August 28, 2015

Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black aviator and brigadier general in US Marine Corps, dies

By Kasey Jones THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE _ Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first African-American aviator and brigadier general in the U.S. Marine Corps, has died. […]
August 28, 2015

Vatican says ex envoy to Dominican Republic, charged with abusing minors, has died

VATICAN CITY _ The Vatican says its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who has been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the […]
August 27, 2015

Arrests across Europe in international police operation against Nigerian cocaine traffickers

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP)_ European police say 10 people have been arrested and cocaine seized across the continent in an international operation against a Nigerian drug […]
August 27, 2015

US civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dead at 104 after suffering multiple strokes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) _ Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the 1965 Selma march, championed voting rights for blacks […]
August 27, 2015

Obama marks New Orleans’ rebirth 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, warns about climate change

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of New Orleans, which […]
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 […]