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 […]
August 30, 2014

Haitian authorities burn 4.5 tons worth of marijuana, cocaine

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Authorities in Haiti have destroyed nearly 10,000 pounds (4,500 kilograms) of marijuana and 57 kilograms (126 pounds) of cocaine seized in the past […]
August 29, 2014

Rosa Parks’ long unseen archives bought by Warren Buffett heir’s foundation

By Mike Householder And Jesse J. Holland THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT _ Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been […]
August 29, 2014

Dominican Republic approves first residency permits but few migrants make the cut

By Ezequiel Abiu Lopez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ The Dominican Republic will soon issue the first residency and work permits for migrants […]
August 29, 2014

Experts urge Haiti to protect coffee, mango crops from climate change effects

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Coffee and mango fields that help form the backbone of Haiti‘s agricultural economy are at risk of […]
August 28, 2014

Jamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida after experiencing chest pains at Miami airport

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Officials say a veteran Jamaican lawmaker who served as the island’s agriculture and fisheries minister has died in Florida where he travelled to […]
August 28, 2014

Alexia Terrelonge wins Miss Teen Portmore

Alexia Terrelonge won the 2014 Miss Teen Portmore Scholarship Pageant with a stellar performance at Sunday’s coronation show, held on the roof of Portmore Pines Plaza, […]
August 28, 2014

Dominican Republic lawmakers back park in area where Canadian company seeks to mine

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Lawmakers in the Dominican Republic have approved a plan to create a national park in an area where a Canadian company […]
August 28, 2014

Deadly shooting of US instructor by 9 year old girl stirs debate over children and guns

PHOENIX _ The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has intensified a debate over youngsters and guns, with […]
August 27, 2014

Colin Powell, Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos join ‘American Graduate Day 2014’ program

LOS ANGELES _ Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos are among the celebrities joining a public media effort to boost school graduation rates. The Corporation for […]
August 27, 2014

Lawyer to lead New York protest for Jamaica man who died after beating in island lockup

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ An attorney for relatives of a Jamaican man who died after a beating in a lockup earlier this month will lead a protest […]