Cuba

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

Flight suit from Cuban crisis goes to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (AP) – A flight suit worn by an American pilot who flew a reconnaissance mission over Cuba in 1962 that photographed nuclear missile sites under construction by the Soviet Union was donated Tuesday to […]

10/23/2012

Fidel Castro rumor mill continues to churn

HAVANA (AP) – The rumor mill about the health of Fidel Castro is churning again, even after state media published a letter attributed to the aging Cuban revolutionary and relatives at home and abroad denied […]

10/19/2012

US-Cuba culture trips back on as licenses renewed

MIAMI (AP) – Travel companies say they are getting permits once again to take Americans on cultural trips to Cuba after the U.S. government tightened requirements over complaints that the tours were skirting a ban […]

10/08/2012

Today in History, September 26 (video)

Highlights of this day in history: JFK and Nixon participate in TV’s first presidential debate; Cuba ends Mariel boatlift; Composer George Gershwin, poet T.S. Eliot and tennis star Serena Williams born; ‘West Side Story’ hits […]

09/26/2012

Ninth prisoner dies at Guantanamo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – A prisoner has died at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the U.S. military said Monday, two days after the man was apparently found unconscious in his […]

09/10/2012

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