April 9, 2015

Jamaica asks Obama to exonerate black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey of US conviction

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s leader has asked President Barack Obama to exonerate black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, who was convicted in the U.S. of mail fraud […]
April 9, 2015

Obama hints he’ll remove Cuba from terror list ahead of historic encounter with Castro

By Josh Lederman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PANAMA CITY _ Turning the page on a half-century of hostility, President Barack Obama signalled Thursday he will soon remove […]
April 9, 2015

Tax credit cut a ‘stake through heart’ of Nova Scotia’s film industry: producer

By Tim Callanan THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ Those working in Nova Scotia’s film and television industry sounded the death knell for its future Thursday after […]
April 9, 2015

In an impoverished economy, Zimbabweans turn to pirated films, forcing cinemas to shut down

By Farai Mutsaka THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARARE, Zimbabwe _ When the country’s censors blacked out scenes from the film adaptation of the bestselling erotic novel, “Fifty […]
April 9, 2015

Obama reaches out to Caribbean nations ahead of summit with Western Hemisphere leaders

By Jim Kuhnhenn And David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Opening a three-day trip to the Caribbean and Central America, President Barack Obama hopes […]
April 8, 2015

Video of US police shooting may have major impact: ‘Now people see what we’re talking about’

By David Crary THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Graphic videos have surfaced previously that kindled outrage over police use of force _ the Rodney King […]
April 8, 2015

US scientists map Caribbean seafloor as part of 12 year project to protect reefs

  By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ U.S. scientists on Tuesday completed a nearly two-week mission to explore waters around the […]
April 8, 2015

First Ferguson local election since Brown shooting triples number of blacks on City Council

By Jim Salter And Jim Suhr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo. _ Two black candidates were among three people elected to the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, […]
April 8, 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wins re election bid over challenger Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia in runoff

By Sophia Tareen And Sara Burnett THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won a second term Tuesday in a runoff election campaign that hinged on […]
April 7, 2015

White House not ruling out Obama summit announcement removing Cuba from terror sponsor list

By Jim Kuhnhenn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ White House officials left open the possibility Tuesday that President Obama could recommend Cuba’s removal from a list […]
April 7, 2015

Nova Scotia finance minister tries to quell fears over future of film tax credit

HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia’s finance minister is attempting to quell fears from the province’s film and television industry that the government may cut a tax credit […]
April 7, 2015

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrives in South Africa for first official visit in decades

JOHANNESBURG _ Zimbabwe’s president has arrived in South Africa for his first official state visit in more than 20 years. President Robert Mugabe arrived with his […]
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