| Dec 17, 2014
| 5:10 PM
President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, open an embassy in Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions — reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the Communist nation...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:00 PM
In Paris on Sunday, the United States really led from behind — so far behind that President Barack Obama and other important U.S. officials stayed stateside as 40 other world leaders joined about 1.5 million Frenchmen in a stirring riposte to...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, Boca Raton resident Carmelo Cottone recalled his years with the president during a presentation at the Downtown Library in Boca Raton.
Cottone's mentors and teachers encouraged his interest in...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 2:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, the Republican Party's point man on Cuba, seemed to be struggling to contain his fury as he responded to President Obama's move Wednesday to normalize relations with the Cold War foe.
| Dec 27, 2014
| 11:39 AM
A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country.
Cuban guards stand at close intervals on the street...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:57 AM
As we contemplate how to strike back at North Korea because it is believed to be behind the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer network, the foremost proposal is tightening sanctions.
In my visits to targeted countries, I have seen how...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:06 AM
SANFORD — Alan Dickey, a popular, low-key, unflappable man who has been a judge in Sanford since Jimmy Carter served as president, retires this week.
"I've tried cases all over the state of Florida. I've been in front of 200, 300 judges," said...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 12:08 PM
Before the Cuban Revolution, Maryland's relationship with the Caribbean island was lots of sugar and spice.
Baltimore-based McCormick & Co. and the defunct Baltimore Spice Co. did business there, and when a sugar refinery opened in 1922, a U.S....
| Jan 25, 2015
It was certainly expected that the controversy surrounding the Patriot's alleged use of under-inflated footballs would be dubbed deflategate. You can accuse the media of a lot of things but originality isn't one of them.
Another thing you can't accuse...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:33 PM
This is a nostalgic look back at the sports year. Before we get going, a note to fans of Danica Patrick, Kim Jong Un and Will Muschamp's gameplans.
Except for the stuff about Jameis Winston being a North Korean spy, this is largely satirical. So as...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:15 AM
I truly hope Abe Foxman has a healthy and happy retirement. I only wish he'd put it off for awhile.
Like two decades or so.
Turn on the TV or look at the headlines, and you can immediately see why a voice like Foxman's is still desperately needed in a...