September 16, 2015

Maya Angelou’s art collection sells for $1.3M, includes painted quilt commissioned by Oprah

By Ula Ilnytzky THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ The art collection of celebrated writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou sold for nearly $1.3 million […]
September 11, 2015

OJ Simpson loses Nevada Supreme Court appeal for new trial in Vegas kidnap, armed robbery case

By Ken Ritter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS _ A lawyer for O.J. Simpson says they’ll decide their next step after the Nevada Supreme Court rejected […]
September 10, 2015

NYPD sidelines officer amid flap over arrest of ex tennis star; video concerns commissioner

By Tom Hays THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ The New York Police Department scrambled Thursday to deal with fallout from the mistaken arrest of former […]
September 10, 2015

Woman accused of swallowing 68 cocaine pellets, flying from Jamaica to US in smuggling scheme

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Authorities say a woman swallowed 68 cocaine pellets before flying from Jamaica to Fort Lauderdale in an unsuccessful smuggling scheme. Court documents […]
September 10, 2015

Dr. William Grier, who co authored groundbreaking psychiatry book ‘Black Rage,’ dies at 89

By Julie Watson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO _ Dr. William Grier, a psychiatrist who co-authored the groundbreaking 1968 book, “Black Rage,” which offered the first […]
September 10, 2015

Rowley sworn in as new prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago after ruling party voted out

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad _ A new prime minister has taken office in Trinidad and Tobago after the previous ruling party was voted out in general elections. David […]
September 9, 2015

Obama, Mrs. Obama to greet Pope Francis upon arrival in Washington on first ever US visit

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will lead the welcoming committee for Pope Francis when he […]
September 8, 2015

Helen Burns Jackson, mother of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, dies at 92 in South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. _ Helen Burns Jackson, the mother of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, has died. She was 92. The Rev. Jesse Jackson told The Associated […]
September 4, 2015

South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu home from hospital

JOHANNESBURG(AP) _ A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has left a Cape Town hospital after receiving treatment there. The foundation, named after Tutu […]
September 4, 2015

UN human rights chief calls for peacekeepers committing crimes to be punished

By Hippolyte Marboua THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGUI, Central African Republic _ International peacekeepers who commit crimes must be punished, the U.N. human rights chief said on […]
September 4, 2015

Insel Air jet en route to Miami makes emergency landing in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ An Insel Air flight en route to Miami was forced to make an emergency landing Wednesday in the Dominican Republic when […]
September 2, 2015

Dead bodies lay inside African Union military base after Somalia attack

By Abdi Guled THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, Somalia _ A day after Islamic extremists overran an African Union military base in Somalia, shaken residents of an […]