March 10, 2015

Ferguson city manager John Shaw out following Justice Department report alleging racial bias

By Jim Salter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo. _ The Ferguson City Council on Tuesday evening unanimously approved a resolution to part ways with City Manager […]
March 9, 2015

Missouri appeals judge named to take over Ferguson court following Justice Department report

By David A. Lieb THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ A Missouri appeals court judge was appointed Monday to take over Ferguson’s municipal court and […]
March 7, 2015

Obama to join thousands marking 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ voting rights march in US

By Jay Reeves THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SELMA, Ala. _ Thousands of people gathered in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday morning ahead of a speech by President Barack […]
March 7, 2015

19 year old black man dies in police shooting, prompting protests in Wisconsin college town

By Dana Ferguson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON, Wis. _ Protesters carrying signs reading “Black Lives Matter” gathered Saturday, hours after an officer fatally shot a 19-year-old […]
March 7, 2015

Puerto Rico partners with US to study, prevent coastal erosion

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Puerto Rico’s government is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study erosion along the island’s northern and western […]
March 7, 2015

Jamaica police charge man with murder and arson in fire that killed 2 teens, young girl

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Authorities in Jamaica have charged a man with murder and arson following a fire that killed two teenagers and a young girl. The […]
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 […]