November 10, 2014

New York’s mayor calls on US federal government to clean polluted canal in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ New York City’s mayor visited a polluted canal in Puerto Rico’s capital city on Saturday and said the federal government must […]
November 10, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II leads UK ceremony for fallen soldiers as World War I centenary nears

By Gregory Katz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON _ Queen Elizabeth II honoured fallen soldiers from Britain and the Commonwealth Sunday in a dignified ceremony at the […]
November 8, 2014

Obama picks a Washington outsider and first black woman to oversee Justice Department

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama has chosen federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending a Washington […]
November 8, 2014

Guatemala’s president apologizes to 33 communities displaced for dam, outlines compensation

GUATEMALA CITY _ Guatemala’s president has apologized to 33 communities of indigenous Achi people who were forced to abandon their homes to make way for construction […]
November 7, 2014

Floods displace at least 6,000 after heavy rain in northern Haiti, Dominican Republic

  CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti _ At least 6,000 people have been displaced by flooding during several days of heavy rain in northern Haiti and in the neighbouring […]
November 7, 2014

Film academy honours Harry Belafonte for his activism, which he says always inspired his art

By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ As Harry Belafonte joins the elite EGOT club _ adding an Oscar statuette to an awards cache […]
November 6, 2014

Trinidad to step up deportations of migrants living there illegally

PORT-OF-SPAIN _ The government of Trinidad & Tobago says it plans to crack down on the estimated 110,000 migrants living in the twin-island nation illegally _ […]
November 5, 2014

Republicans sweep to power in US Senate, increase House majority as voters rebuke Obama

By Steven R. Hurst THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Republicans stormed to power in the U.S. Senate, extended their majority in the House of Representatives and […]
November 5, 2014

Heavy rains kill 7 across Haiti, including 3 children

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Authorities say at least seven people have died in Haiti following heavy rains. Civil protection officer Nadia Lochard says three children are among […]
November 5, 2014

‘Enhanced’ e book of Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ released

NEW YORK – Oprah Winfrey and Tom Brokaw are among the featured commentators for an “enhanced” e-book of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The e-book […]
November 4, 2014

Sierra Leone: Doctor dies of Ebola the 5th local doctor there to succumb to the disease

y Clarence Roy-MacAulay THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FREETOWN, Sierra Leone _ A doctor in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola _ the fifth local doctor in the […]
November 4, 2014

World Trade Center reopens for business 13 years after 9-11 in symbolic return to normalcy

By Verena Dobnik THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ The silvery skyscraper that rose from the ashes of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks to become […]