battle for Democracy

Thousands protested in Hong Kong on Wednesday pressing China to allow full democracy in the city as a battle intensifies over  Beijing's attempts to control the outcome of a planned direct election for the city's leader in 2017. Beijing had promised direct elections in the former British colony as the goal for 2017, but the devil is in the details of the rules governing who can run. Pressure has been building between democratic forces in the financial hub, which returned...

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