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  • Robert A. Pastor, 66, served as a national security adviser for Carter

    Robert A. Pastor, an influential scholar and policymaker who spent decades working for better inter-American relations and democracy and free elections in the Western Hemisphere, died Wednesday at his home in Washington, D.C., after a three-year battle...
  • Details emerge on Orange killers' capture, how they spent time on lam

    Details emerge on Orange killers' capture, how they spent time on lam
    Orange County killers Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins checked into a motel on Panama City Beach Friday for a two-day stay. Their plans were cut short Saturday when about 20 law officers swarmed Coconut Grove Motor Inn and arrested the men about 5:30...
  • FDLE: 'There will be more arrests' in case of mistakenly released killers

    One at a time, recaptured killers Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins appeared briefly before a judge on Sunday, back in their inmate scrubs. It was a pit stop on the way back to prison, where they'll soon resume life sentences. They won't be the last...
  • Panama Canal expansion draws delegates from U.S. seaport states

    PANAMA CANAL ZONE — After waiting out an early-afternoon downpour, Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. delegation emerged into the humid heat to tour the $5.2-billion canal expansion. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake snapped pictures...
  • Panama Canal expansion bogs down in disputes, cost overruns

    MEXICO CITY -- A long-planned $5.25-billion expansion of the Panama Canal, one of the world’s most important shipping lanes, is under threat by cost overruns and acrimonious disputes among builders and managers. Negotiations to resolve some of the...
  • Echoes of race and history from the days of Pullman rail

    Echoes of race and history from the days of Pullman rail
    On the night of June 22, 1937 — when Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis was fighting James "Cinderella Man" Braddock to become world heavyweight champion — everyone and his brother was trying to get into Chicago. But the immaculately turned out...
  • Costa Rica's peace dividend: How abolishing the military paid off

    Costa Rica's peace dividend: How abolishing the military paid off
    On Dec. 1, 1948 — 65 years ago this month — Jose Figueres, then president of Costa Rica, made a fiery and eloquent speech, after which he took a sledgehammer and bashed a hole in a huge stone wall at the nation's military headquarters, Cuartel...
  • Man wanted cop to be his partner in crime, police say

    Man wanted cop to be his partner in crime, police say
    Here's a new enterprising twist on the rent-a-cop business. Cops jailed Daniel Norona, 24, after they said he offered to pay a cop to help him commit a burglary --  knowing full well he was an officer of the law, reports WMBB ABC News-13 in Panama City....
  • Standouts McCorory, Lewis to run at local indoor meet

    Standouts McCorory, Lewis to run at local indoor meet
    Yvette Lewis receives a double benefit Saturday at the 2014 Hampton Indoor Invitational track meet — the opportunity to compete in front of family and friends. “It’s special,” said the former Peninsula and Hampton University...
  • Copa Airlines: New Lauderdale-Panama service starts July 11

    Copa Airlines: New Lauderdale-Panama service starts July 11
    Copa Airlines will begin new nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Panama four times a week starting July 11, the carrier announced Wednesday. Fort Lauderdale will be Copa's fourth destination in Florida and its tenth in the U.S. The airline...
  • Pullman's complicated legacy keeps churning

    Pullman's complicated legacy keeps churning
    After each performance of "Pullman Porter Blues," the lobby of the Goodman Theatre has been alive with talk both wistful and outraged, a weird if understandable mix given the complex legacy of George Pullman and the rail car company he created here....