January 24, 2016

Nicaragua: 13 Costa Ricans killed when tourist boat capsizes

By Luis Manuel Galeano THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANAGUA, Nicaragua _ A tourist boat carrying more than 30 people capsized in bad weather off the Caribbean coast […]
January 23, 2016

International community appeals for dialogue, calm in Haiti

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ The international community appealed for dialogue and calm in Haiti on Saturday after a presidential and legislative […]
January 23, 2016

Algeria raises alarm over Moroccans crossing toward Libya

  ALGIERS, Algeria _ Algeria’s government is raising the alarm over what it describes as a large influx of Moroccans crossing its territory to reach Libya. […]
January 23, 2016

Dominican Republic confirms 10 Zika cases

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Health officials in the Dominican Republic say 10 cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in the country. Health Minister […]
January 23, 2016

Guyana fires veteran national tax chief

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ Guyana’s government has fired its head tax collector, accusing him of releasing confidential taxpayer information, falsifying pension plan documents and maintaining a fleet […]
January 22, 2016

US police to probe officer who shot naked, unarmed black man

DECATUR, Georgia _ Police said Friday they will investigate a white Atlanta-area officer who shot a naked, unarmed, mentally ill black veteran and has been indicted […]
January 19, 2016

Calls for boycott over diversity throw Oscars into turmoil

By Jake Coyle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Growing calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over the lack of diversity among this year’s […]
January 19, 2016

Guyana closes state owned sugar factory as industry declines

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ A state-owned sugar factory in Guyana that had operated at a loss for years has been ordered shut down as the government seeks […]
January 19, 2016

Several election offices attacked in Haiti as runoff nears

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Stone-throwing demonstrators on Monday smashed car windows and set at least two vehicles ablaze in Haiti’s capital, […]
January 19, 2016

Jamaica advises women to delay pregnancy due to Zika virus

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s health minister is advising women to delay plans to become pregnant for the next six to 12 months due to the mosquito-borne […]
January 18, 2016

St. Louis police: Officer fatally shoots KFC robbery suspect

ST. LOUIS _ Police say an officer fatally shot a suspect in an armed robbery of a St. Louis fast-food restaurant. St. Louis Police Lt. Col. […]
January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King had complicated legacy on gun violence

By Errin Haines Whack THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Martin Luther King Jr. was surrounded by guns, even though he didn’t like them. At times, armed foot soldiers […]