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FILE - In this April 25, 2013 file photo, Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, poses for a photo during his 102nd birthday bash at his home in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)

Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died, his grandson said. […]

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In this June 3, 2013, photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig reaches first base on a fielder's choice during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, […]

04/17/2014

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Was ‘Cuban Twitter’ program political or not?

The Obama administration is looking into whether a “Cuban Twitter” program secretly backed by the U.S. government contained political messages, despite administration claims that the effort was intended only to increase the flow of information […]

04/10/2014

Map made with Atlas app shows Key West and Cuba.

First flight from Key West to Cuba takes off

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years landed Monday in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though […]

12/30/2013

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US man marks 4 years in Cuban prison, writes Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release. Alan […]

12/03/2013

U.S. citizen William Potts explains his arrest in Cuba during an interview at his home in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.  Years after he hijacked a plane traveling from Newark to Miami in 1984, which landed in Cuba, Potts is optimistic that he’ll soon be heading home. While he faces virtually certain arrest upon return, he said he believes that the time he served in Cuba will allow him to avoid a lengthy second jail term. In Cuba, Potts was convicted of air piracy. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Hijacker returns to US after 30 years in Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — An American who hijacked an airliner to Cuba nearly 30 years ago has arrived in Miami to face justice in the U.S. FBI agents took 56-year-old William Potts into custody Wednesday shortly […]

11/06/2013

U.S. citizen William Potts explains his arrest in Cuba during an interview at his home in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.  Years after he hijacked a plane traveling from Newark to Miami in 1984, which landed in Cuba, Potts is optimistic that he’ll soon be heading home. While he faces virtually certain arrest upon return, he said he believes that the time he served in Cuba will allow him to avoid a lengthy second jail term. In Cuba, Potts was convicted of air piracy. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

29 years later, Cuba hijacker wants to go home

HAVANA (AP) — William Potts burned with the desire to change the world. Nothing really turned out the way he planned. Dreaming of joining the struggle to uproot global oppression, he dropped out of college, […]

10/25/2013

Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who recently completed a record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, completes a lap during a continuous 48-hour marathon swim event in New York's Herald Square called "Swim for Relief," which aims to raise funds and awareness for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Record breaker Nyad attempts 48-hour swim in NYC

  NEW YORK (AP) — The 64-year-old woman who swam from Cuba to Florida is attempting to swim in a pool in midtown Manhattan for 48 straight hours to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy. Wearing […]

10/08/2013

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Jackson ends Cuba trip without Gross meeting

HAVANA (AP) – The Rev. Jesse Jackson is ending a four-day visit to Cuba without getting to visit a U.S. government development subcontractor imprisoned in the island nation. The civil rights activist said Monday he […]

09/30/2013

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. (AP Photo/Florida Keys Bureau, Andy Newman)

Nyad plans to meet with swimmers doubting her feat

MIAMI (AP) — Diana Nyad is planning to meet with members of the marathon swimming community who are skeptical about her 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, her team said Monday. Since Nyad finished her […]

09/09/2013

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (AP Photo/Florida Keys Bureau, Andy Newman)

PHOTOS: Nyad makes 1st Cuba-Fla. swim without a shark cage

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Defeated before in bids to swim from Cuba to Florida, Diana Nyad would cry and rage through swollen lips and welts at the jellyfish tentacles that had repeatedly lashed her […]

09/03/2013

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Diana Nyad, positioned about two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, is escorted by kayakers as she swims towards the completion of her approximately 110-mile trek from Cuba to the Florida Keys. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)

Nyad 1st to swim to Florida from Cuba without cage

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked on to the Key West shore Monday, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help […]

09/02/2013

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