- Hundreds gather in Cuba in frustration at Ecuador visa rule Updated: Nov-27-15 3:14 pm
HAVANA - Hundreds of angry Cubans confronted police and Ecuadoran embassy officials in an unusual display of public discontent on Friday after the surprise announcement of a new visa requirement aimed at choking off this year's historic overland emigration of Cubans across more than 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) of South and Central America to the U.S. border with Mexico.
- Modern-day pilgrims mark first Thanksgiving in New Jersey Updated: Nov-26-15 1:05 pm
WEST NEW YORK, New Jersey - Refugees and asylum seekers who have recently arrived are among the thousands of immigrants marking their first Thanksgiving many miles from their native countries, which endure civil war, terror and human-rights abuses.
- Obama signs defense bill despite Guantanamo provisions Updated: Nov-25-15 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion defense policy bill despite his opposition to restrictions in the legislation that ban him from moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States and making good on a long unfulfilled campaign promise.
- Cuban art thief suspect arrested in Greece Updated: Nov-25-15 3:43 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Police in Greece say a Cuban man has been arrested near Athens on suspicion of stealing 71 paintings and artwork from the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.
- Meeting in El Salvador on Cuban migrants ends in squabbling Updated: Nov-24-15 10:39 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - A meeting between Central American officials and their counterparts from Ecuador, Colombia and Cuba broke down in squabbling Tuesday over how to deal with the problem of thousands of Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica.
- Recent editorials from Texas newspapers Updated: Nov-24-15 8:31 pm
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- Texas' Abbott will be next US governor to visit Cuba Updated: Nov-24-15 7:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will travel to Cuba after the Thanksgiving holiday, becoming the latest U.S. governor to pursue economic development possibilities with the island nation amid easing trade restrictions.
- ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons readies 'Perfectamundo' solo tour Updated: Nov-24-15 2:07 pm
LOS ANGELES - For those who have not heard his Latin-infused solo debut "Perfectamundo," Billy Gibbons offers this warning, "For the uninitiated I'll leave it with one word: Beware."
- In Cuba, searching for a lost past and finding a family Updated: Nov-24-15 12:28 pm
HAVANA - I was born in the United States, but my family never let me forget that we're Cuban.
- Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US Updated: Nov-23-15 11:09 pm
PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica - As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades.
- 60 Indiana National Guard members to be deployed to Cuba Updated: Nov-20-15 4:03 am
INDIANAPOLIS - About 60 members of an Indianapolis-based Indiana National Guard unit are going to be deployed to Cuba.
- Costa Rica says regional bloc to consider Cuban migrants Updated: Nov-19-15 5:25 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - A Central American regional bloc will take up the issue of some 2,000 Cuban migrants denied entry by Nicaragua on their way to the United States, Costa Rican authorities said Thursday, in a case that has ramped up diplomatic tensions between the two countries.
- US bank offering debit card for American travelers to Cuba Updated: Nov-19-15 2:23 pm
HAVANA - American travelers who've had to carry wads of cash while visiting Cuba will now have a debit card option.
- AP Conversation: Rubio on his Cuban roots, island's future Updated: Nov-19-15 6:30 am
ORLANDO, Florida - As Marco Rubio campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, he's pledging to bring generational change to Washington. Yet Rubio's policy toward Cuba hinges on reinstating a half-century-old diplomatic freeze that failed to unseat the communist government on the island where his parents were born.
- Timeline of key dates in Cuba-US relations Updated: Nov-19-15 3:30 am
Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:
- New Jersey State Police remember slain trooper Updated: Nov-18-15 2:46 pm
EAST BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Members of the New Jersey State Police are remembering a trooper killed in the line of duty more than 40 years ago by a woman who fled and has been living in Cuba.
- US, Cuba sign first environmental accord since thaw Updated: Nov-18-15 1:16 pm
HAVANA - The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday to join forces and protect the vast array of fish and corals they share as countries separated by just 90 miles (140 kilometers), the first environmental accord since announcing plans to renew diplomatic relations.
- UAE takes 5 Yemeni prisoners freed by US from Guantanamo Updated: Nov-16-15 8:03 am
MIAMI - Five men who have been held for more than 13 years at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released and sent to the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon said Sunday.
- AP Interview: Kansas governor wants Guantanamo plans dropped Updated: Nov-13-15 7:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - With a White House report expected soon, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday that President Barack Obama should drop efforts to move detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and argued that the administration is already violating federal law by surveying potential prison sites.
- US agriculture secretary visits Cuba to build trade momentum Updated: Nov-13-15 6:25 pm
GUIRA DE MELENA, Cuba - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spent Friday morning discussing soil management and crop diseases at a cooperative farm in central Cuba, part of an American push to cement detente with the communist island before President Barack Obama leaves office.
- Rays would be team if MLB plays Cuba game in spring training Updated: Nov-13-15 6:18 pm
- Cuba to play regular-season baseball games in Can-Am League Updated: Nov-13-15 2:58 pm
NEW YORK - The Cuban national baseball team will play 19 regular-season games in the independent Can-Am League next year.
- Congress OKs bill banning Guantanamo detainees from US Updated: Nov-11-15 12:19 am
WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Barack Obama a $607 billion defense policy bill that he is expected to sign even though he adamantly opposes its ban on moving some Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. prisons.
- Manfred hopeful for Cuba game; owners to discuss netting Updated: Nov-11-15 12:18 am
BOCA RATON, Florida - Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred remains hopeful a big league team will play an exhibition game in Cuba during spring training.
- Cuba: Agreements on flights to US likely in coming months Updated: Nov-10-15 10:07 pm
HAVANA - Cuban officials said Tuesday that negotiations on the normalization of relations with the United States are likely to produce agreements on regularly scheduled airline flights and three other areas in the coming months.