February 6, 2015

Mass robberies on Rio de Janeiro’s beaches worry bathers, threaten social inclusion on sands

By Jenny Barchfield THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE JANEIRO _ Bianca D’Aquino adjusts her parasol to block the blazing sun and settles into her beach chair, […]
February 6, 2015

Jamaica agency that probes allegations against police says 53 officers face murder charges

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican agency that probes abuse allegations against the island’s security forces says 53 police officers are charged with murder. The Independent Commission […]
February 5, 2015

Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists kill, burn to death, dozens of civilians in Cameroon

By Moki Edwin Kindzeka THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YAOUNDE, Cameroon _ Boko Haram fighters have shot or burned to death dozens of civilians in a border town […]
February 5, 2015

Cuban immigrant gets 6 years in prison for 2010 warehouse heist of $50M in pharmaceuticals

NEW HAVEN, Conn. _ A Cuban immigrant was sentenced Wednesday to more than six years in prison for his role in the 2010 nighttime heist of […]
February 5, 2015

US Coast Guard says 50 bales of cocaine seized, 2 men detained off coast of Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ U.S. authorities say two alleged drug traffickers have been detained off the coast of the Dominican Republic and 50 bales of […]
February 5, 2015

President: France giving logistics, weapons support to African states allied vs. Boko Haram

PARIS _ President Francois Hollande says France is providing support in logistics, operations and weaponry for African countries uniting to battle Boko Haram. He stopped short […]
February 4, 2015

White House seeks $50 million to restore civil rights sites as voting rights anniversary nears

By Jesse J. Holland THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ The White House is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by earmarking $50 million […]
February 4, 2015

Bus drivers return to work in Haiti after government lowers fuel prices

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A strike by bus drivers in Haiti that brought traffic to a halt in much of the country ended a day early Tuesday […]
February 4, 2015

New York state Assembly elects first African American leader, who will hold powerful position

By David Klepper THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBANY, N.Y. _ The New York state Assembly on Tuesday elected its first African-American speaker, who will lead a chamber […]
February 3, 2015

Trinidad leader fires attorney general, security minister after witness tampering allegations

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad _ Trinidad’s leader has fired her attorney general and the national security minister over allegations they participated in witness tampering. In a televised address […]
February 3, 2015

After years of legal battles, Rosa Parks’ archive to open for 1st time at Library of Congress

By Brett Zongker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, reflected later on how it […]
February 2, 2015

South Sudan’s warring factions sign another peace deal; previous ones failed

By Elias Meseret THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) _ South Sudan’s warring factions early Monday signed another peace deal in the latest effort to […]
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