September 17, 2014

Obama: US troops in Iraq ‘do not and will not’ have a combat mission in militant fight

By Jim Kuhnhenn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. _ President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against […]
September 17, 2014

Jesse Jackson slams NFL for not including African American women as domestic violence advisers

NEW YORK _ The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts […]
September 17, 2014

Atlanta mayor: Talked with 6 potential new Hawks owners, city may offer financial incentives

By Paul Newberry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and […]
September 16, 2014

St. Louis County judge extends term of grand jury considering Ferguson police shooting case

By Jim Salter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS _ A judge has extended the term of the grand jury considering whether a white suburban St. Louis […]
September 16, 2014

MUSIC Walk of Fame Weeknd

TORONTO – Toronto alternative R&B singer the Weeknd will be honoured at Canada’s Walk of Fame Show next month. Organizers say the 24-year-old will receive the […]
September 16, 2014

Bill Cosby to loan African American art collection for 1st time to Smithsonian for exhibit

By Brett Zongker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan […]
September 16, 2014

‘Voices Beyond Bondage’ expands the field of black poetry

By Jesse J. Holland THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century” (NewSouth Books), edited by Erika […]
September 15, 2014

‘The View’ resets after Walters’ exit with new on and off air teams

By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Daytime’s “The View” revealed its latest makeover Monday, opening the post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, […]
September 15, 2014

Citing financial benefits, Cayman Islands considers adopting daylight savings time

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands _ The Cayman Islands is considering a switch to daylight savings time, citing potential benefits to its financial services and tourism sectors. […]
September 14, 2014

Jamaica police looking for American woman who has gone missing from north coast town

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaican police are looking for an American woman who they say has gone missing from a town on the island’s north coast. The […]
September 14, 2014

Trinidad says it will not halt highway project over activist’s vow to resume hunger strike

PORT-OF-SPAIN _ Trinidad & Tobago’s government says it will not halt a highway extension project to prevent an environmental activist from resuming a hunger strike. In […]
September 13, 2014

Costa Rica seizes 1.5 tons of pot thrown into sea by smuggling boat during chase in Caribbean

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica _ Costa Rica’s coast guard has recovered 1.5 tons of marijuana that officials say was thrown into the sea by smugglers being […]