March 20, 2015

District attorney: Philadelphia police involved shooting is ‘terrible tragedy,’ not a crime

By Sean Carlin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA _ The fatal shooting of a motorist by police during an overnight traffic stop in December was a tragedy […]
March 19, 2015

Authorities seize $7M worth of cocaine off Puerto Rico’s northwest coast

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ The U.S. Coast Guard has seized an estimated $7 million worth of cocaine off Puerto Rico’s northwest coast and detained three […]
March 19, 2015

Top cop in Jamaica to send more officers onto streets to fight worrying uptick in homicides

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica‘s top cop says he will send more officers into island hot spots to combat a worrying uptick in homicides. Police Commissioner Carl […]
March 19, 2015

Judge refuses to release grand jury testimony in NYC police chokehold death of man

By Colleen Long And Tom Hays THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Testimony heard by a grand jury that declined to indict a white New York […]
March 19, 2015

Caribbean court hears activist’s challenge of anti gay laws in Belize, Trinidad and Tobago

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Caribbean court on Wednesday heard a challenge from a gay rights activist who argued that immigration […]
March 17, 2015

Jamaica policeman charged with murder after video circulates of fatal shooting at party

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican policeman has been arrested and charged with murder after a video showing a fatal police shooting was circulated on social media. […]
March 17, 2015

In Jamaica’s capital, some schools and businesses close due to smoke from burning dump

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Noxious smoke continued to spiral Monday from a sprawling trash dump five days after a major blaze […]
March 17, 2015

NY Cosmos and Cuba national soccer team set June 2 for a soccer friendly in Havana

By Eric Nunez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ The coaches of the New York Cosmos and Cuba’s national soccer teams jointly announced Monday they will […]
March 17, 2015

115 Haitian migrants detained near Turks & Caicos Islands, to be deported soon

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks And Caicos Islands _ Authorities in the Turks & Caicos Islands say they have detained 115 Haitian migrants aboard a boat. The government said […]
March 16, 2015

South African Cabinet minister who planned funeral for Nelson Mandela dies in car crash

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ A South African Cabinet minister who led the planning of the 2013 funeral of Nelson Mandela died in […]
March 16, 2015

Ministry of prominent megachurch pastor seeks donations to buy jet valued at more than $65M

By Kate Brumback THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ The ministry of a prominent megachurch pastor and evangelist who teaches that God wants to bless the faithful […]
March 16, 2015

The gay marriage surge in US states hasn’t reached far flung Caribbean and Pacific territories

By David Crary THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While more than 70 per cent of U.S. states now allow same-sex marriage, the waves of change have yet to […]