July 22, 2015

Kenya prepares to welcome President Obama to the country where his father was born

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAIROBI, Kenya _ Karibu Kenya, President Obama. Welcome to Kenya. For many Kenyans, the Swahili-language slogan will be more than […]
July 22, 2015

Jamaican officials to shutter 18 public schools with small, declining populations of students

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica will close 18 small public schools across the island by September. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites told Parliament on Tuesday that the closures […]
July 21, 2015

Rave Reviews for International Reggae Artist ORieL “Sumfest” Performance, Heads to New York for “An Audible Affair” LIVE Acoustic Show

It was an electrifying night July 17th, 2015 on the beautiful island of Jamaica, when the lovely weather, the eager patrons, the frenzied atmosphere aligned for […]
July 21, 2015

Boston bus driver makes quick stop at child’s lemonade stand, treats passengers to a cup

BOSTON(AP) _ A Boston bus driver made a new group of friends by surprising passengers with a treat to help brave the sweltering heat: He made […]
July 21, 2015

18 Dominicans aboard fishing boat detained by Bahamas military on suspicion of poaching

NASSAU, Bahamas(AP) _ Eighteen Dominicans aboard a fishing boat have been detained by the Bahamian military on suspicion of poaching. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force says […]
July 21, 2015

Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta says talks with US president Barack Obama to focus on extremism

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) _ Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says the fight against extremism will be the key topic of talks with U.S. President Barack Obama, who […]
July 21, 2015

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu home from South African hospital, doctors order rest

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu returned home on Tuesday after a weeklong hospital stay to treat a “stubborn infection” […]
July 17, 2015

South African rhino orphanage cares for babies whose mothers were killed by poachers

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ENTABENI SAFARI CONSERVANCY, South Africa _ They are the most vulnerable victims of South Africa’s rhino poaching scourge, the baby […]
July 17, 2015

Brazil’s only slave memoir gets first Portuguese edition amid hopes to revisit murky past

By Adriana Gomez Licon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE JANEIRO _ Taken from Africa and sold into slavery in Brazil, Mahommah Baquaqua’s tale of escape to […]
July 17, 2015

Former Haiti street kid, now an adult, testifies that orphanage founder sexually abused him

By David Sharp THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Maine _ An orphan who grew up on the streets of Haiti said he was grateful to find food, […]
July 17, 2015

The Latest: First lady Michelle Obama pops up in ‘Billy on the Street’ Emmy nomination

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP)_ Here’s the latest on the 67th annual Primetime Emmy nominations announced Thursday in West Hollywood, California, by the Academy of Television Arts […]
July 16, 2015

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu in South African hospital for a “stubborn infection”

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ It’s time for retired archbishop Desmond Tutu to begin saying no to public events in order to conserve […]