Obama uses social media to engage and persuade

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama called on world leaders at the United Nations to do more for the world's refugees, his mention of a young boy named Alex could have just been a footnote, a forgotten paragraph in a daily blizzard of speeches and press releases.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING , Associated Press

New York City has fewest shootings ever last year

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City recorded its fewest number of shootings last year and narrowly missed setting a record low for homicides since comparable record-keeping began.

  • Written by COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press

'Obama Out': President ending reign as pop culture king

WASHINGTON (AP) — From his campaign fist bump to his theatrical mic drop at the last White House correspondents' dinner, Barack Obama ruled as America's pop culture president.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Report: Food stocks low in southern Haiti in wake of storm

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in southern Haiti are facing food shortages three months after Hurricane Matthew destroyed crops and livestock in the region, an international aid organization said Wednesday.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS