June 18, 2015

From bombings to fires to shootings, a partial list of attacks on black churches in the US

(AP) Churches have long played a key role in black communities in the United States. Once, in parts of the nation, church buildings were the only […]
June 18, 2015

Pastor killed in church shooting also a veteran legislator, lauded for gentleness, leadership

By Adam Geller And Seanna Adcox THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA, S.C. _ When Clementa Pinckney stepped to the well of the South Carolina Senate chamber in […]
June 18, 2015

Which woman should appear on redesigned $10 bill? Treasury will consider public’s suggestions

By Martin Crutsinger THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt? Rosa Parks? Speculation is rising over which American woman will be chosen to grace […]
June 18, 2015

Obama says South Carolina church shooting shows need for national reckoning on access to guns

WASHINGTON  (AP)_ President Barack Obama said Thursday the church shooting that left nine people dead shows the need for a national reckoning on gun violence in […]
June 17, 2015

North Korea says it is suffering its worst drought in a century

By Kim Tong-Hyung THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of _ North Korea says it has been hit by its worst drought in a century, resulting […]
June 17, 2015

Police say tiger that broke loose after Tbilisi zoo flooding kills 1 man, wounds another

TBILISI, Georgia _ Police in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia say a tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at a zoo has killed one man […]
June 17, 2015

Civil rights activists in Spokane area worry about impact of Dolezal story on their work

By Nicholas K. Geranios THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SPOKANE, Wash. _ Civil rights leaders in this largely white city that lies between the Cascade and Rocky mountains […]
June 17, 2015

Close but no cigar: US Cuba wrangle on embassies 6 months after shock announcement on warming

By Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ Six months ago Wednesday, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro stunned the world by announcing an end to […]
June 16, 2015

London love fest: Michelle Obama thrills girls in education push; has tea with Prince Harry

By Gregory Katz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON _ Michelle Obama’s visit to a girls’ school in a diverse east London neighbourhood turned into a love fest […]
June 16, 2015

Dominican Republic’s attorney general hopes Vatican court finds ex envoy guilty of sex abuse

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ The attorney general of the Dominican Republic says he hopes the Vatican’s former ambassador to the Caribbean nation is convicted of […]
June 16, 2015

Official in Dominican Republic says country to resume deportations after year long pause

SANTO DOMINGO,(AP) Dominican Republic _ The head of the Dominican Republic‘s immigration agency says the country is ready to resume deporting non-citizens without legal residency after […]
June 16, 2015

NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal’s world crumbles after parents say she has been posing as black

By Nicholas K. Geranios THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SPOKANE, Wash. _ Rachel Dolezal carefully constructed a life as a black civil rights activist in the last decade […]
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