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 […]
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 […]