August 30, 2015

Trumpets and tears: New Orleans, Gulf Coast mark Katrina milestone and look to future

By Rebecca Santana And Kevin McGill THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS _ The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one […]
August 30, 2015

Dominica declares disaster status, appeals for aid, after Erika leaves 20 dead

ROSEAU, Dominica _ Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at […]
August 28, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika soaks Puerto Rico after it kills 4 people in Dominica

By Danica Coto And Carlisle Jno Baptiste THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico Friday with rain and wind […]
August 28, 2015

Libya authorities collect bodies from latest migrant disaster after drownings off coastal city

ZUWARA, Libya(AP) _ An Associated Press photographer at the scene of the latest migrant disaster says authorities are collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off […]
August 28, 2015

Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black aviator and brigadier general in US Marine Corps, dies

By Kasey Jones THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE _ Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first African-American aviator and brigadier general in the U.S. Marine Corps, has died. […]
August 28, 2015

Vatican says ex envoy to Dominican Republic, charged with abusing minors, has died

VATICAN CITY _ The Vatican says its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who has been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the […]
August 27, 2015

Arrests across Europe in international police operation against Nigerian cocaine traffickers

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP)_ European police say 10 people have been arrested and cocaine seized across the continent in an international operation against a Nigerian drug […]
August 27, 2015

US civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dead at 104 after suffering multiple strokes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) _ Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the 1965 Selma march, championed voting rights for blacks […]
August 27, 2015

Obama marks New Orleans’ rebirth 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, warns about climate change

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of New Orleans, which […]
August 27, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika nears Antigua and Barbuda en route to Puerto Rico

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ A fast-moving Tropical Storm Erika neared Antigua and Barbuda early Thursday, dumping rain on the […]
August 25, 2015

Black women’s book club members upset after being kicked off wine train

By Ellen Knickmeyer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO _ The annual train trip on the Napa Valley wine train was supposed to be an opportunity for […]
August 25, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika is approaching the Leeward Islands; forecasters say it may strengthen

MIAMI _ Tropical Storm Erika is approaching the Leeward Islands from the Atlantic, and forecasters say it may gain strength. Erika was centred Tuesday evening about […]
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