| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:52 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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,...
| Dec 13, 2013
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....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:10 AM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:32 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2013
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...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:16 PM
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....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:23 AM
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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:30 AM
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,...