April 8, 2015

First Ferguson local election since Brown shooting triples number of blacks on City Council

By Jim Salter And Jim Suhr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo. _ Two black candidates were among three people elected to the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, […]
April 8, 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wins re election bid over challenger Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia in runoff

By Sophia Tareen And Sara Burnett THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won a second term Tuesday in a runoff election campaign that hinged on […]
April 7, 2015

White House not ruling out Obama summit announcement removing Cuba from terror sponsor list

By Jim Kuhnhenn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ White House officials left open the possibility Tuesday that President Obama could recommend Cuba’s removal from a list […]
April 7, 2015

Nova Scotia finance minister tries to quell fears over future of film tax credit

HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia’s finance minister is attempting to quell fears from the province’s film and television industry that the government may cut a tax credit […]
April 7, 2015

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrives in South Africa for first official visit in decades

JOHANNESBURG _ Zimbabwe’s president has arrived in South Africa for his first official state visit in more than 20 years. President Robert Mugabe arrived with his […]
April 7, 2015

Bahamas police arrest suspect in stabbing death of retired doctor from Canada

NASSAU, Bahamas _ Bahamian police investigating the stabbing death of a retired doctor from Canada have arrested a suspect who likely will be charged with murder. […]
April 6, 2015

Jamaica police order ‘high level probe’ into death of officer who allegedly staged robbery

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Police commanders in Jamaica have ordered a “high-level probe” into allegations that an officer was fatally shot after staging an attempted robbery with […]
April 6, 2015

Venezuela urged by former leaders from Spain, Latin America to release jailed politicians

MADRID _ Nineteen former leaders from Latin America and Spain are pressuring Venezuela to release opposition politicians who have been detained. In a statement released by […]
April 6, 2015

Kenya says it launched air strikes against Islamic extremists in Somalia after college attack

By Christopher Torchia And Tom Odula THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAIROBI, Kenya _ Kenya launched airstrikes against Islamic militants in Somalia following an extremist attack on a […]
April 4, 2015

Ferguson prepares to elect 3 new City Council members as focus shifts following Brown shooting

By Jim Salter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo. _ Small-community municipal elections don’t typically merit much attention, but Tuesday’s City Council race in Ferguson, Missouri, has […]
April 4, 2015

US state now says bullet evidence inconclusive, frees man after nearly 30 years on death row

By Kim Chandler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ A man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama’s death row walked free two days after prosecutors […]
April 4, 2015

African Americans help rewrite Natchez’s story with author and his not so Old South daughter

By Jeff Amy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATCHEZ, Miss. _ All around Greg Iles is his handiwork _ a play where the bestselling novelist chips away at […]
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