June 19, 2015

Michelle Obama greets US troops based in Italy; expresses horror over US black church slayings

By Colleen Barry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VICENZA, Italy _ Michelle Obama’s thoughts turned to those grieving for nine people killed in a U.S. church as she […]
June 19, 2015

Poachers are killing elephants on an industrial scale in 2 areas of Africa, DNA study shows

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Investigators who collected DNA from the tusks of slain elephants and painstakingly looked for matches in the vast […]
June 19, 2015

17 injured when cruise ship crashes into wall of seaway lock in upstate New York

MASSENA, N.Y. _ Authorities say a cruise ship with French passengers has crashed into a wall in a lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway in upstate […]
June 19, 2015

Friend says suspect in church shooting ranted about race; apartheid era patches on his jacket

By Mitch Weiss, Meg Kinnard And Jacob Jordan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEXINGTON, S.C. _ In recent weeks, Dylann Storm Roof reconnected with a childhood buddy he […]
June 19, 2015

Haitians kicked out by Dominican Republic ponder uncertain future; those still there fear fate

By Evens Sanon And Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FONBAYA, Haiti _ Saint-Soi Souverin sat on a bench resting and thinking about his plight after being […]
June 18, 2015

From bombings to fires to shootings, a partial list of attacks on black churches in the US

(AP) Churches have long played a key role in black communities in the United States. Once, in parts of the nation, church buildings were the only […]
June 18, 2015

Pastor killed in church shooting also a veteran legislator, lauded for gentleness, leadership

By Adam Geller And Seanna Adcox THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA, S.C. _ When Clementa Pinckney stepped to the well of the South Carolina Senate chamber in […]
June 18, 2015

Which woman should appear on redesigned $10 bill? Treasury will consider public’s suggestions

By Martin Crutsinger THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt? Rosa Parks? Speculation is rising over which American woman will be chosen to grace […]
June 18, 2015

Obama says South Carolina church shooting shows need for national reckoning on access to guns

WASHINGTON  (AP)_ President Barack Obama said Thursday the church shooting that left nine people dead shows the need for a national reckoning on gun violence in […]
June 17, 2015

North Korea says it is suffering its worst drought in a century

By Kim Tong-Hyung THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of _ North Korea says it has been hit by its worst drought in a century, resulting […]
June 17, 2015

Police say tiger that broke loose after Tbilisi zoo flooding kills 1 man, wounds another

TBILISI, Georgia _ Police in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia say a tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at a zoo has killed one man […]
June 17, 2015

Civil rights activists in Spokane area worry about impact of Dolezal story on their work

By Nicholas K. Geranios THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SPOKANE, Wash. _ Civil rights leaders in this largely white city that lies between the Cascade and Rocky mountains […]
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