April 16, 2015

White House promotes deputy social secretary, Philadelphia native, to top job

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ A former hip-hop journalist who became a White House intern in her 30s was named on Thursday as […]
April 16, 2015

Police: 3 teenage boys, 1 man fatally shot by gunmen in central Jamaica housing complex

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican police say three teenage boys and one man have been shot and killed in a public housing complex in central Jamaica. The […]
April 16, 2015

Guam attorney general orders gay marriage licenses to go forward, but agency official refuses

By Grace Garces Bordallo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAGATNA, Guam _ Guam’s attorney general directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex marriage applications Wednesday, putting the island […]
April 16, 2015

In Jamaica, drug law amendments decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana come into effect

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Drug law amendments that partially decriminalize small amounts of pot and pave the way for a lawful […]
April 15, 2015

City of Chicago offers $5.5 million reparations package to victims of police torture

By Don Babwin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ Victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge would share $5.5 million, receive an apology […]
April 15, 2015

Police: Residents of Cayman Islands find nearly 2 dozen packages of cocaine washed up on beach

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands _ Police say nearly two dozen packages of cocaine have washed up on a beach in the Cayman Islands. The Royal Cayman […]
April 13, 2015

Sharpton leads service vigil at site where black man fatally shot by SC police officer

By Phillip Lucas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. _ The Rev. Al Sharpton thanked the mayor and police chief in North Charleston on Sunday for […]
April 13, 2015

Clinton’s second act: The long, deliberate process that led her to run for president again

By Julie Pace THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Hillary Rodham Clinton spent nearly two years tiptoeing around a decision to run for U.S. president that much […]
April 13, 2015

Jamaica teen detained at Suriname airport on suspicion of intending to join Islamic State

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican teenager has been detained in the South American country of Suriname on suspicion of being […]
April 13, 2015

Jamaican teenager charged with shooting death of 11 month old baby in island’s capital

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican authorities have charged a teenager with the shooting death of an 11-month-old baby boy in the island’s capital. Investigators say the youth […]
April 11, 2015

Guyana’s government delivers water to remote jungle areas hit by drought

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ Government officials in Guyana are delivering water to thousands of people living in the South American country’s remote jungle communities amid a worsening […]
April 11, 2015

At historic summit, Obama seeks to leverage shift on Cuba to re engage with Latin America

By Joshua Goodman And Peter Orsi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PANAMA CITY _ After his ice-breaking handshake with Cuba’s leader, President Barack Obama is looking to the […]
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