October 27, 2015

French pilots convicted for cocaine trafficking flee house arrest in Dominican Republic

PARIS _ (AP)Two French pilots sentenced to 20 years in prison in the Dominican Republic for cocaine trafficking fled house arrest and have returned to France, […]
October 26, 2015

MTN Nigeria fined $5.2 billion for failing to disconnect 5.1 million unregistered cell users

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP)_ MTN Nigeria has been fined $5.2 billion for failing to disconnect 5.1 million unregistered cellphone subscribers. The stock of the South African-based company […]
October 26, 2015

Processed meat linked to cancers, red meat ‘probably’ is too, WHO research says

PARIS (AP)_ It’s official: Ham, sausage and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers _ and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too. […]
October 26, 2015

WHO removes Nigeria from list of polio endemic countries, last African country on list

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) _ The U.N. World Health Organization is formally removing Nigeria from the list of polio-endemic countries, meaning the entire African continent is free of […]
October 26, 2015

Haiti’s landmark elections take place in relative calm, now comes long wait for results

By David McFadden And Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Voting appeared orderly and largely peaceful in presidential and parliamentary elections that Haitians hope […]
October 21, 2015

LeBron James, first lady Michelle Obama challenge kids to finish college at education event

By Tom Withers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AKRON, Ohio _ LeBron James welcomed a high-profile guest to show kids in his hometown that they can grow up […]
October 21, 2015

British man and wife hacked to death at home in Caribbean island of Tobago

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad(AP) _ Police are investigating the slaying of a British man and his wife who were found hacked to death in their home on the […]
October 21, 2015

Obama nominating 2 women as members of SEC; would make 4 out of the 5 commissioners women

By Marcy Gordon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama is nominating two women, both attorneys and academics at Washington-area universities, as members of the […]
October 21, 2015

Haiti officials appear on state TV to say they’ll keep promises for fair, peaceful Sunday vote

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ About a dozen top Haitian officials appeared on state television Wednesday in an effort to reassure anxious […]
October 20, 2015

Wife of ex US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to prison for 1 year term tied to campaign funds

By Michael Tarm THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ The wife of former U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. reported to prison Tuesday, the second half of the […]
October 20, 2015

Republic of Congo capital rocked by protest against referendum to extend president’s rule

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo(AP) _ Witnesses say police in Republic of Congo’s capital have fired tear gas to try to disperse protests against a constitutional […]
October 19, 2015

Pre election violence flaring up in Haiti slum as politically aligned gangs feud

By David McFadden And Evens Sanon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Deadly pre-election violence has flared up in and around Haiti‘s most notorious slum and […]