December 11, 2015

Michelle Obama, Jay Pharoah of ‘SNL’ partner on rap song encouraging youth ‘to go to college’

WASHINGTON _ America is seeing a new side of Michelle Obama, this time as rap artist. The first lady and “Saturday Night Live” actor Jay Pharoah […]
December 10, 2015

Chicago protesters upset about police conduct target quasi independent review agency

By Michael Tarm THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ Protesters who have been calling for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation also have another target: a much-criticized, quasi-independent […]
December 9, 2015

Emotional Chicago mayor apologizes for 2014 shooting, vows police reforms

By Don Babwin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel apologized for the 2014 shooting of a black teenager Wednesday during a special City Council meeting […]
December 9, 2015

South African president fires finance minister as currency drops

JOHANNESBURG _ South Africa’s president has fired the country’s finance minister who served less than two years. On Wednesday, President Jacob Zuma said Nhlanhla Nene will […]
December 9, 2015

Clinton says Republican candidates undermining anti terrorism efforts

By Lisa Lerer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WATERLOO, Iowa _ Hillary Clinton accused Republicans of undermining American efforts to fight Islamic terrorism, saying Wednesday that the “hateful” […]
December 9, 2015

Baltimore officer charged in death of black man testifies about why he didn’t call a medic

By Juliet Linderman And David Dishneau THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE _ A Baltimore officer was poised and calm as he testified in his own defence Wednesday […]
December 8, 2015

Top finisher in Haiti presidential vote says critics not backing up claims of electoral fraud

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ The banana exporter who is the leading candidate in the disputed first round of Haiti’s presidential vote […]
December 8, 2015

Chicago mayor: City ‘not going to wait’ for Justice Department report to make changes

By Michael Tarm And Don Babwin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ With federal agents preparing to scrutinize Chicago’s police practices in a wide-ranging civil rights investigation, […]
December 8, 2015

US government opens investigation into Chicago police practices, responding to mistrust

By Don Babwin And Eric Tucker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ Responding to deepening mistrust of one of the nation’s largest police forces, the U.S. government […]
December 8, 2015

Jamaica seizes nearly 900 pounds of marijuana amid drugs for guns probe

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Authorities in Jamaica say they have seized nearly 900 pounds (408 kilograms) of marijuana in a suspected drugs-for-guns trade with Haiti. Police said […]
December 7, 2015

Obama, in rare Oval Office address, vows to defeat terror threat that has entered ‘new phase’

By Julie Pace THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ In a rare Oval Office address, President Barack Obama vowed Sunday night the United States would overcome a […]
December 7, 2015

Oscar Pistorius is due back in court Tuesday for bail hearing following his murder conviction

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Oscar Pistorius must appear in court on Tuesday to apply for bail now that an appeals court has […]