April 23, 2015

Michael Brown’s parents file wrongful death lawsuit against city of Ferguson, Missouri

By Jim Salter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLAYTON, Mo. _ Michael Brown’s parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new […]
April 21, 2015

Locke melds politics, racial issues with greed & family rooted in secrecy in ‘Pleasantville’

By Oline H. Cogdill THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The compelling “Pleasantville” continues Attica Locke’s insightful look at African-American life in Houston, where politics, race and classism converge […]
April 20, 2015

Dominican trial of 4 Frenchmen accused of smuggling drugs on jet postponed for 3rd time

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ A trial for four Frenchmen accused of trying to smuggle more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine on a jet has been […]
April 20, 2015

Jamaica university plants what it touts as country’s first legal marijuana seedling

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica‘s biggest university has held a ceremony to plant what it touts as the island’s first legal marijuana seedling. Monday’s symbolic planting at […]
April 19, 2015

Large cocaine haul seized, 3 arrested after French authorities stop sailboat off Martinique

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique _ French authorities have arrested three alleged drug traffickers and seized a haul of 2.2 tons of cocaine from a sailboat off the coast […]
April 19, 2015

Bahamas official says country dealing with uptick of Haiti migrants over past week

NASSAU, Bahamas _ The Bahamas says 178 Haitian migrants have been detained by local authorities over the last several days. In a Sunday statement, Immigration Minister […]
April 18, 2015

Jamaica police charge teen with murder in killing of 11 month old

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Authorities in Jamaica have charged a teenager with murder in the recent fatal shooting of an 11-month-old baby. Police said in a statement […]
April 17, 2015

Obama celebrates National Poetry Month, says world would be ‘pretty barren’ without it

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama says poetry helps people understand themselves and each other and says the world would be […]
April 17, 2015

Guyana welcomes first 5 star hotel following protests of public private partnership

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ Guyana’s first five-star hotel has opened in the South American country under a public-private partnership that Parliament had rejected before the body of […]
April 16, 2015

White House promotes deputy social secretary, Philadelphia native, to top job

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ A former hip-hop journalist who became a White House intern in her 30s was named on Thursday as […]
April 16, 2015

Police: 3 teenage boys, 1 man fatally shot by gunmen in central Jamaica housing complex

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican police say three teenage boys and one man have been shot and killed in a public housing complex in central Jamaica. The […]
April 16, 2015

Guam attorney general orders gay marriage licenses to go forward, but agency official refuses

By Grace Garces Bordallo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAGATNA, Guam _ Guam’s attorney general directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex marriage applications Wednesday, putting the island […]