July 8, 2015

Negotiator: Boko Haram asks Nigerian government to swap detainees for kidnapped Chibok girls

By Michelle Faul THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAGOS, Nigeria _ Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists are offering to free more than 200 young women and girls kidnapped from […]
July 3, 2015

Obama’s ‘light footprint’ counterterrorism strategy coming under increasing criticism

By Ken Dilanian THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ At the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles […]
July 3, 2015

Congo’s president calls for dialogue ahead of elections but opposition holds out

By Saleh Mwanamilongo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINSHASA, Congo _ Congo’s president has called for dialogue with the opposition to reduce tensions in the Central African country, […]
July 3, 2015

Warning of 2016 consequences, Hispanic leaders call on Republicans to condemn Donald Trump

By Steve Peoples THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party’s presidential contenders do more […]
July 3, 2015

Govt extends water rationing in Puerto Rico as drought intensifies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Puerto Rico has extended austere water rationing measures to new cities as a prolonged drought intensifies in the U.S. territory. The […]
July 2, 2015

Lawyer who spent more than 1 year in Swazi prison vows to press for rights in African kingdom

JOHANNESBURG _ A critic of the government in Swaziland who was released from prison this week says he will continue to campaign for human rights. Lawyer […]
July 2, 2015

Guatemala high court revives process that could strip president’s immunity from prosecution

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) _ Guatemala’s constitutional court on Wednesday revived a process that could strip President Otto Perez Molina of immunity from prosecution amid growing corruption scandals. […]
July 2, 2015

White House lifts ban on photos, social media on public tours; some devices still not allowed

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Want to take a picture inside the White House landmark Blue Room? Well, it’s now OK to pull […]
July 2, 2015

Attorney says man regrets defacing Confederate monument in Virginia, wants to foster dialogue

RICHMOND, Va (AP). _ The attorney for a man charged with defacing a Confederate monument in Richmond, Virginia, says his client regrets the action. Attorney Daniel […]
July 2, 2015

Jamaica environment minister says water restrictions imposed as reservoirs shrink from drought

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ Jamaica‘s environment minister says residents must adhere to water restrictions as reservoir levels diminish due to a worsening drought. Robert Pickersgill told reporters […]
July 1, 2015

In Minneapolis, East African girls level the playing field with culturally sensitive uniforms

By Jeff Baenen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS _ Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare […]
July 1, 2015

US Anglicans set to vote on allowing religious weddings for same sex couples

By Brady McCombs And Rachel Zoll THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SALT LAKE CITY _ Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, […]