- The Latest: Mother "furious" nobody charged in son's death Updated: May-06-16 11:11 am
ST. MARTINVILLE, Louisiana - The Latest on a decision by prosecutors in south Louisiana to rule out criminal charges against sheriff's deputies in the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man last year (all times local):
- Prosecutors rule out charging deputies in deadly shooting Updated: May-06-16 10:27 am
ST. MARTINVILLE, Louisiana - Prosecutors in Louisiana on Friday ruled out criminal charges in the death of a mentally ill man who was shot and killed during a confrontation with sheriff's deputies last year.
- Turbulence injures 7 on Pittsburgh-bound jet from Punta Cana Updated: May-06-16 9:07 am
PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh-bound flight from Punta Cana had to be diverted to Florida after four crew members and three passengers were injured from unexpected turbulence.
- Commissioner: Decision imminent on MLB games in Puerto Rico Updated: May-05-16 7:53 pm
- Investigators: Recovering El Faro recorder to be a challenge Updated: May-05-16 7:16 pm
WOODS HOLE, Massachusetts - Federal investigators say recovering the voyage data recorder from the sunken cargo ship El Faro will be a challenge.
- Cayman Islands to deploy genetically modified mosquitoes Updated: May-05-16 6:32 pm
MIAMI - British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases.
- Part-time farm worker charged with stealing $900K from job Updated: May-05-16 5:39 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania - Prosecutors say a part-time painter at a Pennsylvania farm stole more than $900,000 from his employers to fund a lavish lifestyle that included luxury cars, jewelry, a trip to the Bahamas and private schools for his children.
- US to help Jamaica police probe slayings of 2 missionaries Updated: May-05-16 2:55 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - U.S. law enforcers will help Jamaican police investigate the unsolved slayings of two American missionaries who were shot over the weekend.
- Pregnant woman dies at Haiti hospital amid strike by staff Updated: May-04-16 8:35 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti's largest public hospital after failing to get help Wednesday amid a weeks-old strike by resident doctors, nurses and other staff.
- Kanye West, Kim Kardashian latest names to visit Havana Updated: May-04-16 7:58 pm
HAVANA - Rap superstar Kanye West, his wife Kim Kardashian and members of her reality-show-star family are the latest celebrities to visit Havana.
- Gov. Baker helps stock Boston pond with trout Updated: May-04-16 2:08 pm
BOSTON - One thousand trout have a new home in Jamaica Pond thanks to the efforts of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, state environmental officials and local schoolchildren.
- Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel's Cuban takeover Updated: May-04-16 12:52 pm
HAVANA - The afternoon sun was still baking central Havana when Mabel Fernandez and her 14-year daughter took their spot facing the Prado, a grand colonial boulevard hung with lights and loudspeakers for a fashion show by French luxury label Chanel.
- AP names Fernando Gonzalez deputy news director for LatAm Updated: May-04-16 12:33 pm
MEXICO CITY - Fernando Gonzalez, a veteran video journalist who has spent more than 30 years covering Latin America and the Caribbean, has been named to a new role as The Associated Press' deputy news director for the region.
- A waiting game for companies hoping to do business in Cuba Updated: May-04-16 11:53 am
NEW YORK - The thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations has many small and medium-sized companies thinking about doing business with the nation that has largely been off-limits for more than half a century. Most companies, however, will have to wait.
- Prison for US man caught with $100,000 in Jamaica airport Updated: May-04-16 10:19 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica - A Brooklyn man who was arrested after authorities in Jamaica found more than $100,000 in undeclared cash in his luggage has been sentenced to prison in the Caribbean country.
- No end in sight to election mess in struggling Haiti Updated: May-04-16 12:09 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Senate leader Jocelerme Privert took office as Haiti's caretaker president with one real task: Quickly untangle a political stalemate blocking presidential and legislative runoff elections.
- Nurse who refused to force feed at Guantanamo back to duty Updated: May-03-16 9:05 pm
MIAMI - A Navy nurse has been allowed to resume full medical duties by the military nearly two years after he refused to take part in force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, his lawyer said Tuesday.
- AP source: Games in PR likely to be moved because of Zika Updated: May-03-16 6:35 pm
MIAMI - There's a very good chance the Miami Marlins' two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will not be held there because of concerns about the Zika virus, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.
- South Carolina military police on tap for Guantanamo force Updated: May-03-16 3:07 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Military police from the South Carolina Army National Guard have been ordered to prepare for a possible deployment to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba as early as this fall, a Guard official said Tuesday.
- At least 9 Haitians killed when boat capsizes in rough seas Updated: May-02-16 9:08 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - At least nine Haitians have died after a small boat they were traveling in capsized in rough seas off the northern coast.
- Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help Updated: May-02-16 5:39 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if the U.S. Congress doesn't help it dig out from a mountain of debt.
- Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis, what it means for muni bonds Updated: May-02-16 5:11 pm
NEW YORK - Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. territory and putting pressure on Congress to help resolve the situation but it is having little effect on the market for municipal bonds and most investors.
- Rep. Pingree of Maine in Cuba for trade mission Updated: May-02-16 3:48 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree is in Cuba where she'll be joined by a group of American organic food producers and advocates.
- Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades Updated: May-02-16 3:34 pm
HAVANA - Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.
- NYC sending 1 million condoms to Puerto Rico in Zika fight Updated: May-02-16 2:51 pm
NEW YORK - New York City is sending a million condoms to Puerto Rico for Zika prevention efforts.