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  • Family releases letter from U.S. man imprisoned in Cuba

    Family releases letter from U.S. man imprisoned in Cuba
    WASHINGTON – Four years after he was imprisoned in Cuba for illegally bringing communications equipment into the country, former U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross says his health is declining, his career is destroyed and his heart is broken...
  • Nelson Mandela helped popularize use of sanctions

    Nelson Mandela helped popularize use of sanctions
    WASHINGTON — His greatest impact was as a moral leader, but Nelson Mandela also left a legacy in diplomacy by helping popularize the use of international sanctions to pressure a government to change its policies. Since sanctions were imposed in an...
  • Inauguration poet Richard Blanco describes his path to 'One Today'

     Inauguration poet Richard Blanco describes his path to 'One Today'
    When Richard Blanco became the inaugural poet this year, he was the first Latino, the first immigrant, the first openly gay person and the first engineer to serve in that role. Blanco describes the life-changing experience in his new book, "For All of Us,...
  • Is it time for the U.S. to shake Cuba's hand too?

     Is it time for the U.S. to shake Cuba's hand too?
    The handshake between President Obama and Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service would have made the South African leader smile. It was the latest sign of a gradual thawing in relations between Washington and Havana after a frozen half-century....
  • Family, dignitaries pay tribute as Nelson Mandela lies in state

    Family, dignitaries pay tribute as Nelson Mandela lies in state
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Draped in a South African flag and carried by eight warrant officers representing the armed forces, Nelson Mandela’s coffin was taken up the steps of the Union Buildings on Wednesday to lie in state. Thin crowds lined the...
  • Obama's handshake with Raul Castro was thrillingly ho-hum

    Obama's handshake with Raul Castro was thrillingly ho-hum
    At the memorial for Nelson Mandela, President Obama gave those who pander to right-wing outrage two great opportunities to rattle the cage of Obama haters. The first was his handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro; the second was the "selfie" he posed for...
  • Man returns to U.S. from Cuba to face charges in 1984 air hijacking

    Man returns to U.S. from Cuba to face charges in 1984 air hijacking
    A former black revolutionary who hijacked a U.S. airplane some three decades ago returned to Florida on Wednesday and surrendered to authorities to face charges of air piracy. William Potts Jr., who has described himself as a former member of the...
  • Cocktail recipe: Hotel Nacional from the Eveleigh

    Cocktail recipe: Hotel Nacional from the Eveleigh
    Just because you can't travel to Cuba from the United States doesn't mean that you can't drink like you're on holiday in Havana. Eveleigh barman Dave Kupchinsky has created a languorous summer treat with a cocktail called Hotel Nacional. The drink tips...
  • Emile Griffith dies at 75; champion boxer struggled with his sexuality

    Emile Griffith dies at 75; champion boxer struggled with his sexuality
    Emile Griffith, a former world welterweight and middleweight boxing champion who spent decades haunted by his fatal beating of then-champion Benny Paret in the ring and bothered by the public's interest in his sexuality, died Tuesday. He was 75....
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. puts his Pacific Palisades playground up for sale

    Cuba Gooding Jr. puts his Pacific Palisades playground up for sale
    Cuba Gooding Jr. has listed his home in Pacific Palisades for sale at $11.995 million. Set behind gates on almost an acre of grounds, the contemporary English-style house is surrounded by mature sycamore and oak trees. Sound stately? Perhaps, but...
  • Review: 'Walter' doesn't learn any real lessons from its elders

    Review: 'Walter' doesn't learn any real lessons from its elders
    There's certainly a profound and valuable documentary to be made about our eldest living senior citizens. Sadly, "Walter: Lessons From the World's Oldest People" isn't it. Filmmaker Hunter Weeks, largely accompanied by producer-fiancée Sarah E. Hall,...