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


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


  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 […]
November 8, 2014

Guatemala’s president apologizes to 33 communities displaced for dam, outlines compensation

GUATEMALA CITY _ Guatemala’s president has apologized to 33 communities of indigenous Achi people who were forced to abandon their homes to make way for construction […]
November 7, 2014

Floods displace at least 6,000 after heavy rain in northern Haiti, Dominican Republic

  CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti _ At least 6,000 people have been displaced by flooding during several days of heavy rain in northern Haiti and in the neighbouring […]