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. […]
December 5, 2014

Protesters march to demand elections and new leaders in Haiti, clash with police in capital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Thousands of people marched through Haiti‘s capital Friday demanding that long-delayed elections be held and calling for the president and prime minister to […]
December 5, 2014

Police: 4 inmates escape from Jamaica jail; 1 detained

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Authorities in Jamaica say four inmates have escaped from a jail in the island’s northern region. Police said in a statement Friday that […]
December 5, 2014

South Africans mark the anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela’s death

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG, South Africa _ Friends and family of Nelson Mandela laid wreaths Friday at a bronze statue of the late […]
December 5, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton backs federal probes of NYC chokehold, Ferguson deaths

By Ken Thomas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the U.S. criminal justice system is “out of balance” and she supports federal […]