September 19, 2014

Dominican Republic says mosquito borne virus sickens nearly 500,000, including 109 infants

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ The mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya has sickened nearly 500,000 people in the Dominican Republic, including 109 newborn babies, an official […]
September 19, 2014

Venezuela president attacks CNN, other foreign media, accusing them of stirring epidemic fears

By Jorge Rueda THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CARACAS, Venezuela _ President Nicolas Maduro accused CNN and other international media on Thursday of conspiring against his government by […]
September 19, 2014

Uganda’s long serving president fires prime minister, a former ally turned rival for power

By Rodney Muhumuza THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KAMPALA, Uganda _ Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek […]
September 19, 2014

Jamaica signs 3 power purchase agreements to boost generating capacity from wind, solar energy

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Sun-splashed Jamaica is positioning itself to nearly double the amount of electricity it generates from renewable sources. Three renewable power companies on Thursday […]
September 18, 2014

Caribbean trade bloc urges region to prepare for possible Ebola cases

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ A Caribbean trade bloc is urging governments to establish isolation facilities and take other preventive measures in case the Ebola virus reaches the […]
September 18, 2014

Bahamas imposes new immigration limits and considers additional measures aimed at Haitians

NASSAU, Bahamas _ The Bahamas’ government announced a measure Wednesday aimed at making it harder for migrants to work in the island chain and said it […]
September 17, 2014

Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti Ebola aid spurs world into further action

By Jonathan Paye-Layleh THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONROVIA, Liberia _ Liberia’s president called Wednesday on the world to do more to end a spiraling Ebola outbreak, saying […]
September 17, 2014

Obama: US troops in Iraq ‘do not and will not’ have a combat mission in militant fight

By Jim Kuhnhenn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. _ President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against […]
September 17, 2014

Jesse Jackson slams NFL for not including African American women as domestic violence advisers

NEW YORK _ The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts […]
September 17, 2014

Atlanta mayor: Talked with 6 potential new Hawks owners, city may offer financial incentives

By Paul Newberry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and […]
September 16, 2014

St. Louis County judge extends term of grand jury considering Ferguson police shooting case

By Jim Salter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS _ A judge has extended the term of the grand jury considering whether a white suburban St. Louis […]
September 16, 2014

MUSIC Walk of Fame Weeknd

TORONTO – Toronto alternative R&B singer the Weeknd will be honoured at Canada’s Walk of Fame Show next month. Organizers say the 24-year-old will receive the […]
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