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 […]
December 7, 2015

AP source: Justice Department to launch civil rights probe of Chicago police

By Don Babwin And Eric Tucker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ The U.S. Justice Department is expected to launch a wide-ranging investigation this week into the […]
December 4, 2015

8 arrested as Minneapolis officers remove camp to protest shooting of black man by police

By Steve Karnowski THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS _ Officers on Thursday cleared away a protest encampment that sprang up in front of a Minneapolis precinct following […]
December 4, 2015

Chinese president announces $60 billion funding for African development projects

JOHANNESBURG _ China’s president has pledged $60 billion to development in Africa, as part of what Chinese and African leaders have called “win-win co-operation.” Speaking at […]
December 4, 2015

Guyana probes reported landing of Venezuelan military helicopter on its soil

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ Authorities in Guyana are investigating reports that a Venezuelan military helicopter landed in the South American country amid a border dispute between the […]
December 4, 2015

St. Kitts suspends Syrian nationals from its citizenship by investment program

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts _ St. Kitts and Nevis has closed its citizenship-by-investment program to Syrians until further vetting processes can be put in place. A Friday […]
December 2, 2015

Southern California attack is latest in deadly US mass shootings since 2012

An attack at a Southern California social services centre Wednesday became the latest mass shooting in the United States. Here’s a look at some of the […]
December 2, 2015

Dominican cardinal calls gay US ambassador a ‘wife,’ says should focus on housework

By Panky Corcino THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ A Dominican cardinal upset over comments that the U.S. ambassador made about corruption in his […]
December 2, 2015

Former Miami police officer gets 10 year prison sentence in New Jersey for aiding drug ring

By David Porter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWARK, N.J. _ A former Miami police lieutenant who authorities said used his position to help drug smugglers elude security […]
December 2, 2015

Spike Lee, John Cusack rip Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on ‘Chi Raq’ orange carpet

By Rachelle Blidner And John Carucci THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Kind words were in short supply for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the premiere […]
December 2, 2015

Chicago mayor fires police chief, but skepticism lingers in wake of graphic dash cam video

By Don Babwin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police […]
December 1, 2015

Trump meets with black pastors at ‘amazing meeting,’ but says no change in tone forthcoming

By Jill Colvin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Dozens of black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called […]