March 16, 2015

The gay marriage surge in US states hasn’t reached far flung Caribbean and Pacific territories

By David Crary THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While more than 70 per cent of U.S. states now allow same-sex marriage, the waves of change have yet to […]
March 16, 2015

Jamaica police say gunmen kill off duty officer in Jamaica as he fished with his brother

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ Authorities say an off-duty police officer in Jamaica has been fatally shot while fishing with his brother. The brother was wounded in […]
March 10, 2015

Ferguson city manager John Shaw out following Justice Department report alleging racial bias

By Jim Salter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo. _ The Ferguson City Council on Tuesday evening unanimously approved a resolution to part ways with City Manager […]
March 9, 2015

Missouri appeals judge named to take over Ferguson court following Justice Department report

By David A. Lieb THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ A Missouri appeals court judge was appointed Monday to take over Ferguson’s municipal court and […]
March 7, 2015

Obama to join thousands marking 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ voting rights march in US

By Jay Reeves THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SELMA, Ala. _ Thousands of people gathered in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday morning ahead of a speech by President Barack […]
March 7, 2015

19 year old black man dies in police shooting, prompting protests in Wisconsin college town

By Dana Ferguson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON, Wis. _ Protesters carrying signs reading “Black Lives Matter” gathered Saturday, hours after an officer fatally shot a 19-year-old […]
March 7, 2015

Puerto Rico partners with US to study, prevent coastal erosion

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Puerto Rico’s government is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study erosion along the island’s northern and western […]
March 7, 2015

Jamaica police charge man with murder and arson in fire that killed 2 teens, young girl

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Authorities in Jamaica have charged a man with murder and arson following a fire that killed two teenagers and a young girl. The […]
March 2, 2015

4 US missionaries detained and released in Venezuela expected home in North Dakota on Tuesday

By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ Four North Dakota missionaries caught up in escalating political tension between the U.S. and Venezuela are expected […]
March 2, 2015

Namibian president Hifikepunye Pohamba wins $5 million African leadership prize

By Tom Odula THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAIROBI, Kenya _ Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for African leadership, the first African leader […]
March 1, 2015

Report: 4 resort employees killed in northern Jamaica after sedan collides with truck

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican police say four men have died in a two-vehicle crash in a northern section of the Caribbean country. The Jamaica Constabulary Force […]
March 1, 2015

A place of memory: African American Museum where thousands of slaves landed slowly taking form

By Bruce Smith THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, S.C. _ For almost 15 years, organizers have been working to create a $75 million African American Museum in […]
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