September 10, 2014

Haiti prison outbreak forces security overhaul of overcrowded, chaotic system

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti _ Sudden gunfire rattled the morning routine outside the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison and soon inmates, many barefoot and […]
September 10, 2014

Rosa Parks’ archive lent to Library of Congress by son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett

By Brett Zongker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Hundreds of items from civil rights icon Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a New […]
September 9, 2014


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 (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 […]