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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...
Shithole countries

A New Low: Trump Wants Immigrants from Norway Not ‘Shithole Countries’ In Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected...
Confederate Monument Protest North Carolina

Felonies to be Dropped In Confederate Statue Toppling Case

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Felony charges will be dropped against eight protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue in North Carolina last year, and the demonstrators will be tried on misdemeanor charges, a prosecutor...
CARACAS, Venezuela

Venezuela: 4 Dead, 28 Missing as Boat Sinks In Caribbean

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Four people have been confirmed dead and another 28 missing after a boat filled with people leaving the troubled South American nation sank in Caribbean waters, Venezuelan authorities said Thursday. The...
Children Forced To Work

Police: 4 Charged After Children Worked for Little or No Pay

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Four people have been charged after former members of a North Carolina-based religious group complained that a minister forced children to work in his fish markets for little or no...
Jeff Sessions

Judge Blocks Trump Decision to End Young Immigrant Program

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California...
Marijuana parents

Elderly Couple Convinced Cops 60lbs of Weed Was for Christmas Presents Only to Be...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A California couple arrested in Nebraska last month for carrying 60 pounds of marijuana they described as family Christmas gifts have again been arrested in Nebraska, this time on suspicion...
Ethiopia adoption ban

Ethiopia’s Lawmakers Approve Ban on Foreign Adoptions

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian lawmakers have approved a ban on foreign adoptions amid concerns about mistreatment of children overseas. The approval came after a rare heated debate as some lawmakers worried that the East...
prison

Experts to Study Prison Health Care After Riot

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials are hiring independent experts to review inmate access to health care and the prisoner grievance system in the wake of a deadly inmate riot and hostage-taking last year...
California Storms

Victim Search Expands as California Storm, Mudslides Kill 15

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — A storm that slammed a California coastal community is over. The search for its victims is not. Authorities in Santa Barbara County were still trying to reach new areas and dig...
Former Lawmaker Suicide

Ex-Idaho Lawmaker Facing Sex-Abuse Inquiry Kills Himself

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former Republican state lawmaker from Idaho who was facing a sexual abuse investigation has shot and killed himself, authorities said Tuesday. Brandon Hixon was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot...
South Africa President's Scandal

Amid Calls for Impeachment, South Africa’s Zuma Set Up Inquiry to Investigate Corruption

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president said Tuesday he is appointing a commission of inquiry to look into corruption allegations that have led to calls for his ouster and weakened the ruling party, declaring...

Ex-Arizona Sheriff, Trump Ally Joe Arpaio Running for Senate

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake. The 85-year-old Arpaio is a Republican and close ally of President...
Paul Williams, John Mellencamp, Tavis Smiley

Not Down for the Count: Tavis Smiley Announces Deal for New Show

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Less than a month after PBS dropped Tavis Smiley's talk show after reported inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a deal Monday to go back to work with a new...
Britain FA Diversity

English Soccer Adopts Rooney Rule for National Team Jobs

LONDON (AP) — English soccer leaders want to interview at least one black or ethnic minority candidate in future for national team management jobs. The English Football Association is emulating the NFL and its Rooney...

UN: 64 Migrants Probably Died In Mediterranean Boat Sinking

ROME (AP) — As many as 64 migrants are feared dead after a traffickers' overcrowded rubber dinghy from Libya started sinking in the Mediterranean Sea, officials said Monday. The Italian coast guard rescued 86 people...

NAACP Wants Fans At College Title Game To Wave White Towels

ATLANTA (AP) — The NAACP wants to see white towels amid the crimson, white, red and black worn by fans to send a message to President Donald Trump during the national college football championship...
Ben Vereen apologize

Ben Vereen Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate Conduct’ In 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winner Ben Vereen is apologizing to female actresses for "inappropriate conduct" while he directed a production of the musical "Hair" in Florida three years ago. The apology on Twitter comes a day...

Woodson Named ‘Young People’s Literature’ Ambassador

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacqueline Woodson, the country's next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, originally had someone else in mind for the job. "It's funny, because I called him (current ambassador Gene Luen Yang)...
African migrants Israel

Rwanda, Uganda Deny Deal with Israel to Take African Migrants Threatened with Incarceration

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The governments of Rwanda and Uganda are denying any deal with Israel to host thousands of African migrants told to leave that country in the next three months or face...
Police shooting

No Criminal Charges Against Officers Who Killed Elderly Black Man After He Accidentally Triggered...

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have decided not to bring criminal charges against a white police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill black man who had accidentally set off his emergency medical...

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