Venezuela crisis pushes women into ‘forced motherhood’

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dr. Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic in the impoverished Caucaguita neighborhood armed with one of Venezuela’s most sought-after commodities: Hormonal implants to prevent pregnancy. In a country where contraceptives are in short supply, word in the shantytown on the outskirts of Venezuela’s capital spreads quickly. […]

ICE raids raise question: What about the employers?

By NOMAAN MERCHANT HOUSTON (AP) — The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted. Full Coverage: Immigration Under President Donald Trump, the number of business […]

Trump claims credit for Shell plant announced under Obama

By JILL COLVIN and JOSH BOAK MONACA, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for a major manufacturing complex in western Pennsylvania in his latest effort to reinvigorate the Rust Belt support that sent him to the White House. He was cheered on by fluorescent-vest-clad workers who were paid to attend […]

In his own words: Ex-Cardinal’s letters to abuse victims

VATICAN CITY (AP) — At first glance, the handwritten postcards and letters look innocuous, even warm, sometimes signed off by “Uncle T.” or “Your uncle, Father Ted.” Special report: The Reckoning But taken in context, the correspondence penned by disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to the young men he is accused of sexually abusing or harassing is […]

Trump vows urgent action after shootings, offers few details

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions from Democrats about whether he had the moral authority to rally America against the spasm of violence and racism. Trump, back at the White […]

Russian boxer, 28, dies after suffering brain injury in ring

MOSCOW (AP) — Boxer Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday, four days after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation said Dadashev suffered a brain swelling in Friday’s light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. He underwent surgery but […]

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down

ALIV, BTC says they are not responsible for glitches NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Social media users in The Bahamas and much of the globe reported experiencing challenges sending and receiving voicenote messages, photos and videos today on platforms, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. Facebook, which owns all three applications — Instagram and WhatsApp — said it […]

Trump denies knowing NY woman accusing him of sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says a New York-based advice columnist who claims he sexually assaulted her in a Manhattan department store dressing room in the mid-1990s made a “totally false accusation” against him and he denied knowing the woman. “I have no idea who this woman is,” Trump said Saturday as he left […]

The Latest: 2 rockets land on oil company sites in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Iraqi officials say two rockets have landed on oil company sites in Iraq’s southern Basra province, one landing near the facilities of a Turkish company just hours after a similar […]

Breaking News: U.S. authorities investigating whether $1 billion worth of cocaine originated from The Bahamas

Cocaine found on board the MSC Gayane in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon Update: Two crew members arrested and charged. Court documents indicate drugs were loaded onto cargo ship at sea off west coast of South America. NASSAU, BAHAMAS – United States (U.S.) federal authorities are investigating whether more than 15,500 kilos of cocaine found in  seven containers […]

R. Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related counts in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts involving one of the women who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage, including counts that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious he faces. Cook County prosecutors charged […]

China dangles a potentially harmful new threat in trade war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing new trade sanctions and a U.S. clampdown on its top telecommunications company, China issued a pointed reminder Wednesday that it has yet to unleash all its weapons in its trade war with the Trump administration. Chinese state media warned that Beijing could cut America off from exotic minerals that are widely […]