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  • Alan Gross home after five years in Cuban prison

    Alan Gross home after five years in Cuban prison
    Among negotiations that preceded the United States' evolving relationship with Cuba was an exchange of prisoners that included Alan Gross, a former subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Gross, 65, of Maryland, was detained...
  • Five things for Thursday, Dec. 18

    Five things for Thursday, Dec. 18
    Here are your stories for Thursday: Obama announces a new Cuba policy; "The Interview" is pulled after terror threats; the holiday spirit; Disney Springs; and more. 1. President Obama announced Wednesday that he would reestablish diplomatic relations...
  • Cuba to remain a tough market for automakers

    Cuba to remain a tough market for automakers
    More than 11 million people live in Cuba but only a small fraction of households own a vehicle because of complicated bureaucratic rules about buying both new and used cars. So, with U.S. President Barack Obama announcing steps Wednesday to normalize...
  • Businesses welcome shift on Cuba

    Businesses welcome shift on Cuba
    Since Phil Ledbetter started working at Up Down Cigar some 14 years ago, he's regularly asked the same questions: Where are the Cuban cigars? In the back? "We don't do that," Ledbetter, now the store's general manager, said he tells the hopeful buyers....
  • Obama Cuba policy expected to boost travel to island

    President Barack Obama's outreach to Cuba is sure to stoke a pent-up demand for travel to the once-forbidden island, giving a big boost to people in South Florida and elsewhere who lead cultural and educational tours. Bureaucratic restraints on these...
  • Is the GOP right to oppose Cuba policy shift?

    Is the GOP right to oppose Cuba policy shift?
    Prediction:  If President Obama found a cure for cancer, Congressional Republicans would denounce him. “Outrageous,” Sen. Marco Rubio would say. “A sellout”,”  another congressman would holler. ""Unconstitutional,"...
  • U.S.-Cuba thaw could erode Russian influence with Havana allies

    Cubans fearful of hostile U.S. neighbors have long counted on the Kremlin to ride to their rescue with military backing and economic infusions, even in the lean years that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. But if Havana and Washington could...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Enjoy this whiff of bipartisanship. It won't last long.

    The closing days of the dismal 113th Congress provided an unexpected but dismayingly brief hint of a brighter bipartisan future and its potential pitfalls. Unfortunately, it barely lasted the weekend, judging from this week's partisan votes on long-...
  • Ann McFeatters: Politicians say the darndest things!

    Note use of expletive in this story. WASHINGTON � Pols say the darndest things! We have culled from masses of malapropisms, silly statements, dumb observations and, sadly, few words of wisdoms from our national leaders in 2014. Hope it gives...
  • Sony executives' jokes were lame, not racist

    Sony Pictures Co-Chair Amy Pascal and Hollywood uber-producer Scott Rudin have been backpedaling mightily to distance themselves from their embarrassing email banter over President Barack Obama's fantasy film favorites. As the free world knows by now...
  • Bold Cuba move creates opportunity for change: Editorial

    Bold Cuba move creates opportunity for change: Editorial
    This is the door that's taken more than five decades to open. Actually, President Obama's call for normalizing relations with Cuba is more than a door; it's a historic opportunity for a more-effective U.S. strategy to ease decades of tension and promote...