April 11, 2015

Nigerians vote for state governors amid tensions in the politically charged south

LAGOS, Nigeria _ Nigerians are voting for state governors and assemblies in elections Saturday in which the opposition hopes to make gains following its victory that […]
April 10, 2015

Obama, Cuban President Castro speak by phone ahead of expected encounter at Americas summit

By Josh Lederman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PANAMA CITY _ The presidents of the United States and Cuba have spoken by phone for only the second time […]
April 10, 2015

Obama, Cuban President Castro to come face to face at Americas summit amid bid to restore ties

By Josh Lederman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PANAMA CITY _ As leaders from across the Western Hemisphere gather Friday in Panama, all eyes will be on two […]
April 9, 2015

Jamaica asks Obama to exonerate black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey of US conviction

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s leader has asked President Barack Obama to exonerate black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, who was convicted in the U.S. of mail fraud […]
April 9, 2015

Obama hints he’ll remove Cuba from terror list ahead of historic encounter with Castro

By Josh Lederman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PANAMA CITY _ Turning the page on a half-century of hostility, President Barack Obama signalled Thursday he will soon remove […]
April 9, 2015

Tax credit cut a ‘stake through heart’ of Nova Scotia’s film industry: producer

By Tim Callanan THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ Those working in Nova Scotia’s film and television industry sounded the death knell for its future Thursday after […]
April 9, 2015

In an impoverished economy, Zimbabweans turn to pirated films, forcing cinemas to shut down

By Farai Mutsaka THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARARE, Zimbabwe _ When the country’s censors blacked out scenes from the film adaptation of the bestselling erotic novel, “Fifty […]
April 9, 2015

Obama reaches out to Caribbean nations ahead of summit with Western Hemisphere leaders

By Jim Kuhnhenn And David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Opening a three-day trip to the Caribbean and Central America, President Barack Obama hopes […]
April 8, 2015

Video of US police shooting may have major impact: ‘Now people see what we’re talking about’

By David Crary THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Graphic videos have surfaced previously that kindled outrage over police use of force _ the Rodney King […]
April 8, 2015

US scientists map Caribbean seafloor as part of 12 year project to protect reefs

  By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ U.S. scientists on Tuesday completed a nearly two-week mission to explore waters around the […]
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 […]