September 9, 2014

DITCH WEED

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) _ Authorities in Indiana are ditching the fight against ditch weed. That’s the wild pot that grows in many parts of the […]
September 9, 2014

PHILADELPHIA DECRIMINALIZES MARIJUANA

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The City of Brotherly Love is showing a little love for pot offenders. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is giving the nod to a […]
September 9, 2014

Ray Rice released by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the N-F-L

Ray Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens yesterday and suspended indefinitely by the N-F-L after a video was released showing the star running back hitting […]
September 9, 2014

Gerald Wilson, jazz musician who arranged for Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles, dies at 96

By Derrik J. Lang THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Gerald Wilson, the dynamic jazz big band leader, composer and arranger whose career spanned more than […]
September 9, 2014

Jamaica appoints veteran police commander as new top cop

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica has appointed a veteran law enforcement commander to lead its police force. National Security Minister Peter Bunting announced Monday that Carl Williams […]
September 8, 2014

Hawks For Sale After Owners Racist Email Comes Out

ATLANTA _ Civil rights leaders and Atlanta Hawks representatives will meet after the disclosure of a racially charged email written by the team’s co-owner. Bruce Levenson […]
September 7, 2014

Obama warns Ebola outbreak could spread, even reach the US if not contained in West Africa

WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama says helping contain the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a U.S. national security priority but it’s going to be […]
September 7, 2014

25 year old restaurant owner, writer crowned Miss Haiti 2014

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ The crowd was already chanting her name before 25-year-old restaurant owner Carolyn Desert was crowned Miss Haiti […]
September 7, 2014

Obama says he’ll give speech Wednesday on plan to combat Islamic State militant organization

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the […]
September 7, 2014

NYC immigrant public defender system, 1st of its kind in the country, breaks ground

By Deepti Hajela THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ When Curtis Edmund first heard that a government official had come by his Bronx home looking for […]
September 5, 2014

Haiti police detain US orphanage founder on abuse allegations

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A U.S. man who founded a boys’ orphanage in Haiti nearly two decades ago was arrested Friday […]
September 5, 2014

Jamaica rescuers find oil slick in waters where they suspect out of control US plane went down

By David McFadden And Joan Lowy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican military spokesman says rescuers have found an oil slick indicating where an […]
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