January 16, 2015

Biden offers support to Haiti’s President Martelly amid flap over new legislative elections

WASHINGTON _ Vice-President Joe Biden says he’s disappointed that Haiti‘s parliament failed to pass a law needed to organize long-delayed elections before parliament’s term ended this […]
January 16, 2015

With parliament dissolved, government foes march in Haiti’s capital demanding president quit

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Several thousand supporters of Haitian opposition factions marched through the capital’s congested streets Friday chanting calls for […]
January 16, 2015

US unveils first plan of its kind to fight drug trafficking in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ The Obama administration unveiled a new plan Friday to fight drug trafficking in Puerto Rico […]
January 15, 2015

Fundraising for Obama library picks up pace; foundation raised up to $6.2 million in 2014

By Josh Lederman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ The non-profit raising money for President Barack Obama’s future library has picked up the pace of its fundraising, […]
January 15, 2015

Haitian prime minister takes office amid political standoff, threat of violent protests

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haiti has a new prime minister to run the government as it enters a phase of political […]
January 14, 2015

Puerto Rico sees lowest homicide rate in nearly 15 years as island takes steps to fight crime

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ The crime wave that marred Puerto Rico’s image in recent years appears to have ebbed, […]
January 14, 2015

Judge issues no ruling in ownership dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel Peace Prize medal

By Kate Brumback THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ A judge in Atlanta heard arguments Tuesday in a dispute over who owns the Rev. Martin Luther King […]
January 13, 2015

Conservation group says beached humpback dies in Haiti after getting slashed by fishermen

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A Haitian conservation group says an adult humpback whale has died in shallow waters off the country’s north coast after being wounded by […]
January 13, 2015

New York City mayor struggles to mend rift with police, rejects idea of apology

By Jonathan Lemire THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Nothing Mayor Bill de Blasio has tried has helped heal his rift with the New York City […]
January 12, 2015

White House says it erred in not sending a higher level official to Paris anti terror march

By Julie Pace THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama or another high-level representative should have joined dozens of […]
January 9, 2015

Video shows Cleveland police restrain, handcuff teen after shooting her 12 year old brother

By Mark Gillispie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND _ A video released by the city of Cleveland shows a police officer pushing a 14-year-old girl to the […]
January 9, 2015

US: Passenger from Jamaica accused of trying to smuggle cocaine in her luggage at JFK

NEW YORK _ U.S. authorities say a passenger on a flight from Jamaica was arrested at New York’s Kennedy Airport and accused of trying to smuggle […]