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  • Marco Rubio, Rand Paul trade shots over Cuba on TV, Twitter, Facebook

    MIAMI As they jockey for possible presidential bids, Republican senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are taking aim at each other on TV, Twitter and Facebook over Cuba policy. Rubio, a Cuba hardliner from West Miami, has attacked President Barack Obama's...
  • Sony Pictures: 'We Had No Choice,' But Still Considering Digital Release

    Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Michael Lynton hit back after President Obama faulted the Hollywood studio for canceling the Christmas release of "The Interview," as the studio indicated that it is still looking for alternative ways to release the...
  • Obama says change in Cuba is inevitable, though pace is uncertain

    Obama says change in Cuba is inevitable, though pace is uncertain
    Two days after announcing the end of a half-century-long diplomatic freeze with Cuba, President Obama warned Friday that the pace of reform in the communist island nation would be uncertain but that change was inevitable. In a wide-ranging news...
  • U.S. House Speaker sets January 20th for Obama speech to Congress

    U.S. President Barack Obama has been invited to deliver his annual State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET (0200 GMT Jan. 21). House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, in a letter delivered on Friday to Obama, set the date...
  • President Obama: Sony Made a 'Mistake' In Pulling 'The Interview'

    President Obama on Friday said that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in pulling the movie "The Interview." The president spoke just hours after the FBI announced that North Korea was responsible for the cyber-attack on the studio. "Yes, I...
  • On torture, Obama content to leave dispute 'in the past'

    On torture, Obama content to leave dispute 'in the past'
     Upon release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the George W. Bush administration's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on captured al-Qaida suspects, two prominent American figures stoutly defended the practice -- former Vice...
  • Venezuelan oil might be behind Cuba's pivot to the US

    After 53 years of acrimony, a motivating factor in Cuba striking a historic deal with the United States to renew diplomatic relations might have been Venezuelan oil. Both sides, of course, were eager to see their prisoners released USAID contractor...
  • Obama has power to further weaken Cuba sanctions

    President Barack Obama has the power to further weaken U.S. sanctions against the Communist-run island beyond the normalization of relations with Havana that he announced on Wednesday, sanctions experts said. While the restoration of diplomatic ties to...
  • Takata CEO pledges recall cooperation in full-page ad

    DETROIT Takata, the embattled Japanese auto supplier at the center of an expanding global recall of air bags that may explode and have killed at least five people, signaled a willingness to accept a nationwide recall in full-page newspaper ads signed by...
  • U.S. FCC declines to punish radio station for use of NFL Redskins team name

    The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday rejected a petition that asked regulators to punish a radio station for using on air the name of the National Football League's Washington team, Redskins, a word some consider a slur to Native Americans....
  • Officials: US will have embassy in Havana soon

    WASHINGTON The U.S. hasn't had an embassy in Cuba for more than 50 years, but establishing one may not take much time. Although President Barack Obama's decision Wednesday to normalize relations with the Castro government in Havana upends long-standing...