Category Archives: Associated Press

US-Nicaraguan man killed in detention served in US Navy

A Nicaraguan-American dual national who died in a prison disturbance in Nicaragua served in the U.S. Navy and was a staunch opponent of the government of President Daniel Ortega, his cousin said Saturday. Continue reading

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Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case

Police and Illinois’ child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn’t alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed. Continue reading

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Police: Louisiana students laced teacher’s drink

Authorities say two Louisiana high school students poured a chemical into a teacher’s drink and filmed it on Snapchat. Continue reading

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Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. Continue reading

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Female lawmakers discuss rapes as strict abortion restrictions advance

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Report: ‘Foreign bodies’ enter Syrian airspace from Israel

Syrian state media is reporting that “foreign bodies” have entered Syrian air space from Israel in the country’s south. Continue reading

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Ex-Rebel hospitalized in Colombia day after polemical arrest

A former Colombian rebel leader has been hospitalized with signs of altered consciousness a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a highly-politicized drug case that has strained relations with the U.S. Authorities said Saturday that S… Continue reading

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1 dead, 8 shot at high school graduation party in Alabama

Alabama authorities say a high school graduation party fueled by alcohol spiraled out of control early Saturday, leaving one person dead. Continue reading

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50 arrested, guns and drugs seized in Waterbury bust

Police in Connecticut say they have arrested 50 people and seized drugs and guns during an investigation that was spurred by heroin-related deaths. Continue reading

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Lebanon health minister says no concerns over sanctions

Lebanon’s health minister, who was appointed by the country’s Hezbollah group, says he has “overcome” U.S. concerns that his ministry’s funds could go to the militant group by gaining public trust and ensuring transparency. Continue reading

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Report: Iran detains members of 3 modeling networks

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has carried out its latest series of arrests targeting online modeling, part of the hard-line group’s efforts to confront what it sees as Western mores seeping into the Islamic Republic. Continue reading

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Matthew McConaughey receives original high school diploma

Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating. Continue reading

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Armenian court releases ex-president as trial continues

A court in Armenia has freed the country’s former president from jail as his trial continues on charges connected to a deadly police crackdown on a demonstration a decade ago. Continue reading

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Sea-Watch group challenges Italy’s ban on entering waters

Italy has allowed migrant families rescued at sea by the humanitarian group Sea-Watch to be transferred to the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, but is refusing landfall to others. Continue reading

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Lady Gabriella Windsor marries at St. George’s Chapel, one year after Sussex royal wedding

The celebration marks the third royal wedding at the 15th-century venue in less than a year. Continue reading

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Thousands march in Northern Ireland for same sex marriage

Thousands are marching in Northern Ireland to demand that the region’s leaders permit same-sex marriage. Continue reading

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Sudan’s army says talks to be resumed with protesters

Sudan’s ruling generals say they will resume talks with opposition leaders behind the protests that drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month over a transfer of power to civilian rule. Continue reading

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ExxonMobil employees evacuating oil field in southern Iraq

Employees of Energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still ongoing, Iraqi officials said Saturday. Continue reading

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Pope urges foreign media to use power of press to seek truth

Pope Francis has urged foreign correspondents to humbly use the power of the press to search for the truth and give voice to the voiceless, calling journalism an important tool to counter hatred and fake news. Continue reading

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2 Maltese soldiers arrested in drive-by slaying of migrant

Malta’s prime minister has announced that two armed forces members have been arrested in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast. Continue reading

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