March 2, 2015

4 US missionaries detained and released in Venezuela expected home in North Dakota on Tuesday

By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ Four North Dakota missionaries caught up in escalating political tension between the U.S. and Venezuela are expected […]
March 2, 2015

Namibian president Hifikepunye Pohamba wins $5 million African leadership prize

By Tom Odula THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAIROBI, Kenya _ Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for African leadership, the first African leader […]
March 1, 2015

Report: 4 resort employees killed in northern Jamaica after sedan collides with truck

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican police say four men have died in a two-vehicle crash in a northern section of the Caribbean country. The Jamaica Constabulary Force […]
March 1, 2015

A place of memory: African American Museum where thousands of slaves landed slowly taking form

By Bruce Smith THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, S.C. _ For almost 15 years, organizers have been working to create a $75 million African American Museum in […]
February 26, 2015

President Obama celebrates African American History Month at White House, ahead of Selma visit

By Stacy A. Anderson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls “the central role that African Americans have played in […]
February 20, 2015

E-book of Malcolm X autobiography expected by May

NEW YORK _ One of the last major digital holdouts, “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” should soon be available as an e-book, the attorney for the […]
February 20, 2015

US Coast Guard reports seizing $1.6 million worth of marijuana near the Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ The U.S. Coast Guard says it has seized more than 1,700 pounds (770 kilograms) of marijuana and detained a Russian man […]
February 20, 2015

US legislators meet with Dominican officials to talk about human rights

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a delegation of fellow Democrats are meeting with authorities in the Dominican Republic to […]
February 20, 2015

OAS rights commission asks Bahamas to respond to claims of mistreatment of migrants

  NASSAU, Bahamas _ An organization that monitors human rights in the Western Hemisphere has asked the Bahamas to respond to allegations that migrants have been […]
February 20, 2015

Haiti revises death toll from Carnival accident, reports 17 killed and 6 still hospitalized

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ The Haitian government is revising the death toll from an accident involving a Carnival float, lowering it by one. Communications Minister Rothchild Francois […]
February 19, 2015

Convicted drug trafficker says he donated millions to Dominican ex president

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ A convicted drug trafficker and former captain of the Dominican Republic‘s army told a local TV station Thursday that he donated […]
February 19, 2015

Ex police chief in Jamaica testifies before fact finding panel examining deadly slum raid

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A former Jamaican police commissioner has started testifying before a fact-finding panel examining a 2010 security operation that killed over 70 civilians in […]