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 […]
July 25, 2015

Opening trip to Kenya, Obama urges good governance, says ‘Africa is on the move’

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAIROBI, Kenya _ President Barack Obama heralded Africa as a continent “on the move” Saturday as he opened a U.S.-sponsored […]
July 25, 2015

1 policeman, 1 inmate dead after violent prison breakout in Trinidad

By Tony Fraser THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad _ A police officer and an inmate were killed Friday following a violent prison breakout in the eastern […]
July 25, 2015

Obama’s visit to Kenya, Ethiopia sparks concerns over human rights and governance issues

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama’s trip to Kenya and Ethiopia is drawing fresh criticism that the two countries are heavy-handed […]
July 24, 2015

Jamaica to retire $3 billion in oil debt to Venezuela thanks to bond sales, negotiated deal

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica says it has forged a deal to retire $3 billion in oil debts to Venezuela thanks to bond sales. The Caribbean island […]