November 30, 2014

Heavy rains in Jamaica flood low lying areas, wash away bridge and strand motorists

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Heavy rains have washed away a bridge and flooded low-lying areas in several parishes in eastern Jamaica. Military rescuers have brought more than […]
November 29, 2014

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot 18 year old Michael Brown, resigns

By Alan Scher Zagier THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   FERGUSON, Mo. _ The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, […]
November 29, 2014

Dominican president calls for decriminalizing abortion in certain cases including rape, incest

By Ezequiel Abiu Lopez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Dominican President Danilo Medina has urged legislators to decriminalize abortions if a woman’s life […]
November 29, 2014

Chance encounter at Portland’s Ferguson protest leads to hug between officer, 12 year old boy

By Gosia Wozniacka THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Ore. _ A touching photo of a white police officer hugging an African-American boy at a Portland protest this […]
November 29, 2014

Leader of Antigua names Robert De Niro as special economic envoy

The prime minister of Antigua & Barbuda has appointed actor Robert De Niro as special economic envoy of the twin-island nation in the eastern Caribbean. The […]
November 28, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama accepts 20 foot (6 meter) white fir as White House Christmas tree

By Associated Press THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ The White House Christmas tree has arrived. A horse-drawn wagon hauled it up the driveway to the North […]
November 28, 2014

Street protest turns violent in northeast Haiti town; police confirm some wounded by gunfire

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haitian authorities on Thursday were investigating a street protest that turned violent in a northeastern town close to the country’s border with the […]
November 27, 2014

Bahamas faces storm of criticism after tightening rules for migrant workers, mostly from Haiti

By Ava Turnquest And Ben Fox THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASSAU, Bahamas _ On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, […]
November 27, 2014

International medical group reports uptick in people with cholera symptoms in Haiti’s capital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haiti‘s health system still does not have the capacity to adequately treat cholera patients and there has been an uptick in cases in […]
November 27, 2014

Michael Brown’s parents, families of 2 other black men killed by police join Sharpton to pray

By Deepti Hajela THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ The parents of Michael Brown and relatives of two other unarmed black men killed by police officers […]
November 26, 2014

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York gets major gift of works by African American artists

NEW YORK _ The Metropolitan Museum of Art has received a major gift of works by contemporary African-American artists from the South. The museum says the […]
November 26, 2014

Preliminary report cites weather in Bahamas air crash that killed well known pastor, 8 others

  NASSAU, Bahamas _ Bad weather appears to have been a major factor in a small plane crash in the Bahamas that killed a prominent Christian […]