November 14, 2014

National Cathedral in Washington to host first Muslim prayer in ‘powerful symbolic gesture’

WASHINGTON _ Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time. Planners say they hope Friday’s service at the historic cathedral will […]
November 13, 2014

Cayman Islands approves policy to advance rights of disabled citizens, set foundation for law

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands _ The Cayman Islands has approved its first national policy to advance the rights of disabled citizens. A statement from the British […]
November 13, 2014

Memphis pastor elected first African American president of Tennessee Baptist Convention

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The Tennessee Baptist Association has elected its first African-American president with the selection of Memphis pastor Michael Ellis. The Commercial Appeal of Memphis […]
November 13, 2014

Brunei queen’s jewelry gift to Michelle Obama ranks as most expensive diplomatic gift in 2013

By Matthew Lee THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ From furniture and food to fine art, members of the Obama administration received thousands of dollars in gifts […]
November 13, 2014

NYC to stop many small time marijuana arrests, to issue summonses and violations instead

By Jennifer Peltz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Thousands of people carrying small amounts of marijuana may no longer be arrested or face criminal charges […]
November 12, 2014

STEVIE WONDER, STEPHEN SONDHEIM GET PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM

BEIJING (AP) _ Stevie Wonder and musical theatre composer Stephen Sondheim will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It’s the highest honour granted to civilians in […]
November 11, 2014

BILL CLINTON ACCEPTS JAZZ AWARD

  LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has given an award to a man the institute believes raised the profile of jazz […]
November 10, 2014

1983 Grenada invasion: Tape shows contrite Reagan apologizing to Thatcher over secrecy

LONDON _ So sorry we kept it a secret. That was Ronald Reagan’s message to Margaret Thatcher when U.S. troops invaded Grenada in 1983 without telling […]
November 10, 2014

Bahamas government says all 9 on board killed when plane crashes on approach to Grand Bahama

  A small plane crashed Sunday on approach to the island of Grand Bahama, killing all 9 people on board, the government of the Bahamas said. […]
November 10, 2014

New York’s mayor calls on US federal government to clean polluted canal in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ New York City’s mayor visited a polluted canal in Puerto Rico’s capital city on Saturday and said the federal government must […]
November 10, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II leads UK ceremony for fallen soldiers as World War I centenary nears

By Gregory Katz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON _ Queen Elizabeth II honoured fallen soldiers from Britain and the Commonwealth Sunday in a dignified ceremony at the […]
November 8, 2014

Obama picks a Washington outsider and first black woman to oversee Justice Department

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama has chosen federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending a Washington […]
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