November 16, 2014

Trinidad struggles to emerge from heavy flooding; more rain forecast

PORT-OF-SPAIN _ The eastern Caribbean island of Trinidad is struggling to emerge from widespread flooding as meteorologists warn of more rain that has already forced businesses […]
November 16, 2014

Jamaica narcotics unit arrests 7, seizes over 500 pounds of marijuana in operations

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican police have carried out a series of operations across the island that netted more than 500 pounds (227 kilograms) of marijuana and […]
November 15, 2014

Doctor sick with Ebola after working in West Africa coming to US for treatment in Nebraska

By Mike Stobbe And Clarence Roy-MacAulay THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FREETOWN, Sierra Leone _ At first, Dr. Martin Salia thought he had malaria or typhoid. A surgeon […]
November 15, 2014

South Africa, Cameroon qualify for African Cup, Ghana & Mali lose

By Gerald Imray THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE TOWN, South Africa _ South Africa qualified for the African Cup of Nations on Saturday with a 2-1 win […]
November 14, 2014

Jamaica police officers receive US training, equipment to help cut down on lethal force

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A group of Jamaican police officers is taking a course with U.S. trainers to practice ways of subduing people without permanently injuring or […]
November 14, 2014

Trinidad environmentalist on hunger strike over highway project, rebuffs gov’t dialogue offer

By Tony Fraser THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-OF-SPAIN _ An environmental activist on the 58th day of a hunger strike to protest a Trinidad highway project on […]
November 14, 2014

National Cathedral in Washington to host first Muslim prayer in ‘powerful symbolic gesture’

WASHINGTON _ Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time. Planners say they hope Friday’s service at the historic cathedral will […]
November 13, 2014

Cayman Islands approves policy to advance rights of disabled citizens, set foundation for law

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands _ The Cayman Islands has approved its first national policy to advance the rights of disabled citizens. A statement from the British […]
November 13, 2014

Memphis pastor elected first African American president of Tennessee Baptist Convention

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The Tennessee Baptist Association has elected its first African-American president with the selection of Memphis pastor Michael Ellis. The Commercial Appeal of Memphis […]
November 13, 2014

Brunei queen’s jewelry gift to Michelle Obama ranks as most expensive diplomatic gift in 2013

By Matthew Lee THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ From furniture and food to fine art, members of the Obama administration received thousands of dollars in gifts […]
November 13, 2014

NYC to stop many small time marijuana arrests, to issue summonses and violations instead

By Jennifer Peltz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Thousands of people carrying small amounts of marijuana may no longer be arrested or face criminal charges […]
November 12, 2014


BEIJING (AP) _ Stevie Wonder and musical theatre composer Stephen Sondheim will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It’s the highest honour granted to civilians in […]