Category Archives: consumer

Million Man March anniversary inspires memories

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Million Man March is remembered as a watershed event by many participants, although its impact on the way America regards African-American men remains an open question 20 years later. Continue reading

$2M bail set for diplomat charged in UN bribery case

FILE – In this April 27, 2010 file photo, Francis Lorenzo, Deputy Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, attends a party held in honor of the Miss Italy beauty pageant in New York. Lorenzo and five others from the United Nations were charged Tuesday, Oct. Continue reading

Kremlin: Military strikes in Syria not big financial burden

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Russian air strikes in Syria haven’t put any strain on the government’s budget. Dmitry Peskov said in Friday’s conference call with reporters that the Russian air campaign which began Sept Continue reading

Texas college on lockdown, suspect sought after 2 shot

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Southern University was on lockdown Friday as police searched for a suspect after two people were shot at a student housing complex, university officials said. The shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m Continue reading

Renee Ellmers, N.C. Congresswoman, Addresses Colleagues on Controversy

By ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina congresswoman thanked fellow Republicans for their support Friday after many received incendiary emails alleging an affair between her and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to two Republicans in the closed-door meeting. The emails arrived at a time of bitter division within the House GOP and the Republican Party nationally, with hardline conservatives increasingly at odds with more establishment-aligned figures, including McCarthy. Continue reading

With a history of ethnic tension, Guinea holds election

By CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Guinea’s president faces an electoral rematch Sunday as ethnic clashes that marked the last presidential election threaten to resurface. President Alpha Conde is running against seven candidates in the West African nation that has been hard hit this year by the Ebola crisis. The main opposition leader, Cellou Dalein Diallo, is the same man he ultimately defeated in a 2010 election marked by clashes between their supporters along ethnic lines Continue reading

Mariners fire Lloyd McClendon after 2 seasons

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners fired manager Lloyd McClendon on Friday after two seasons as new general manager Jerry Dipoto looks to bring in his own field boss. Seattle announced the decision less than a week after the Mariners concluded a disappointing 76-86 season. Seattle started the year with expectations of contending in the AL West and reaching the postseason, but instead finished in fourth place in the division. Continue reading

Malcolm-Jamal Warner opens up about Bill Cosby allegations

By NICOLE EVATT, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Cosby Show” alum Malcolm-Jamal Warner says the series’ legacy is “tarnished” by the sexual assault allegations made against Bill Cosby. “My biggest concern is when it comes to images of people of color on television and film, no matter what .. Continue reading

Pricey pooch: $10K dog found after being reported stolen

BEAVERDAM, Va. Continue reading

Embattled former oil minister asks Nigerians for prayers

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The family of the former oil minister is asking Nigerians to pray for her as she fights cancer and British allegations of corruption. A statement from Diezani Alison-Madueke’s lawyer denies she was arrested and says she was “merely invited” to answer questions by Britain’s National Crime Agency last week. The agency confirmed only that it briefly arrested five unidentified people in a bribery and money-laundering investigation Continue reading