August 27, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika nears Antigua and Barbuda en route to Puerto Rico

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ A fast-moving Tropical Storm Erika neared Antigua and Barbuda early Thursday, dumping rain on the […]
August 25, 2015

Black women’s book club members upset after being kicked off wine train

By Ellen Knickmeyer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO _ The annual train trip on the Napa Valley wine train was supposed to be an opportunity for […]
August 25, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika is approaching the Leeward Islands; forecasters say it may strengthen

MIAMI _ Tropical Storm Erika is approaching the Leeward Islands from the Atlantic, and forecasters say it may gain strength. Erika was centred Tuesday evening about […]
August 25, 2015

Nelson Mandela’s grandson, accused of raping a teenage girl, is granted bail in South Africa

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ One of Nelson Mandela’s grandsons, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl, was granted bail in a South African […]
August 24, 2015

The ‘new’ New Orleans: City rises a decade after Hurricane Katrina, but not for all

By Rebecca Santana THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New Orleans has rebounded in ways few thought possible in the decade since Hurricane Katrina, helped by billions of dollars […]
August 24, 2015

Weakening Tropical Storm Danny brings wind, rain to Leeward Islands

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Tropical Storm Danny weakened Sunday and was poised to bring winds and rainfall to parts of the Caribbean. The centre of […]
August 21, 2015

Rev. Jesse Jackson pays visit to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange in London embassy

LONDON _ American civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where the Australian has been […]
August 21, 2015

Nelson Mandela’s grandson to apply for bail while in court over alleged rape of a teenage girl

JOHANNESBURG _ One of Nelson Mandela‘s grandsons has appeared in a South African court on charges of rape. A judge will decide on Friday whether Mbuso […]
August 20, 2015

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu to spend longer than anticipated in a South African hospital

JOHANNESBURG AP) _ A South African foundation says Desmond Tutu will have to spend two more weeks in a hospital, after being hospitalized for the third time […]
August 20, 2015

Haiti disqualifies 2 more candidates for disruptions during elections, bringing total to 16

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti(AP) _ Haitian election authorities on Wednesday disqualified two more candidates for disruptions during legislative elections earlier this month, bringing the total of barred candidates […]
August 20, 2015

Frank Lumsden, leader of eastern Jamaican Maroon village of Charles Town, dies at 73

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Frank Lumsden, a Jamaican who worked as a commodities trader in Chicago before returning to his homeland […]
August 19, 2015

Former governor of US Virgin Islands, ex finance director arrested on embezzlement charges

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A former governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands and an ex-finance director in the U.S. Caribbean territory […]