August 3, 2015

A look at measures taken by states, a year after Ferguson’s fatal police shooting

Legislators in nearly every state this year proposed measures stemming from the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who had scuffled […]
July 31, 2015

Rights group says Muslims in C. African Republic forced to convert religion, hide practices

DAKAR, Senegal(AP) _ Amnesty International says Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity […]
July 31, 2015

Zimbabwe: Wildlife minister says extradition being sought for American dentist who killed lion

By Farai Mutsaka THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARARE, Zimbabwe _ Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured […]
July 31, 2015

US judge considers structured release for some charged with trying to join terror groups

By Amy Forliti THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS _ U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before _ a young Somali-American who hadn’t […]
July 31, 2015

Confederate flags placed at MLK’s church in Atlanta; unclear whether a crime was committed

By Kate Brumback THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. […]
July 30, 2015

California beaches remain open as Coast Guard seeks source of oil slick drifting offshore

GOLETA, Calif. _ Beachgoers were warned to avoid tar balls on Thursday along the Santa Barbara shoreline as the Coast Guard sought the source of a […]
July 30, 2015

Top officials critical of Ohio police officer charged with murder in traffic stop case

By Lisa Cornwell And Dan Sewell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CINCINNATI _ Some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the latest slaying of an […]
July 30, 2015

Trophy hunting is big business in parts of Africa despite threats to lions, other species

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one […]
July 29, 2015

The Latest on African lion killing: Hundreds protest outside office of Minneapolis dentist

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.(AP) _ The latest information on the Minnesota hunter and guides in Zimbabwe who killed a protected lion during a hunt in the African nation […]
July 29, 2015

US man who founded orphanage returns to Haiti after US jury awards him millions in damages

By Evens Sanon And David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A U.S. citizen who founded a Haiti orphanage for boys returned to the Caribbean […]
July 29, 2015

Dominican Republic rejects OAS offer to plan meeting to ease citizenship dispute with Haiti

WASHINGTON(AP) _ The Dominican Republic has rejected an offer by the Organization of American States to organize talks with Haiti on resolving a tense dispute over […]
July 29, 2015

White House Notebook: Third term? Ribbing African leaders, Obama says thanks, but no thanks

By Julie Pace And Elias Meseret THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia _ Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He’s convinced that […]