July 13, 2015

The Latest: 3 arrested for stealing private Confederate flag, writing ‘racism’ on boat

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The latest on the Confederate flag in South Carolina (all times local): ___ 8:30 p.m. Delaware police have charged three young men with […]
July 13, 2015

St Maarten group says sea turtles, raccoons offered for illegal sale on online marketplace

(AP)- A conservation group in St. Maarten says a local Internet marketplace has illegally offered endangered sea turtle hatchlings. The Nature Foundation non-profit says a “growing […]
July 13, 2015

Smithsonian defends continuing exhibit featuring Bill Cosby’s art collection on National Mall

By Brett Zongker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ While many companies and universities have distanced themselves from Bill Cosby as sexual misconduct allegations mounted, Smithsonian officials […]
July 13, 2015

D’Army Bailey, who helped preserve US hotel where King was slain in 1968, dead at 73

By Adrian Sainz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ D’Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin […]
July 9, 2015

Uganda police detain a former prime minister who is seeking the presidency

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP)_ Ugandan police say they have detained former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, who last month announced he would seek the presidency in elections next […]
July 9, 2015

Baltimore police chief fired amid crime spike, plummeting morale weeks after riots

By Juliet Linderman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE _ Less than three years ago, Anthony Batts was hand-picked by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to combat crime and […]
July 9, 2015

Tears, family memories part of hourslong debate on removing Confederate flag

By Jeffrey Collins THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA, S.C. _ A group of Republicans mounted opposition Wednesday to immediately removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds […]
July 8, 2015

To some who stood by Bill Cosby, his sedatives before sex admission is a turning point

By Jennifer Peltz And Maryclaire Dale THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As a chorus of sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby resounded this winter, some fans and famous […]
July 8, 2015

Baltimore police: Gunmen kill 3 near university campus; homicides up 40 per cent from last year

BALTIMORE (AP)_ Gunmen killed three people gathered on a corner near a U.S. university Tuesday night, police said. Two gunmen shot a total of four people […]
July 8, 2015

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu and wife Leah, who said ‘I do’ in 1955, renew wedding vows

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, affectionately known to many South Africans as “Arch,” kissed his bride of 60 years, […]
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 […]