- 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.
- DHS No. 2 regrets perception of favoritism in visa cases Updated: Apr-30-15 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas steadfastly defended his work on three foreign-investor visa cases while testifying before a House committee Thursday, following allegations that he used his post to help well-connected Democrats.
- Florida's ban on educational travel to Cuba stays in place Updated: Apr-30-15 9:34 am
MIAMI - The Florida Board of Governors says the state's ban on educational travel to Cuba will stay in place until the U.S. and Cuba re-establish full diplomatic relations.
- House GOP bill blocks new air flights, cruise ships to Cuba Updated: Apr-28-15 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON - House Republicans unveiled legislation on Tuesday to sharply curb the Obama administration's recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba.
- New Orleans going smoke-free in bars, other public places Updated: Apr-21-15 10:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Smoking in bars and casinos is coming to an end even in this notoriously freewheeling and fun-loving city where drinking on the street and watching a bawdy burlesque are the norm.
- US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path Updated: Apr-21-15 5:52 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - Yasmany Tomas had three choices to continue his baseball career: stay in Cuba and make up to $2,500 a month, play in Japan with a shot at a million dollar contract, or give up family and life in the island on hopes of hitting the jackpot in the major leagues.
- SKorea lets journalist in defamation case return to Japan Updated: Apr-14-15 8:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A Japanese journalist returned to Tokyo for the first time in eight months on Tuesday after South Korea lifted a travel ban imposed on him for allegedly defaming the South Korean president.
- 4 West Coast mayors lift city-funded travel bans to Indiana Updated: Apr-07-15 8:34 pm
SEATTLE - The mayors of four West Coast cities say they're lifting bans imposed on city-funded travel to Indiana after changes were made to that state's religious objections law to make clear it can't be used to discriminate.