October 31, 2014

US sends senior diplomat to Haiti, seeking to resolve impasse that has delayed elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ The United States sent a senior diplomat to Haiti on Thursday to help resolve a political impasse blocking long-overdue legislative and local elections […]
October 31, 2014

Rogers and Vice Media create joint venture

TORONTO _ Rogers Communications is teaming with pugnacious cultural magazine and digital outlet Vice Media in a $100-million joint venture that will launch a new TV […]
October 31, 2014

Bell Media launching video streaming service

TORONTO _ Bell Media is launching a new video streaming service that will include the entire HBO scripted off-air library.The company says the subscription service, code-named […]
October 30, 2014

Small US based cargo plane crashes off St. Maarten, killing 1; search continues for 2nd pilot

Authorities searched in the Caribbean Sea off Dutch St. Maarten on Thursday for one of two pilots from a small cargo plane operated by a U.S. […]
October 30, 2014

Calls for stricter gun laws as South Africans pay their last respects to sports figures

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG, South Africa _ South African officials on Thursday called for a strict new gun law as a tribute to […]
October 29, 2014

Obama’s final mission in ‘his’ last election: Get out the African American vote

By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON _ The president’s approval ratings are underwater. His party risks being drowned next week. And in this, the final […]
October 22, 2014

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai honoured with Liberty Medal for her work to educate girls

By Kathy Matheson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA _ A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls’ education brought her passion […]
October 21, 2014

Obama turns to black radio to plead for midterm votes even as candidates shun him

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for votes in the Nov. 4 election. […]
October 21, 2014

Obama casts his ballot early in Chicago, calls voting most important responsibility as citizen

By Josh Lederman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections. Obama voted Monday at a […]
October 21, 2014

Designer Oscar de la Renta, beloved by first ladies, socialites and starlets, dead at 82

By Shelley Acoca And Jocelyn Noveck THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in […]
October 21, 2014

Rights group: LGBT Jamaicans are targets of unchecked violence, discrimination

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently […]
October 17, 2014

Obama names Ebola ‘czar’ to run widening US response to the disease as criticism mounts

By Jim Kuhnhenn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation’s Ebola response as efforts […]