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Stories with place: Cuba
  • Canada routs Cuba in the Olympic qualifying tournament story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 11:35 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Nick Stauskas and Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points each in limited action and Canada routed Cuba 101-59 on Wednesday for its first victory in the Olympic qualifying tournament.

  • Cuban defector Hector Olivera joins Braves for final month 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 7:00 pm

    ATLANTA - In what is shaping up as their worst season since 1990, the Atlanta Braves at least have a little something to be excited about in the final month of the season.

  • Pentagon to survey S. Carolina brig for Guantanamo detainees 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:53 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A Pentagon team is coming to South Carolina this week to evaluate whether the Navy brig near Charleston could be suitable to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Tuesday.

  • United States defeats Cuba at women's volleyball World Cup 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 9:32 am

    OKAYAMA, Japan - The United States overpowered Cuba 25-15, 25-11, 25-15 to remain top of the standings at the women's volleyball World Cup on Tuesday.

  • Charter flights to Cuba now leaving Delaware airport 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 9:20 am

    WILMINGTON, Delaware - United States citizens can now board a private jet in Delaware and fly directly to Cuba.

  • Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 2:35 pm

    NEW YORK - When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country - ever in his life.

  • Kansas governor schedules town hall meeting on Guantanamo 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 5:06 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback plans to hold a town hall meeting next week to discuss concerns about the potential transfer of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth.

  • Focus shifts to shared goals with Obama as papal visit nears 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 3:15 am

    WASHINGTON - Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis, whose visit to the White House next month will put his common cause with Obama on vivid display.

  • S. Carolina, Kansas governors: No Guantanamo detainees 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:29 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The governors of South Carolina and Kansas are threatening to sue the Obama administration if detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are brought to military installations in either state.

  • Cuban doctors fleeing Venezuela protest for US visas story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 4:59 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - About 100 Cuban doctors who deserted a medical mission in Venezuela and have been stranded for months in Colombia seeking entry into the U.S. staged a protest Saturday to draw attention to their plight.

  • URI Graduate School of Oceanography sets sights on Cuba 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 10:28 am

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography is talking with members of the Cuban marine science community about academic and research opportunities.

  • 65 Cuban migrants returned home by Coast Guard 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:17 am

    MIAMI - U.S. Coast Guard officials say 65 Cuban migrants have been returned to Bahía de Cabañas, Cuba after having been discovered at sea.

  • US draws Canada, Cuba, Panama for Olympic qualifying 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 8:30 pm

    The United States men's national team has been drawn into a group with Canada, Cuba and Panama for CONCACAF Olympic qualifying.

  • Coastal Carolina basketball team visits Cuba story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 7:26 pm

    CONWAY, South Carolina - Cliff Ellis' resume includes 770 victories and 10 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, and the veteran coach says watching the flag go up at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba for the first time since 1961 is one of his most memorable experiences.

  • American to add charter service from LA to Havana 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 12:23 pm

    FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines says it plans to begin charter service from Los Angeles to Havana later this year, which American says will be the first nonstop flights from the West Coast to Cuba since travel restrictions to the island nation were eased.

  • Canada women beat Cuba, clinch Olympic basketball berth 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 10:41 pm

    EDMONTON, Alberta - Kia Nurse scored 20 points and Canada beat Cuba 82-66 on Sunday night in the gold-medal game of the FIBA Americas women's basketball championship to clinch a berth in the 2016 Olympics.

  • Cuban aid caravan sees different experience 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 6:13 am

    CORVALLIS, Oregon - The United States and Cuba resumed diplomatic relations last month after a frosty half century-plus of antagonism, economic embargo and Cold War angst that followed the Fidel Castro-led revolution on the island.

  • Cubans sound unusually open to Kerry call for democracy story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-15-15 12:33 pm

    HAVANA - The blazing Caribbean sun rose Saturday on a U.S. flag flying over Havana for the first time in 54 years and people discussing political reform with an openness that once would have been unimaginable in Cuba.

  • Pentagon looks at stateside prisons as alternatives to Gitmo 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 3:22 am

    WASHINGTON - The Defense Department is taking another look at the military prison in Kansas and the Navy Brig in South Carolina as it evaluates potential U.S. facilities to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, part of the Obama administration's controversial push to close the detention center.

  • A festive flag-raising, then tough talk on US-Cuba relations story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-15-15 12:17 am

    HAVANA - A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the United States and Cuba.

  • US resists immediate release for Guantanamo hunger striker 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 9:47 pm

    MIAMI - The administration of President Barack Obama urged a federal judge on Friday not to order the release of a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay who has been on hunger strike for more than eight years and is described by his lawyers as being at risk of imminent death.

  • 2 arrested outside iconic Cuban restaurant in Miami 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 7:43 pm

    MIAMI - Authorities say two men were arrested outside an iconic Cuban restaurant in Miami after a fight broke out during demonstrations over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Cuba.

  • US Marines who lowered embassy flag in 1961 back in Havana story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 7:04 pm

    HAVANA - Three U.S. Marines who lowered the flag at the U.S. Embassy in Havana more than five decades ago were given a position of honor at Friday's ceremony to raise the Stars and Stripes once again.

  • Poet hopes reading at US embassy in Havana spurs connection 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 4:20 pm

    HAVANA - Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco said he hopes the poem he read Friday at the reopened U.S. embassy in Havana will serve as a catalyst to an emotional reconciliation.

  • US deems Guantanamo legal offices safe amid health concerns 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 3:34 pm

    MIAMI - Legal offices on the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been deemed safe for human occupancy amid concerns about a possible cancer cluster, the Navy said Friday.