July 17, 2015

South African rhino orphanage cares for babies whose mothers were killed by poachers

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ENTABENI SAFARI CONSERVANCY, South Africa _ They are the most vulnerable victims of South Africa’s rhino poaching scourge, the baby […]
July 17, 2015

Brazil’s only slave memoir gets first Portuguese edition amid hopes to revisit murky past

By Adriana Gomez Licon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE JANEIRO _ Taken from Africa and sold into slavery in Brazil, Mahommah Baquaqua’s tale of escape to […]
July 17, 2015

Former Haiti street kid, now an adult, testifies that orphanage founder sexually abused him

By David Sharp THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Maine _ An orphan who grew up on the streets of Haiti said he was grateful to find food, […]
July 17, 2015

The Latest: First lady Michelle Obama pops up in ‘Billy on the Street’ Emmy nomination

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP)_ Here’s the latest on the 67th annual Primetime Emmy nominations announced Thursday in West Hollywood, California, by the Academy of Television Arts […]
July 16, 2015

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu in South African hospital for a “stubborn infection”

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ It’s time for retired archbishop Desmond Tutu to begin saying no to public events in order to conserve […]
July 16, 2015

Mom accused of letting toddler sip margarita avoids trial, gets parenting classes, probation

SALEM, Mass(AP). _ A woman accused of allowing her 2-year-old daughter to sip her margarita at a restaurant and pouring some of it into the girl’s […]
July 16, 2015

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shakes Barbados; no immediate reports of damage

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados(AP) _ Seismologists say a strong earthquake has struck in the ocean off the coasts of Barbados. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.4 quake […]
July 16, 2015

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom; no tolerance for rape

By Nancy Benac THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON(AP) _ President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby‘s Presidential Medal of Freedom because of […]
July 15, 2015

$5.9 million settlement isn’t a victory in NYC police chokehold death case, man’s family says

By Colleen Long THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP)_ The relatives of an unarmed black man who died after being put in a white police officer’s […]
July 15, 2015

Founder of orphanage in Haiti tells jury in defamation suit that he never abused kids

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The founder of an orphanage in Haiti who is accused by an American activist of molesting boys told jurors that he never sexually […]
July 15, 2015

China detains 20 from S. Africa, UK, India; aid group says some accused of seeing terror video

By Louise Watt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING _ A group of 20 travellers from Britain, South Africa and India have been detained in northern China, a […]
July 15, 2015

Liberia confirms 2nd Ebola death in resurgent outbreak, authorities say it is being contained

By Jonathan Paye-Layleh THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONROVIA, Liberia _ A second person in Liberia has died from Ebola in the latest resurgence of the deadly disease […]
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