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 […]
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 […]
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