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Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to be Testing Grounds for World’s First Malaria Vaccine

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year...

Barack Obama Talks Youth Leadership at University of Chicago, Also Met Privately with Young...

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is using his first public appearance since leaving office to talk with students about his experiences as a community organizer in Chicago and how that laid the...

Octavia Spencer to Deliver Speech at Kent State’s 1st University-Wide Commencement

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University's first university-wide commencement will get a touch of Hollywood as Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer speaks to graduates of the northeastern Ohio school. Spencer recently starred as mathematician Dorothy...

New Orleans to Remove Its Confederate Monuments, Starting with ‘the Most Offensive of the Four’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation...

Racial-Slur-Using Florida Senator Resigns, Claims He, His Family Are Victims of Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues resigned Friday, saying the incident is causing a distraction to the...

American Flight Attendant Taunts Passenger Defending Woman Whose Stroller Was Snatched: ‘Hit me’

https://twitter.com/AlwaysActions/status/855702125275381761 HOUSTON (AP) — American Airlines says it has grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger after the flight attendant took a baby stroller away from another passenger. Spokeswoman Leslie...

Haiti Set to Revive National Army as UN Peacekeepers Prepare to Leave

GRESSIER, Haiti (AP) — Their heads held high and chests puffed out, a group of nearly 100 Haitian men in camouflage fatigues do jumping jacks or march around an abandoned U.N. compound on a...

Former Zimbabwe Lightweight Champ Hopes Boxing Will Save Youths from the Streets

CHITUNGWIZA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean boys as young as 10 hurry every weekend to a boxing ring whose nickname Wafa Wafa in the local Shona language suggests that whoever enters will be lucky to...

20 Children Are Killed When Their Minibus Hits Truck, Bursts Into Flame In South...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A minibus carrying young students collided with a truck and burst into flames in South Africa on Friday, killing about 20 children. The victims were between 5 and 10 years old, said...

Fresno Killing Suspect Shouts Out About Reparations, Natural Disasters In First Court Hearing

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno, Calif., entered a courtroom early Friday shouting that natural disasters striking America will increase. Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, then shouted...

Fellow Comedians Gather to Mourn the Loss of Charlie Murphy

Dave Chappelle, Cedric the Entertainer and George Lopez were among the comedians who gathered to say goodbye to fellow comic Charlie Murphy, who died last week following a battle with leukemia. Cedric the Entertainer posted...

Arkansas Conducts First Execution Since 2005, Despite Legal Challenges

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared three convicted killers, but courts still could scuttle the remainder...

Main Ingredient Singer Cuba Gooding Sr., Father of Cuba Jr., Found Dead In Car

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," has died. Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and actor Omar Gooding...

Jamaican-Born Germaine Mason, Who Won Silver In High Jump at 2008 Olympics, Dies In...

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Olympic medal-winning track and field athlete Germaine Mason died Thursday in a motorcycle crash outside the capital of his native Jamaica, police in the Caribbean island said. Mason apparently lost control...

Cardell Hayes Sentenced to 25 Years In Road Rage Killing of Ex-Saints Player Will...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who killed retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith and wounded his wife during a traffic dispute last year was sentenced Thursday, April 20, to 25 years in...

General Motors Says Venezuela Seized Its Only Car Factory Amid Growing Protests

VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — General Motors announced Thursday that it is shuttering operations in Venezuela after authorities seized its only factory, a dramatic escalation of the chaos engulfing the South American nation amid days of...

Arkansas Supreme Court, with Help from Conservative Judge, Stays Execution of Another Inmate

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first execution in nearly 12 years wasn't thwarted by the type of liberal activist judge Republicans regularly bemoan here but instead by a...

Fox News Drops O’Reilly to Avoid Appearing ‘Unfriendly to Women’; Network Expected to Bounce...

NEW YORK (AP) — With its biggest star departing in another blowup over sexual harassment, Fox News faces some big challenges. It now has to show that it can hang on to its loyal...

Protesters Plan ‘Mother of All Marches’ Against Increased Power of Embattled Venezuelan President

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are preparing to take to the streets Wednesday in what they've dubbed the "mother of all marches" against Venezuela's embattled socialist leader. Security forces have fired...

Katt Williams Gets Probation, Anger-Management Classes for Taking Celebrity Photog’s Camera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Katt Williams was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to stealing a celebrity photographer's camera. Los Angeles prosecutors said Monday that Williams also will need to attend...

Uganda Calls Off Manhunt for Joseph Kony a Month After U.S Did the Same

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's military announced on Wednesday it is ending its pursuit of internationally known warlord Joseph Kony, saying its mission "has now been successfully achieved" even though the rebel leader remains...

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