- Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades Updated: May-02-16 3:34 pm
HAVANA - Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.
- Cuba finds it hard to dampen afterglow of Obama visit Updated: Apr-29-16 9:26 am
HAVANA - Thursday morning was looking bad for Lazaro Martinez, who makes his living playing trombone for tourists on the Malecon, the sweeping boulevard overlooking the jewel-clear Florida Straits.
- In 'Papa,' Hemingway returns to Cuba via the silver screen Updated: Apr-28-16 11:16 am
LOS ANGELES - Ernest Hemingway left Cuba shortly after Fidel Castro's revolution, as relations with the United States began to fall into a deep freeze. Over five decades later, the author of "The Old Man and the Sea" returns to the island thanks to the magic of the silver screen.
- Rapper Tupac Shakur's stepfather denied parole Updated: Apr-21-16 4:58 pm
MINEOLA, New York - The stepfather of late rapper Tupac Shakur has been denied parole from his federal prison sentence for leading a revolutionary group responsible for the slayings of an armed guard and two New York police officers, a Justice Department spokesman told The Associated Press.
- Cuba's aging leaders to remain in power years longer Updated: Apr-20-16 10:30 am
HAVANA - The former guerrilla fighters who founded Cuba's single-party government will hold power for years to come after a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress kept President Raul Castro and his hardline deputy in the top leadership positions.
- Raul Castro presents grim portrait of Cuban reforms Updated: Apr-16-16 4:27 pm
HAVANA - Cuban President Raul Castro delivered a grim report on the state of the country on Saturday, acknowledging that the communist bureaucracy he oversees has failed to implement most of the hundreds of changes launched five years ago to stimulate the stagnant centrally controlled economy.
- Marco Rubio to speak at Bay of Pigs invasion anniversary Updated: Apr-16-16 12:09 pm
MIAMI - Sen. Marco Rubio will deliver a speech in Miami honoring the 1,500 veterans of the 55th anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.
- On one Havana street, gentrification exposes old inequality Updated: Apr-16-16 10:17 am
HAVANA - Halfway down Calle Habana, a crumbling two-story colonial building is being painstakingly restored by a Cuban-American businessman who fled as a child after the 1959 revolution. On the corner, brightly colored paintings hang in a home now converted into a chic art gallery.
- Manuscripts among rare Hemingway items shown at JFK library Updated: Apr-12-16 3:31 pm
BOSTON - Ernest Hemingway penned 47 possible endings to A Farewell to Arms, eight of which are on display at a new exhibition on the famed American writer at the John F. Kennedy presidential library - along with the one that actually concluded the classic World War I novel.
- Fidel Castro, 89, makes rare public appearance in Cuba Updated: Apr-08-16 11:40 am
HAVANA - Fidel Castro has made a rare public appearance, speaking to school children about his brother's late wife and revolutionary figure Vilma Espin.