December 13, 2014

SECRET CUBAN HIP-HOP PLOT

The Cuban government says rappers and other artists targeted by a clandestine U-S program were “victims.” Responding to an Associated Press investigation, Havana says the artists […]
December 10, 2014

Black police in US straddle line between race and duty over black deaths at hands of officers

OAKLAND, Calif. _ As the U.S. grapples with turmoil over police killings of unarmed black men, some African-American officers feel caught in the middle, wondering whether […]
December 10, 2014

Former Scotland Yard commander appointed as new top cop in Britain’s Turks & Caico Islands

A former Scotland Yard commander has been appointed the new police commissioner in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Britain-appointed Gov. Peter Beckingham said Wednesday that James […]
December 10, 2014

Haiti commission calls for resignation of PM to pave way for new consensus government

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A commission recently appointed by Haitian President Michel Martelly is calling for his prime minister to resign so a new consensus government can […]
December 10, 2014

US ambassador says African American official denied entry to Uruguay restaurant due to race

By Leonardo Haberkorn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay _ The U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay says an African-American embassy official was denied entry to a restaurant in […]
December 9, 2014

South African judge to respond on Wednesday to request for appeal in Oscar Pistorius case

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRETORIA, South Africa _ A South African judge says she will respond to the prosecution’s appeal of the Oscar Pistorius […]
December 9, 2014

Dominica’s ruling party wins 4th consecutive term; opposition gains 3 seats

ROSEAU _ Dominica’s ruling party has won a fourth consecutive term following parliamentary elections in the tiny eastern Caribbean island. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says he […]
December 8, 2014

Magnitude 5 earthquake shakes St. Lucia; no immediate reports of damage, injuries

  CASTRIES, St. Lucia _ A magnitude-5.0 earthquake has rattled St. Lucia’s capital and surrounding areas, causing alarm but no reported damage or injuries on the […]
December 8, 2014

Prince William meets Obama while Kate tours child development centre with NYC’s first lady

By Verena Dobnik THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ While Britain’s Prince William met with President Barack Obama at the Oval Office on Monday, his wife, […]
December 7, 2014

Protests of chokehold death continue mostly peacefully, but California march turns violent

By Verena Dobnik THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Mostly peaceful protests of a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the […]
December 6, 2014

New profiling guidelines to exempt agents responsible for border checks, air passenger screens

By Eric Tucker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Federal agents who guard the border and screen passengers at U.S. airports would be exempt from new racial […]
December 6, 2014

Marion Barry Funeral

Political and civil rights leaders are expected today to join thousands of Washington, D-C residents to say goodbye to the city’s “Mayor for Life,” Marion Barry. […]
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