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Firamante Peters

Haitians Face Hurdles After Protected Status Renewal Delays

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian...
Spain Migration

Migrants Shift to Old, Risky Route to Spain and Europe

MADRID (AP) — The smugglers took Rodriguez Tankeu's savings and disappeared, leaving the 25-year-old bewildered near Tripoli, the Libyan capital. The former car mechanic headed to Algeria, where he saw, one by one, all...
Will Smith

Will Smith Watches Kyrgios Beat Tsonga, the Aussie Kid’s Dream

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With Will Smith in the crowd and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga across the net, Nick Kyrgios was in his element as the main attraction for a night at the Australian Open. Time to...
France Sexual Misconduct Bardot

Brigitte Bardot: ‘MeToo’ Actresses Are ‘Hypocritical’

PARIS (AP) — Former French actress and sex symbol Brigitte Bardot said in an interview published Thursday that she thinks most actresses protesting sexual harassment in the film industry are "hypocritical" and "ridiculous" because...
Helicopter Crash-Zimbabwe Opposition Leader

U.S. Helicopter Crash Kills Zimbabwe Opposition Leader, 4 More

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fiery helicopter crash killed key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett while on holiday in a remote part of the U.S. state of New Mexico and four others aboard, friends...
NYC Affordable Housing

NYC Sets Affordable Homes Record: 24,500 Financed In 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City created or preserved more than 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The previous record was...
Ethiopia Politicians Freed

Ethiopia Releases Top Opposition Figure from Prison

BURAYU, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to free detained politicians and "widen the democratic space...
airline

Ethiopian Airlines to Re-launch Zambia’s National Carrier

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country's national carrier. The partnership with Zambia comes as Ethiopian Airlines is opening new routes...
King Trump comment

Bernice King On Trump’s Comments: ‘All of Civilization Originated from the Soils of Africa’

ATLANTA (AP) — They had gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., but many of those who delivered speeches on the national holiday created to honor the slain civil rights leaders focused their remarks...
Larry Nassar

Sexual Abuse Victim to Ex-doctor: ‘You Are a Repulsive Liar’

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One of the dozens of victims expected to testify at the sentencing hearing of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor on Tuesday described the sexual abuse Larry Nassar inflicted on...

Trial Set to Begin In Ex-NFL Player’s Road-Rage Killing

GRETNA, La. (AP) — The trial in a road-rage shooting that left former NFL football player Joe McKnight dead was set to begin with jury selection Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb. Ronald Gasser, 55,...
Biles-Abuse Allegations

‘Was I Too Naive?’ Simone Biles Fought with Guilt Before Revealing She Too Was...

Simone Biles watched as her friends and former Olympic teammates came forward to detail abuse at the hands of a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Drawing in part from their strength, the four-time gold...
South Africa's National Flag

South Africa Summons U.S. Diplomat to Explain Trump Comment

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa summoned the United States' senior diplomat in the capital Pretoria on Monday over President Donald Trump's recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti. Trump has been accused of describing...
Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy

As Senators Debate Accuracy of ‘Shithole’ Comments, Trump Insists He’s Not a Racist

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations. "No, No. I'm not a...
Sloane Stephens

Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens Out First Round In Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens were upset early and the bleak opening day for Americans continued at the Australian Open with the women going 1 for 9 and two of...
MLK Hate Multiples Hate

King’s Words Still Inspire Nearly 50 Years After His Death

ATLANTA (AP) — Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires. Decades ago, the famed civil rights leader - also regarded...
Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman Arrested on Suspicion of DUI in California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Southern California. Lt. Rachel Johnson of the Newport Beach Police Department says Rodman was pulled...
homeless

U.S. Gives $2B to Help Homeless Amid Plans to Cut Housing Aid

President Donald Trump's administration announced $2 billion in grants Thursday for local agencies trying to help the homeless even as the government proposes deep cuts to federal housing programs. The total awards in the Continuum...
Columbus Statue

NYC to Keep Controversial Statues But Add Historical Markers

NEW YORK (AP) — A commission created to figure out what to do with controversial statues and monuments on New York City property has recommended that most be kept where they are with historical...
Donald Trump, Brooke Rollins, Matt Bevin

Members of Haitian Community React to Trump’s Comments: ‘There’s No Apologizing for This’

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from "shithole countries" after senators discussed revamping rules affecting those from Africa and Haiti, according to people briefed on the conversation....
President Donald Trump

Ghana Lawmaker Calls for Boycott of U.S. by Developing Countries In Wake of Trump’s...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africans were shocked on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. But it wasn't what people had hoped for. Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday...

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