October 17, 2014

In Caribbean, efforts increase to banish deeply rooted prejudices against disabled citizens

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Claudia Gordon abruptly went deaf as a child in rural Jamaica, and lost much more than her […]
October 16, 2014

Venezuela, New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola elected to join UN Security Council; 1 seat remains

Venezuela, New Zealand, Angola and Malaysia have been elected to coveted seats on the United Nations Security Council, while voting continued to determine whether Turkey or […]
October 16, 2014

Bermuda braces as Category 4 Hurricane Gonzalo barrels toward it

By Josh Ball And Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAMILTON, Bermuda _ People on the tiny British territory of Bermuda rushed Thursday to batten down for […]
October 16, 2014

St. Lucia, then Colombia bar entry to travellers from Ebola stricken nations in West Africa

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ The leader of the small Caribbean island of St. Lucia issued an order Wednesday to immediately bar […]
October 15, 2014

Michelle Obama dances with turnip to promote healthy eating, White House garden

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ So what will Michelle Obama turn out for? Turns out it’s a turnip. Video of the first lady […]
October 14, 2014

Nearly 50 arrested during large rally over police shootings in Missouri city

By Alan Scher Zagier And Jim Salter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo. _ Nearly 50 people were arrested Monday during a large rally in the Missouri […]
October 13, 2014


READING, Pa. (AP) _ Authorities charge four men were racking up more than points with Xbox game systems. According to Berks County, Pennsylvania, detectives, cocaine was […]
October 10, 2014

Report: Dominican doctors should be sanctioned following deaths of 11 children

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ A government-appointed commission in the Dominican Republic released a report Friday recommending sanctions against a team of doctors following the hospital […]
October 10, 2014

Dominican army chief escapes injury in helicopter crash, 2 others treated for minor injuries

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Authorities say a helicopter carrying the Dominican Republic‘s army chief and three others crashed but no one was seriously injured. The […]
October 10, 2014

Dominican Republic officials checked US man who joked about Ebola on flight, sent him home

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ A U.S. man’s apparent joke about having Ebola quickly brought an end to his trip to the Dominican Republic. Officials in […]
October 10, 2014

Protesters riled by police killing of black 18 year old yell abuse at officers in St. Louis

By Jim Salter And Jeff Roberson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS _ Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police faced off […]
October 10, 2014

Fire in electrical room at Jamaican int’l airport delays departing flights; no injuries

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Officials say a Jamaican airport was briefly evacuated because of a fire that delayed departing flights. Nobody has been hurt. The fire broke […]