June 24, 2015

In policy change, Obama clears way for US hostages’ families to pay ransom to terrorist groups

By Julie Pace THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama cleared the way Wednesday for families of American hostages to pay ransom to secure their […]
June 24, 2015

Underwater Sherlock finds sunken treasure around the world; roils archaeologists’ waters

By Martin Vogl THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAINTE MARIE ISLAND, Madagascar _ Barry Clifford brought up the heavy silver ingot from the bottom of a bay as […]
June 24, 2015

Parched Caribbean faces worsening drought that has hit agriculture, tourism sectors

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the […]
June 23, 2015

New allegations that UN peacekeepers sexually abused street kids in Central African Republic

By Edith M. Lederer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United Nations said Tuesday it has received allegations that U.N. peacekeepers sexually abused street children in Central African […]
June 23, 2015

The latest on Charleston shooting: City temporarily bans protests during funerals

(AP) The Charleston City Council has unanimously passed a temporary ordinance that bans protests or picketing at funerals in advance of services this week for the […]
June 23, 2015

Head of IDB tours new schools in Haiti, including 1 co financed by Shakira’s non profit

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti  (AP) _ The president of the Inter-American Development Bank is in Haiti‘s capital visiting the first batch of new or remodeled schools to replace […]
June 23, 2015

The latest on church shooting: Dozens gather at anti Confederate flag rally, take photos

(AP)- Just about everyone arriving at a rally to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s Capitol grounds took a picture of the banner flying atop […]
June 19, 2015

Michelle Obama greets US troops based in Italy; expresses horror over US black church slayings

By Colleen Barry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VICENZA, Italy _ Michelle Obama’s thoughts turned to those grieving for nine people killed in a U.S. church as she […]
June 19, 2015

Poachers are killing elephants on an industrial scale in 2 areas of Africa, DNA study shows

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Investigators who collected DNA from the tusks of slain elephants and painstakingly looked for matches in the vast […]
June 19, 2015

17 injured when cruise ship crashes into wall of seaway lock in upstate New York

MASSENA, N.Y. _ Authorities say a cruise ship with French passengers has crashed into a wall in a lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway in upstate […]
June 19, 2015

Friend says suspect in church shooting ranted about race; apartheid era patches on his jacket

By Mitch Weiss, Meg Kinnard And Jacob Jordan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEXINGTON, S.C. _ In recent weeks, Dylann Storm Roof reconnected with a childhood buddy he […]
June 19, 2015

Haitians kicked out by Dominican Republic ponder uncertain future; those still there fear fate

By Evens Sanon And Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FONBAYA, Haiti _ Saint-Soi Souverin sat on a bench resting and thinking about his plight after being […]
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