August 10, 2015

Haitians vote in long delayed legislative elections amid fistfights, delays at polling centres

By Evens Sanon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Fistfights and sporadic reports of voter fraud marked weekend elections that saw Haitians choose lawmakers for the […]
August 10, 2015

143 migrants on crowded boat from Haiti detained in southern Bahamas, near Ragged Island

NASSAU, Bahamas _ Authorities in the Bahamas have detained 143 migrants from Haiti on a crowded sailboat at the southern edge of the island chain. The […]
August 10, 2015

Trump gets backlash for slamming Megyn Kelly, a Fox News anchor popular with GOP base

By Frazier Moore THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Donald Trump had already slammed the president, Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clilnton and his Republican rivals in the race for […]
August 7, 2015

A year after Michael Brown’s death, a changed Ferguson tries to move beyond shooting, protests

By Jim Salter And Jim Suhr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo. _ A year ago, Ferguson, Missouri, was a mostly quiet working-class suburban town. The uneasy […]
August 7, 2015

Obama, family heading for summer vacation on Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ U.S. President Barack Obama is returning to his summer vacation spot of choice, the Massachusetts island of Martha’s […]
August 7, 2015

South Africa, Namibia say airline ban on hunting trophies will hurt economy, conservation

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Some African countries that allow hunting have criticized a decision by a number of international airlines to ban […]
August 7, 2015

French customs agents make record hashish seizure on Caribbean island of Martinique

By Rodolphe Lamy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique _ Customs agents on the French territory of Martinique made a record seizure of hash at the island’s […]
August 6, 2015

Colombian police arrest dollar mule with $38,500 in cash held in stomach

By Cesar Garcia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOGOTA _ Colombian police said Wednesday they arrested a woman at Bogota’s airport after discovering she was smuggling $38,500 in […]
August 6, 2015

Punishing drought, water rationing add to woes of Puerto Ricans already in long economic slump

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Puerto Ricans are learning to live without water on an island that already was suffering […]
August 6, 2015

Smithsonian official: I wouldn’t have moved forward with Cosby exhibit if aware of allegations

WASHINGTON (AP)_ The director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art says that if she had been aware of sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, […]
August 6, 2015

Ministers exit Haiti gov’t in protest of president’s ‘unacceptable’ remarks to woman at rally

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti(AP) _ Hostile comments made by Haitian President Michel Martelly to a woman at a campaign rally have prompted a party in his coalition to […]
August 5, 2015

Black Hawk helicopter crashes in jungle of northwest Colombia, killing 16 police officers

By Jacobo Garcia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOGOTA _ Sixteen police officers died Tuesday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were travelling in crashed while taking part […]