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  • Virgin Islands police suspect US man in slaying of parents 
    Updated: May-05-15 8:22 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - A 24-year-old Massachusetts man is suspected of fatally stabbing his parents during a family vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and then fleeing the three-island Caribbean territory, investigators said Tuesday.

  • Police: US couple killed in US Virgin Islands 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:44 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - A 24-year-old Massachusetts man is suspected of fatally stabbing his parents during a family vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and then fleeing the three-island Caribbean territory, investigators said Tuesday.

  • Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:44 pm

    HAVANA - The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year.

  • Connecticut hedge fund leader receives 2 years in prison 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:43 pm

    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A man who fought drug trafficking in the Caribbean as a U.S. Navy officer before beginning a finance career in Connecticut was sentenced Tuesday to two years and nine months in prison for misleading investors about accounts in the Cayman Islands.

  • Puerto Rico rejects smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:38 pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes will not be allowed in Puerto Rico, but cannabis derivatives could be consumed in other ways, government officials said Tuesday as they provided more details on the governor's weekend executive order on cannabis use.

  • Herbalife shares surge as it boosts outlook 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:08 pm

    Shares of Herbalife Ltd. jumped in after-hours trading Tuesday as the seller of supplements and weight-loss products boosted its outlook for the year.

  • Jury to continue deliberating in Jamaican lottery scam case 
    Updated: May-05-15 6:52 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal jury in North Dakota did not reach a decision Tuesday in the case of a man accused in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say cost victims around the country millions of dollars.

  • Canadian judge delays bail decision for ex-Gitmo inmate story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 6:34 pm

    EDMONTON, Alberta - A Canadian judge said Tuesday she needs more time to make a decision on whether a former Guantanamo Bay inmate should be released on bail while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.

  • Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba 
    Updated: May-05-15 5:01 pm

    HAVANA - The Obama administration has approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in consumer goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year.

  • Vatican says Cuban president to visit Pope Francis this week 
    Updated: May-05-15 3:01 pm

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican says Cuban President Raul Castro will visit Pope Francis this Sunday at the Vatican.

  • Minnesota Orchestra returns to Cuba, first visit since 1930 
    Updated: May-05-15 1:10 pm

    HAVANA - The Minnesota Orchestra is preparing to make its first visit to Cuba in 85 years.

  • Family: Teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning 
    Updated: May-04-15 11:01 pm

    Two Delaware teenagers sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying are still in critical condition more than six weeks later, their family said Monday.

  • Cuban wrestlers to face USA in Times Square 
    Updated: May-04-15 5:41 pm

    NEW YORK - The Cuban national wrestling team will face off against the U.S. in an exhibition in New York's Times Square later this month.

  • Family: Teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning 
    Updated: May-04-15 4:15 pm

    Two Delaware teenagers are still in critical condition more than six weeks after they were sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying, their family said Monday.

  • Anti-Cuban embargo movement picks up steam in US 
    Updated: May-04-15 4:04 pm

    HAVANA - Big businesses and politicians from both sides of the ideological spectrum are putting their muscle into new Washington lobbying efforts to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba as the two countries press ahead to re-establish diplomatic relations.

  • Florida trial set for 2016 for doctor tied to Sen. Menendez 
    Updated: May-04-15 1:56 pm

    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez will face a trial early next year in a separate case charging him with Medicare fraud, a federal judge said Monday.

  • US men set world record in distance medley relay in Bahamas 
    Updated: May-03-15 10:53 pm

    NASSAU, Bahamas - The U.S. men's team set a world record in the distance medley relay at IAAF's World Relays meet on Sunday in the Bahamas.

  • Qatar says Taliban, Afghan officials to hold 2 days of talks story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 1:28 pm

    DOHA, Qatar - Afghan and Taliban officials will hold two days of "reconciliation" talks in Qatar, the Gulf nation's state news agency reported Saturday, although both sides sought to downplay expectations from the meeting.

  • Florida growers worry about Cuban imports 
    Updated: May-02-15 12:41 pm

    WINTER HAVEN, Florida - Some of Florida's agriculture experts say normalizing relations with Cuba could threaten the state's citrus and vegetable crops.

  • Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 1:31 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - The structural engineer strides through Kathmandu's old city, past buildings reduced to rubble, buildings whose facades are cracked in dozens of places, like the fractured shell of a hardboiled egg. But it's the many buildings that made it unscathed through the earthquake that amaze Kit Miyamoto.

  • Firefighters in Dominican Republic battling forest fire 
    Updated: May-01-15 5:59 pm

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Hundreds of firefighters in the Dominican Republic are trying to extinguish a blaze that has consumed part of a protected forest in the Caribbean country's central region.

  • 2 National Guard soldiers charged with fraud, theft in USVI 
    Updated: May-01-15 4:28 pm

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - Two National Guard soldiers have been arrested in the U.S. Virgin Islands on charges of theft, wire fraud and making false statements.

  • US seeks to compensate victims of Sudan, Iran and Cuba 
    Updated: May-01-15 2:34 pm

    NEW YORK - The U.S. government announced a system Friday to compensate people harmed by Sudan, Iran and Cuba using some of the $8.9 billion forfeited by France's largest bank for violating U.S. economic sanctions by processing transactions for clients in blacklisted countries.

  • May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked story has photos
    Updated: May-01-15 1:21 pm

    HAVANA - Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day.

  • Alleged abuse victims in Haiti to get day in court in Maine 
    Updated: May-01-15 2:13 am

    PORTLAND, Maine - A federal defamation lawsuit may become the only venue for young men from Haiti to air abuse allegations in open court following the dismissal of a case against the orphanage founder accused of assaulting them when they were boys in Port-au-Prince, according to the target of the defamation lawsuit.