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  • Wesley L. McDonald dies at 84; 4-star Navy admiral led 1983 U.S. invasion of Grenada

    Wesley L. McDonald dies at 84; 4-star Navy admiral led 1983 U.S. invasion of Grenada
    Wesley L. McDonald, a four-star Navy admiral who commanded the 1983 invasion of Grenada for the U.S. military and who as a pilot led the first airstrike against North Vietnam in 1964 after the Gulf of Tonkin incident, died Feb. 8 at his home in Arlington,...
  • Meeting the neighbors

    Meeting the neighbors
    When President Obama attends the Summit of the Americas next week, he will encounter a wellspring of goodwill in Latin America toward the young leader who reminds so many there of their favorite American president, John F. Kennedy. And yet he will...
  • Gasoline prices hit harder outside the U.S.

    Gasoline prices hit harder outside the U.S.
    Honked off by Los Angeles pump prices? Cheer up. You could be commuting in Oslo, where gasoline costs $9.85 a gallon and filling up a Mini Cooper would set you back $130. That's the priciest petrol on a list of world gas prices released Wednesday by...
  • Hurricane Ike roars across Cuba

    MIAMI -- Hurricane Ike churned through central Cuba today with 100 mph winds, whipping up a five-story storm surge that crashed over seaside towns and villages and toppled utility poles and dilapidated buildings. Images broadcast by Cuban state...
  • Hurricane Ike shreds central Cuba, heads for Havana

    Hurricane Ike shreds central Cuba, heads for Havana
    Hurricane Ike ripped through central Cuba on Monday, toppling colonial landmarks and forcing the evacuation of nearly 1 million people -- with more likely to be displaced as the powerful storm plowed toward populous Havana. Revolutionary leader Fidel...
  • Hurricane Ike batters Cuba for a second day

    MIAMI -- Hurricane Ike tore into western Cuba today, dumping up to 20 inches of rain on already ravaged tobacco and sugar cane crops after its destructive romp across the length of the island that left four dead and forced the evacuation of 1.3 million....
  • Caribbean officials working to lure visitors back

    Caribbean tourism officials are working overtime to reassure reluctant travelers that plenty of sun-soaked islands were untouched by a recent spate of deadly tropical cyclones. Potential visitors may assume the entire region was ravaged by four storms...
  • Slide show on Latino-Caribbean culture to be shown in Pasadena

    AMERICAS Slide show Hal Robert Myers will present "22 Degrees Below," a photographic tour of Latino-Caribbean culture around the 22nd parallel, extending from Oaxaca, Mexico, through Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at...
  • 'The Book of Night Women' by Marlon James

    'The Book of Night Women' by Marlon James
    The Book of Night Women A Novel Marlon James Riverhead: 418 pp., $26.95 "People say that Montpelier Estate was so huge that you could tell you're there as soon as the wind start blowing to the east," declares the narrator of Marlon James' second...
  • Jean Rhys: Tossed about on an uneasy sea

    Jean Rhys: Tossed about on an uneasy sea
    The Blue Hour A Life of Jean Rhys Lilian Pizzichini W.W. Norton: 384 pp., $30 Most writers aren't nearly as interesting as readers might imagine. Jean Rhys, though, was not like most writers. She was painfully shy when sober and dangerously unhinged...
  • Margot Benacerraf's film 'Araya' returns

    Margot Benacerraf's film 'Araya' returns
    When director Margot Benacerraf set out to film an isolated community of salt harvesters on Venezuela's Caribbean coast 50 years ago, she said, "I wanted to do more than a simple documentary." Her larger objective was "to record, to register everything...