April 27, 2015

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general; replaces Eric Holder after 6 year tenure

By Eric Tucker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as the 83rd U.S. attorney general. She’s the first African-American woman to […]
April 27, 2015

Anti foreigner attacks in South Africa revealed anger but also charity and solidarity

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Recent attacks on immigrants and their businesses in some parts of South Africa revealed anger over limited economic […]
April 27, 2015

Blue inspired by Hawaii waters featured in Obama state china White House unveils Monday

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ A hue of blue inspired by the waters of the state of Hawaii is a prominent feature of […]
April 26, 2015

In largest Baltimore rally yet, thousands protest man’s death; some violence, arrests

By Skip Foreman, Meredith Somers And Juliet Linderman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE _ Thousands of protesters took to the streets to demand answers in the case […]
April 25, 2015

Jamaica police seize more than 540 pounds of marijuana, 1 person detained

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Authorities in Jamaica say they have seized more than 540 pounds (245 kilograms) of marijuana. Police said in a statement late Friday that […]
April 24, 2015

Arizona sheriff testifies in racial profiling case about his immigration patrols

By Jacques Billeaud THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX _ Sheriff Joe Arpaio has completed his first day of testimony in a hearing to decide whether he should […]
April 24, 2015

Dr. Oz mounts spirited defence on his show against letter slamming his medical credentials

By Frazier Moore THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Dr. Mehmet Oz says last week’s attack by 10 doctors who accused him of promoting “quack treatments” […]
April 23, 2015

Michael Brown’s parents file wrongful death lawsuit against city of Ferguson, Missouri

By Jim Salter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLAYTON, Mo. _ Michael Brown’s parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new […]
April 21, 2015

Locke melds politics, racial issues with greed & family rooted in secrecy in ‘Pleasantville’

By Oline H. Cogdill THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The compelling “Pleasantville” continues Attica Locke’s insightful look at African-American life in Houston, where politics, race and classism converge […]
April 20, 2015

Dominican trial of 4 Frenchmen accused of smuggling drugs on jet postponed for 3rd time

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ A trial for four Frenchmen accused of trying to smuggle more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine on a jet has been […]
April 20, 2015

Jamaica university plants what it touts as country’s first legal marijuana seedling

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica‘s biggest university has held a ceremony to plant what it touts as the island’s first legal marijuana seedling. Monday’s symbolic planting at […]
April 19, 2015

Large cocaine haul seized, 3 arrested after French authorities stop sailboat off Martinique

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique _ French authorities have arrested three alleged drug traffickers and seized a haul of 2.2 tons of cocaine from a sailboat off the coast […]
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