July 16, 2015

Mom accused of letting toddler sip margarita avoids trial, gets parenting classes, probation

SALEM, Mass(AP). _ A woman accused of allowing her 2-year-old daughter to sip her margarita at a restaurant and pouring some of it into the girl’s […]
July 16, 2015

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shakes Barbados; no immediate reports of damage

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados(AP) _ Seismologists say a strong earthquake has struck in the ocean off the coasts of Barbados. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.4 quake […]
July 16, 2015

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom; no tolerance for rape

By Nancy Benac THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON(AP) _ President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby‘s Presidential Medal of Freedom because of […]
July 15, 2015

$5.9 million settlement isn’t a victory in NYC police chokehold death case, man’s family says

By Colleen Long THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP)_ The relatives of an unarmed black man who died after being put in a white police officer’s […]
July 15, 2015

Founder of orphanage in Haiti tells jury in defamation suit that he never abused kids

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The founder of an orphanage in Haiti who is accused by an American activist of molesting boys told jurors that he never sexually […]
July 15, 2015

China detains 20 from S. Africa, UK, India; aid group says some accused of seeing terror video

By Louise Watt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING _ A group of 20 travellers from Britain, South Africa and India have been detained in northern China, a […]
July 15, 2015

Liberia confirms 2nd Ebola death in resurgent outbreak, authorities say it is being contained

By Jonathan Paye-Layleh THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONROVIA, Liberia _ A second person in Liberia has died from Ebola in the latest resurgence of the deadly disease […]
July 13, 2015

The Latest: 3 arrested for stealing private Confederate flag, writing ‘racism’ on boat

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The latest on the Confederate flag in South Carolina (all times local): ___ 8:30 p.m. Delaware police have charged three young men with […]
July 13, 2015

St Maarten group says sea turtles, raccoons offered for illegal sale on online marketplace

(AP)- A conservation group in St. Maarten says a local Internet marketplace has illegally offered endangered sea turtle hatchlings. The Nature Foundation non-profit says a “growing […]
July 13, 2015

Smithsonian defends continuing exhibit featuring Bill Cosby’s art collection on National Mall

By Brett Zongker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ While many companies and universities have distanced themselves from Bill Cosby as sexual misconduct allegations mounted, Smithsonian officials […]
July 13, 2015

D’Army Bailey, who helped preserve US hotel where King was slain in 1968, dead at 73

By Adrian Sainz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ D’Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin […]
July 9, 2015

Uganda police detain a former prime minister who is seeking the presidency

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP)_ Ugandan police say they have detained former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, who last month announced he would seek the presidency in elections next […]