December 24, 2015

Terminal, traffic blocked at Minneapolis airport by Black Lives Matter protest; arrests made

By Kyle Potter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS _ Protesters blocked access to a terminal and caused significant holiday traffic delays at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on […]
December 24, 2015

South Africa’s lion hunting industry to be hit by new US protections which may reduce clients

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ South Africa’s lion hunting industry faces new restrictions as a result of the decision this week by the […]
December 23, 2015

South Africa: North Korean diplomat expelled after arrest for illegal trade in rhino horn

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ A North Korean diplomat was expelled after he was arrested for illegal rhino horn trading, a spokesman for […]
December 22, 2015

Panama’s Supreme Court orders the detention of former President Martinelli in spying case

PANAMA CITY _ Panama’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered the detention of former President Ricardo Martinelli to face charges that he illegally spied on opponents. The […]
December 22, 2015

AP Interview: Haiti leader defends elections that opposition, civil groups say were rigged

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haitian President Michel Martelly is defending much-criticized elections in his divided country and asserts that the opposition […]
December 22, 2015

Central African Republic overwhelmingly votes yes on constitutional referendum

BANGUI, Central African Republic _ Central African Republic’s National Election Authority says final results show citizens have voted yes on a constitutional referendum meant to bring […]
December 20, 2015

Churches, mosques, synagogues boost security amid alarm over mass shootings and extremism

By Jay Reeves And Rachel Zoll THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ In Alabama, a Presbyterian church wanted to be able to hire its own police […]
December 20, 2015

Violent protests paralyze several Haiti towns after release of legislative election results

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Several government buildings have been set ablaze in scattered sections of Haiti and one demonstrator was killed […]
December 20, 2015

Jamaican authorities hunt for 4 men who escaped from jail

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Jamaican authorities said they were searching Sunday for four male prisoners who escaped from a Spanish Town jail. Police said a […]
December 20, 2015

Longtime civil rights activist Ozell Sutton, who marched with Martin Luther King, dies at 90

ATLANTA _ Ozell Sutton, a longtime civil rights activist who was associated with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 90. His daughter, […]
December 18, 2015

New Orleans City Council votes 6 1 in favour of removing prominent Confederate monuments

By Cain Burdeau THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New Orleans’ leaders on Thursday made a sweeping move to break with the city’s Confederate past when the City Council […]
December 18, 2015

Black parents, civil rights activists to prosecutor: Drop charge against teen tossed from desk

By Jeffrey Collins THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA, S.C. _ A group of black parents and civil rights activists presented a petition Thursday calling for officials to […]