December 3, 2014

White NYC cop in unarmed black man’s death says he meant no harm; no grand jury indictment

By Tom Hays And Colleen Long THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ A white New York City police officer was cleared Wednesday in the chokehold death […]
December 2, 2014

Obama: Don’t want ‘militarized’ police culture in aftermath of Ferguson

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama asked federal agencies on Monday for concrete recommendations to ensure the U.S. isn’t building a […]
December 1, 2014

In Jamaica, fact finding panel starts work to examine 2010 security operation that killed 76

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A fact-finding panel appointed to examine a bloody 2010 security operation in Jamaica has started its work in the island’s capital. The three-member […]
December 1, 2014

French woman arrested at Jamaican airport, charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Police in Jamaica say a French woman has been arrested at an island airport and charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine. The Jamaica […]
December 1, 2014

Ex Canadian governor general, Michaelle Jean, to head bloc of mostly French speaking countries

DAKAR, Senegal _ A Canadian has been named secretary-general of the International Organization of the Francophonie, a group of mostly French-speaking countries, many of them former […]
December 1, 2014

St. Lucia leader says regional alliance to provide $10 million in grants to create jobs

CASTRIES, St. Lucia _ An alliance of left-leaning Latin American and Caribbean nations is providing $10 million in grants to the small island of St. Lucia […]
November 30, 2014

Heavy rains in Jamaica flood low lying areas, wash away bridge and strand motorists

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Heavy rains have washed away a bridge and flooded low-lying areas in several parishes in eastern Jamaica. Military rescuers have brought more than […]
November 29, 2014

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot 18 year old Michael Brown, resigns

By Alan Scher Zagier THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   FERGUSON, Mo. _ The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, […]
November 29, 2014

Dominican president calls for decriminalizing abortion in certain cases including rape, incest

By Ezequiel Abiu Lopez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Dominican President Danilo Medina has urged legislators to decriminalize abortions if a woman’s life […]
November 29, 2014

Chance encounter at Portland’s Ferguson protest leads to hug between officer, 12 year old boy

By Gosia Wozniacka THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Ore. _ A touching photo of a white police officer hugging an African-American boy at a Portland protest this […]
November 29, 2014

Leader of Antigua names Robert De Niro as special economic envoy

The prime minister of Antigua & Barbuda has appointed actor Robert De Niro as special economic envoy of the twin-island nation in the eastern Caribbean. The […]
November 28, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama accepts 20 foot (6 meter) white fir as White House Christmas tree

By Associated Press THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ The White House Christmas tree has arrived. A horse-drawn wagon hauled it up the driveway to the North […]