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Jamaica arrests ex-Haiti senator sought in leader's slaying

Jan. 15, 2022 15:48 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's National Police said Saturday that a former senator who is a prominent suspect in the July 7 killing of President Jovenel Moïse has been arrested in Jamaica. Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told The Associated Press that John Joël Joseph was...

Officials say former Haitian senator sought in slaying of President Jovenel Moïse arrested in Jamaica; others detained

Jan. 15, 2022 13:12 PM EST
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Officials say former Haitian senator sought in slaying of President Jovenel Moïse arrested in Jamaica; others detained.

US arrests, charges suspect in Haitian president slaying

Jan. 04, 2022 15:58 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it charged one of the main suspects in the killing of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse as it unsealed a complaint that revealed federal authorities had interviewed him several months ago while he was hiding in Jamaica. Mario...

Boston firefighter injured while battling building fire

Dec. 25, 2021 13:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston firefighter was injured while fighting a building fire in Jamaica Plain on Christmas morning, authorities said. Firefighters responded to the fire at the four-story building on Washington Street on Saturday morning. The firefighter was...

'A safe place.' For LGBT asylum seekers, a new shot at life

Dec. 13, 2021 09:43 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The church volunteers assembled furniture and hung decorations in the newly renovated apartment building. They laid out nearly every necessity, down to the bath towels, bed linens, cooking supplies and televisions. Over Thanksgiving weekend, the first...

Rastafari want more legal marijuana for freedom of worship

Dec. 10, 2021 11:18 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mosiyah Tafari banged on drums and chanted psalms with other Rastafari in a ballroom where the smoke of frankincense mixed with the fragrant smell of marijuana — which his faith deems sacred. The ceremony in Columbus, Ohio marked the 91st anniversary of the...

Confident US sees home wins, road draws as path to World Cup

Nov. 17, 2021 15:09 PM EST

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — As long as the United States wins its final three home games, the Americans likely will get back to the World Cup. These young Americans stumbled on the road again in qualifying, wasting an early lead in a choppy 1-1 draw against Jamaica on...

Weah's goal gains US bumpy 1-1 draw at Jamaica in qualifier

Nov. 17, 2021 01:40 AM EST

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Damion Lowe leapt above Walker Zimmerman at the top of the 6-yard box in the 84th minute and headed Leon Bailey's corner kick to the left of U.S. goalkeeper Zack Steffen. Back at The Office for the first time in 25 months, yellow-clad Reggae...

Fast track: Scally a Bundesliga starter, set for US debut

Nov. 16, 2021 16:52 PM EST

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The newest player on the U.S. national team feels like he fits right in. While former high school classmates are getting ready for Thanksgiving break of their college freshman semesters, 18-year-old defender Joe Scally could make his debut as a...

Richards, Busio enter US lineup for Cup qualifier at Jamaica

Nov. 16, 2021 16:27 PM EST

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Defender Chris Richards and midfielder Gianluca Busio entered the U.S. lineup for Tuesday night’s match at Jamaica as the Americans started their second-youngest lineup ever in a World Cup qualifier. Coach Gregg Berhalter made the minimum...