May 1, 2015

More cases of child sex abuse in Central African Republic by soldiers ‘horribly possible’

The United Nations says “it is possible, it’s horribly possible” that more allegations of sexual abuse of children by French and other soldiers in Central African […]
May 1, 2015

Obama to make his final ‘Late Show’ appearance Monday before Letterman retires

  WASHINGTON (AP) _ Barack Obama is stopping by the “Late Show” one last time as David Letterman gets ready to retire. The appearance Monday will […]
May 1, 2015

Abuse case dismissed in Haiti but alleged victims may have their day in court in Maine

By David Sharp THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Maine _ An advocate for sexual abuse victims says a defamation lawsuit likely will provide the only venue for […]
April 30, 2015

Bahamas court agrees to review new immigration rules at request of Haitian Bahamian woman

By Ava Turnquest THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASSAU, Bahamas _ A judge agreed on Thursday to review new immigration rules at the request of a Bahamian-born woman […]
April 29, 2015

Police clash with protesters in Baltimore for a second night; National Guard takes up position

By Amanda Lee Myers And David Dishneau THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE _ A line of police behind riot shields hurled tear gas canisters and fired pepper […]
April 29, 2015

British Virgin Islands opens expanded pier aimed at drawing more cruise ships

By Kenneth Silva THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands _ A tourism project that included an expanded cruise ship pier has been completed in […]
April 29, 2015

200 girls and 93 women rescued from Boko Haram’s forest stronghold need psychological care

By Michelle Faul THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAGOS, Nigeria _ Some of the nearly 300 girls and women freed by Nigeria’s military from the forest stronghold of […]
April 29, 2015

Nicaragua lawmakers give fast track OK to Russian satellite ground station sought by Ortega

MANAGUA, Nicaragua _ Nicaragua’s parliament on Wednesday authorized the establishment of a Russian satellite ground station in the Central American nation. Officials say the base will […]
April 29, 2015

Junot Diaz among more than 30 writers signing protest letter over PEN award for Charlie Hebdo

NEW YORK _ Criticism of the PEN American Center’s decision to honour the French magazine Charlie Hebdo continues as more than 30 writers, including Junot Diaz […]
April 28, 2015

Obama: Too many troubling police interactions with blacks in US

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama said Tuesday there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American […]
April 28, 2015

Jamaica revokes charity status of prominent watchdog group, forcing it to slash operations

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s most prominent human rights organization has closed its legal department and laid off staff after losing […]
April 28, 2015

Obama unleashes frustration over black deaths by police, also rioters, society’s response

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding […]