October 26, 2015

WHO removes Nigeria from list of polio endemic countries, last African country on list

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) _ The U.N. World Health Organization is formally removing Nigeria from the list of polio-endemic countries, meaning the entire African continent is free of […]
October 26, 2015

Haiti’s landmark elections take place in relative calm, now comes long wait for results

By David McFadden And Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Voting appeared orderly and largely peaceful in presidential and parliamentary elections that Haitians hope […]
October 21, 2015

LeBron James, first lady Michelle Obama challenge kids to finish college at education event

By Tom Withers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AKRON, Ohio _ LeBron James welcomed a high-profile guest to show kids in his hometown that they can grow up […]
October 21, 2015

British man and wife hacked to death at home in Caribbean island of Tobago

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad(AP) _ Police are investigating the slaying of a British man and his wife who were found hacked to death in their home on the […]
October 21, 2015

Obama nominating 2 women as members of SEC; would make 4 out of the 5 commissioners women

By Marcy Gordon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama is nominating two women, both attorneys and academics at Washington-area universities, as members of the […]
October 21, 2015

Haiti officials appear on state TV to say they’ll keep promises for fair, peaceful Sunday vote

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ About a dozen top Haitian officials appeared on state television Wednesday in an effort to reassure anxious […]
October 20, 2015

Wife of ex US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to prison for 1 year term tied to campaign funds

By Michael Tarm THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ The wife of former U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. reported to prison Tuesday, the second half of the […]
October 20, 2015

Republic of Congo capital rocked by protest against referendum to extend president’s rule

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo(AP) _ Witnesses say police in Republic of Congo’s capital have fired tear gas to try to disperse protests against a constitutional […]
October 19, 2015

Pre election violence flaring up in Haiti slum as politically aligned gangs feud

By David McFadden And Evens Sanon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Deadly pre-election violence has flared up in and around Haiti‘s most notorious slum and […]
October 19, 2015

35 injured after bus crashes along busiest highway in Dominican Republic

  SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Thirty-five people have been injured following a bus crash in the Dominican Republic. A traffic division spokesman says the bus […]
October 19, 2015

US Navy vessel leaving Virginia to search for cargo ship lost off Bahamas with 33 on board

MIAMI (AP)_ A Navy vessel is departing Virginia on a search for a missing cargo ship that sank in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Joaquin with […]
October 15, 2015

Democratic presidential candidates acknowledge Black Lives Matter issues during debate

By Jesse J. Holland THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Democratic presidential candidates gave a meaningful public nod to the Black Lives Matter movement in their first […]