November 12, 2015

Venezuela president to address UN rights council as some diplomats, rights groups decry tactic

GENEVA _ Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is to speak to the main U.N. human rights body, as Western diplomats grumble that he is trying to exploit […]
November 11, 2015

South Africa: 8 ex police sentenced to 15 years in jail for murder for dragging a man

JOHANNESBURG _ A South African judge sentenced eight former police officers to 15 years in prison for the murder of a Mozambican man they dragged behind […]
November 11, 2015

After delay of more than 2 years, some children adopted from Congo reach the US

By David Crary THE ASSOCIATED PRESS After a wrenching delay of more than two years, a few American families celebrated on U.S. territory Wednesday with children […]
November 11, 2015

Nephews of Venezuela first lady arrested in Haiti for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs to US

By Joshua Goodman And Alicia A. Caldwell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   BOGOTA _ Two nephews of Venezuela’s powerful first lady Cilia Flores have been arrested in […]
November 11, 2015

At Arlington Cemetery, Obama says nation must honour veterans long after Veterans Day ends

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama urged the public Wednesday to keep thinking about veterans long after the annual holiday honouring […]
November 10, 2015

Somali Islamic extremists release video showing executions of African Union troops

KAMPALA, Uganda _ The Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab had released a video showing its members executing African Union soldiers during an attack on their base […]
November 10, 2015

Tropical Storm Kate is moving quickly away from the Bahamas; expected to strengthen

MIAMI _ Tropical Storm Kate is moving quickly away from the Bahamas and is expected to reach hurricane strength. The storm’s maximum sustained winds increased Tuesday […]
November 10, 2015

Judge issues gag order after lawyer describes police video showing driver’s hands up

By Michael Kunzelman And Rebecca Santana THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARKSVILLE, La. _ A police body camera recorded the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy with his […]
November 10, 2015

Appeals court rules against Obama’s plan to protect about 5 million people from deportation

By Kevin McGill THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS _ President Barrack Obama’s plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United […]
November 9, 2015

Colombia jails 3 people accused of scamming child hunger program

BOGOTA _ A judge in Colombia has jailed three individuals on charges they stole nearly $800,000 from a program to feed children and lower the infant […]
November 6, 2015

Paterson’s historic Hinchliffe Stadium, home to Negro Leagues teams, to get $300,000 grant

By David Porter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A dilapidated northern New Jersey stadium that once played host to legendary Negro Leagues baseball players and was recently named […]
November 5, 2015

Sandstorm delays Michelle Obama’s arrival in Jordan, disrupts travel elsewhere in Mideast

By Sam McNeil And Nour Youssef THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMMAN, Jordan _ A thick sandstorm cloaked parts of the Middle East on Wednesday, clouding skies and […]