Cuba

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

U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, on her swim to Florida from the waters off Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

US swimmer near end of Cuba to Florida attempt

KEY WEST, Florida (AP) — With her lips and tongue swollen, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad edged closer to Florida on Monday in her attempt to become the first person to swim the treacherous waters […]

09/02/2013

A poster of Cuba's Fidel Castro hangs on the wall of a food market next to plate that reads in Spanish "I'm looking at you" in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. Castro turns 87 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

Fidel Castro turns 87 behind closed doors

HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro turned 87 behind closed doors Tuesday, with official tributes in state media serving as a reminder that the clock is ticking on his revolutionary generation’s grip on power. Castro stepped […]

08/13/2013

Military equipment lays in containers aboard a North Korean-flagged ship at the Manzanillo International container terminal on the coast of Colon City, Panama, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. A North Korean ship carrying weapons system parts buried under sacks of sugar was seized as it tried to cross the Panama Canal on its way from Cuba to its home country, which is under a United Nations arms embargo, Panamanian officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

PHOTO GALLERY: Panama finds suspected weapons on N. Korean ship

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A North Korean ship carrying weapons system parts buried under sacks of sugar was seized as it tried to cross the Panama Canal on its way from Cuba to its home […]

07/16/2013

Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

Democrats to Obama: Stop Gitmo force feeding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Obama administration to stop force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike. Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Dick Durbin of Illinois wrote in letter Wednesday […]

07/10/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden is tempting risk for Ecuadoran leader

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s president and foreign minister declared Monday that national sovereignty and universal principles of human rights would govern their decision on granting asylum to Edward Snowden, powerful hints that the former […]

06/24/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden not on flight to Cuba, whereabouts unclear

MOSCOW (AP) — A plane took off from Moscow on Monday headed for Cuba, but the seat booked by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was empty, and there was no sign of him elsewhere […]

06/24/2013

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel (AP Photo)

Australian abruptly ends Cuba-Fla. swim attempt

HAVANA (AP) — Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel ended her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after 11 hours in the water when she was stung by a jellyfish Wednesday night. It was the […]

06/12/2013

Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 21 in Caribbean

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 21 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a winter storm and reach the […]

10/25/2012

Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba, heads toward Bahamas

HOLGUIN, Cuba (AP) – Hurricane Sandy has been rumbling across the mountains of eastern Cuba and is heading toward the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center says Sandy is a Category 2 hurricane, with top winds […]

10/25/2012

Jamaica feels the brunt of Hurricane Sandy

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) – Jamaica is being pounded with heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy. It’s bringing a powerful storm surge as it heads for landfall near the country’s most populous city. The hurricane is on […]

10/24/2012

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 28,151 other followers