KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Jamaican woman has been charged with fraud after allegedly swindling an elderly Canadian man in a lottery scam.
For years, numerous Jamaican fraudsters have conned mostly elderly Americans out of their retirement savings by promising that they've won millions in an international lottery but they need to wire a payment to cover taxes.
In a Thursday statement, financial investigators say the new arrest is the first one to go...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Coffee production in Puerto Rico has hit the lowest level ever in the island's history, leaving farmers and government officials worried about how to revive a once burgeoning industry amid a deep economic crisis.
Farmers produced some 80,000 pounds (39,900 kilograms) of coffee during the most recent harvest, which represents only a third of local consumption, Agriculture Secretary Myrna Comas said Thursday.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Coffee production in Puerto Rico has hit the lowest level ever in the island's history, leaving farmers and government officials worried about how to revive a once burgeoning industry.
Agriculture Secretary Myrna Comas says farmers produced some 80,000 pounds (36,000 kilograms) of coffee during the most recent harvest, which represents only about a third of local consumption.
CANNES, France (AP) — Sofia Coppola was just 8 years old when she first came to the Cannes Film Festival. Her father, Francis Ford Coppola, was there to premiere a work-in-progress cut of a film he had spent years wrestling with: "Apocalypse Now."
"I have nice memories of Cannes," Coppola said in an interview Thursday on the roof of the Palais, the festival center. "I remember coming here as a kid and then my first movie, 'Virgin Suicides,' had our first screening ever...
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Sitting on a dirty straw mat on the parched ground of southern Afghanistan, Masooma sank deeper inside a giant black shawl. Hidden from view, her words burst forth as she told her side of what happened to her family sometime before dawn on March 11, 2012.
According to Masooma, an American soldier wearing a helmet equipped with a flashlight burst into her two-room mud home while everyone slept. He killed her husband, Dawood, punched her 7-year...
LONDON (AP) — American tycoon Donald Trump is taking legal action to challenge the Scottish government's decision to approve an offshore wind farm near his luxury golf resort.
The Trump Organization said Thursday it has lodged a petition with Scotland's Court of Session. The company is asking for a judicial review of the decision by Scottish officials to approve the 230 million pound ($349 million) development, which consists of 11 wind turbines planned off the coast...
LONDON (AP) — Nobel Literature laureate J.M. Coetzee has called on Spain to abandon plans to protect bullfighting, making a rare public appeal against what he called "an archaic form of entertainment."
In an open letter to Spain's legislature released Thursday, Coetzee called bullfights "a throwback to a time when people took no heed of the feelings of animals." which he said had no place in 21st century Spain.