- Cuban star Tomas adjusts to life in the major leagues Updated: May-23-15 2:09 am
PHOENIX - Things are lining up nicely in Yasmany Tomas' world.
- Man released from Guantanamo in December dies in Kazakhstan Updated: May-22-15 8:37 pm
MIAMI - A man who was released from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in December and resettled in Kazakhstan has died in that Central Asian country, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.
- US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement Updated: May-22-15 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.
- Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid Updated: May-22-15 2:55 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end the country's half-century-old conflict.
- Art world descends on Cuba for a month amid surging interest Updated: May-22-15 12:07 pm
HAVANA - A surge in interest in all things Cuban is extending to paintings and sculpture, with U.S. art collectors and dealers descending on Havana for a monthlong exhibition amid expectations that art prices will rise because of the detente between the former Cold War rivals.
- Franken part of delegation headed to Cuba Updated: May-22-15 7:01 am
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken will travel to Cuba this weekend.
- US beats Cuba 9-4 in wrestling exhibition in Times Square Updated: May-21-15 10:32 pm
NEW YORK - The video screens of Times Square shining a spotlight down on him, Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs smiled widely for the TV cameras as he described his goals of the last three years: "Trying to become a better interviewee."
- MLB hopes to move ahead with Cuba exhibition next spring Updated: May-21-15 5:39 pm
NEW YORK - Major League Baseball hopes to move ahead with plans for an exhibition game in Cuba next year
- Cuban sculptor named 'Artist of the Year' by US foundation Updated: May-20-15 6:56 pm
HAVANA - A Cuban artist known for whimsical public sculptures received a new award from a U.S. foundation Wednesday in a reflection of warmer relations between the countries.
- Dodgers finalize $62.5 million, 6-year deal with Olivera Updated: May-20-15 9:39 am
LOS ANGELES - Cuban infielder Hector Olivera arrived at the Dodgers' spring training facility in Arizona after finalizing a $62.5 million, six-year contract Tuesday, and predicted he could be playing in the major leagues within a month.
- US and Cuban sailors in friendly race amid warming relations Updated: May-19-15 4:20 pm
HAVANA - Competitive sailors from the U.S. and Cuba have been showing off their skills in Havana Bay as the two countries work on restoring diplomatic relations after decades of hostility.
- Cuba's Elian Gonzalez, former castaway, wants to visit US Updated: May-18-15 9:28 pm
HAVANA - Elian Gonzalez, who spent months with his Florida relatives as a Cuban child at the center of an international custody dispute, said in an interview broadcast Monday that he'd like to return to the United States for a visit.
- Frustration with Latin America's left on the rise Updated: May-18-15 7:38 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. And even Cuba's communist government, an iconic touchstone for generations of leftists, is embracing closer ties with the U.S.
- Migrants stuck for weeks aboard US ship return to Cuba Updated: May-17-15 3:13 pm
HAVANA - The U.S. Coast Guard says 38 migrants from Cuba who had been stuck in a legal limbo aboard a U.S. Coast Guard ship have been sent home to Cuba.
- Sailboat race is latest sign of better US-Cuba relations Updated: May-16-15 9:38 pm
HAVANA - U.S. sailors raced across the Florida Straits to Cuba on Saturday in a regatta propelled by strong winds and an easing of tensions between the two countries.
- Morningside College students offered chance to study in Cuba Updated: May-16-15 4:40 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Some Sioux City college students will have a new option for studying abroad next year: Cuba.
- Dozens of Cubans stranded at sea aboard Coast Guard vessel Updated: May-15-15 11:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Thirty-eight Cuban migrants caught trying to sail to the U.S. are stranded aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, waiting for permission from the Cuban government to return home, The Associated Press has learned.
- For first time in years, major US orchestra performs in Cuba Updated: May-15-15 9:39 pm
HAVANA - The Minnesota Orchestra played to a sold-out house Friday night in the first performance in Cuba by a full professional U.S. orchestra since 1999, coming just months after the two Cold War rivals announced a thaw in relations.
- Confident Delta CEO predicts fewer flight delays this summer Updated: May-15-15 8:37 am
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson leans back in his chair, smiles and explains why he's so happy.
- US, Cuba announce new round of diplomatic talks Updated: May-15-15 3:31 am
HAVANA - The U.S and Cuba say they will hold a new round of talks next Thursday in an attempt to remove barriers to the reopening of embassies in Washington and Havana.
- Senate panel would require Congress OK to close Guantanamo Updated: May-14-15 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress would have to approve a detailed plan submitted by President Barack Obama to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba before it could be shut down, according to legislation approved Wednesday by a Senate committee.
- MPR to broadcast Minnesota Orchestra's Cuban concerts Updated: May-14-15 8:43 am
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota audiences will be able to listen to the Minnesota Orchestra's two concerts in Cuba this week.
- Musicians worry about instruments on trip back from Cuba Updated: May-13-15 5:55 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - As the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra prepared to leave for Cuba on Wednesday, some were worried about their ability to return home with their instruments.
- No penalty for Guantanamo nurse who refused to force-feed Updated: May-13-15 4:22 pm
MIAMI - A Navy nurse who refused to force feed prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is no longer facing an administrative discharge over his protest, his lawyer said Wednesday.
- Minnesota Orchestra makes historic trip to Cuba Updated: May-13-15 11:00 am
MINNEAPOLIS - Members of the Minnesota Orchestra are on their way to Cuba - making a historic trip with political implications.