May 15, 2015

Bill Cosby says he still has something to say about education, assault claims aside

By Lynn Elber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Bill Cosby said young people should separate what he has to say about their future from sexual […]
May 14, 2015

Armed militia raped more than 120 women in eastern Congo after attack, aid group says

By Carley Petesch THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DAKAR, Senegal _ Members of an armed militia raped women en masse in Congo earlier this month after attacking and […]
May 14, 2015

Ex director of US Virgin Islands legislature sent to prison for 5 years in corruption case

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Virgin Islands _ A former official with the legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands has been sentenced to prison in a corruption case. Louis […]
May 14, 2015

Jury begins 1st full day of deliberating whether Boston Marathon bomber gets life or death

By Denise Lavoie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON _ Jurors began their first full day of deliberations Thursday to decide whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserves […]
May 14, 2015

Pop icon James Taylor says Barack Obama is great; riding Hillary Clinton train

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Barack Obama supporter James Taylor doesn’t just think the U.S. president is great _ he believes Obama […]
May 13, 2015

Black university professor says she regrets her tweets disparaging white male students

By Philip Marcelo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON _ An incoming Boston University professor who called “white college males” a “problem population” and was publicly criticized by […]
May 13, 2015

Mandela’s widow launches campaign to end immunity for sexual exploitation in UN peacekeeping

NEW YORK(AP) _ Nelson Mandela‘s widow and prominent activists have launched a campaign to end immunity for sexual exploitation by civilians and police in U.N. peacekeeping […]
May 13, 2015

Puerto Rico implements water rationing measures amid dry spell

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Puerto Rico imposed strict water-rationing measures Wednesday that will make daily showers a challenge for […]
May 13, 2015

Electoral officials in Haiti reject Sophia Martelly’s bid for Senate seat

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ An elections committee in Haiti has rejected first lady Sophia Martelly’s bid to run for Senate. Electoral council spokesman Richardson Dumel said Wednesday […]
May 12, 2015

South African police raids on undocumented immigrants draw criticism from rights groups

JOHANNESBURG(AP) _ South African authorities say they have arrested about 750 immigrants staying illegally in this country, prompting rights groups to criticize the sweep for alleged […]
May 12, 2015

Criticizing trade deals, GOP tactics, Senate Democrats block action on Obama’s trade agenda

By Charles Babington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Senate Democrats dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade Tuesday, blocking efforts to begin a full-blown […]
May 12, 2015

Pilot, co pilot in hospital as small plane crashes on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

(AP) Authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines say a small plane crashed on the island Monday but that both people on board have survived. The […]