September 3, 2014

Autopsy confirms slain Jamaican man at centre of death after arrest probe died from beating

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A famed U.S. pathologist said Wednesday that an autopsy has confirmed that a Jamaican man was beaten […]
September 2, 2014

New York attorney general accuses lender of refusing to lend to African Americans in Buffalo

By Carolyn Thompson And David Klepper THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BUFFALO, N.Y. _ A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches […]
September 2, 2014

Colorful floats fill streets for NYC West Indian Day Parade, marred early on by nearby slaying

By Jonathan Lemire THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn’s streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day […]
September 2, 2014

Police in Turks & Caicos Islands stop sloop carrying 82 Haitian migrants

  Authorities in the Turks & Caicos Islands intercepted a boat Monday with 82 Haitian migrants as it passed through the British Caribbean chain’s waters. The […]
September 2, 2014

US lawyer joins legal team for slain Jamaican whose death in custody is making headlines

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A U.S. civil rights lawyer said Monday that she is volunteering her time to help represent relatives […]
September 1, 2014

Gunmen, officers engage in firefight in Jamaica capital after 4 injured in shooting

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican police say a pair of gunmen engaged in a shootout with officers after injuring a group of people in a downtown area […]
September 1, 2014

Cuba cracks down on multi billion dollar flow of consumer goods in air passengers’ luggage

By Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA, Cuba _ A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of […]
September 1, 2014

Heads of House, Senate intelligence panels warn of threat from Islamic State fighters in US

By Philip Elliott THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action […]
September 1, 2014

Somalia: Islamic extremist militants attack high security prison in Mogadishu

By Abdi Guled THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, Somalia _ Heavily armed suspected Islamic militants attacked a high security prison in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on […]
August 31, 2014

Ferguson slowly starting to make a comeback after rioting, looting in wake of Brown shooting

By Jim Salter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo. _ Hundreds of people converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old […]
August 31, 2014

People rally outside US Wal Mart where young man with air rifle was fatally shot by police

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio _ Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young black man with an air rifle was fatally shot […]
August 30, 2014

Citing safety concerns, gay rights activist withdraws court challenge to Jamaica anti gay law

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island’s anti-sodomy […]