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  • Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas

    Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas
    The White House expected to bask in good wishes at the two-day Summit of the Americas for its historic opening to Cuba, but President Obama will face a problem: Venezuela. Angered by a White House order that identified his country as a threat to U.S....
  • Obama is waging an all-out campaign for Iran deal

    WASHINGTON Even as Iran's supreme leader suggested another hurdle to a nuclear deal Thursday, President Barack Obama and his administration waged an aggressive coordinated campaign to stop Congress from interfering. Making his first public comments on...
  • Will Castro, Obama do more than have a handshake?

    Will Castro, Obama do more than have a handshake?
    The seventh Summit of the Americas starts tomorrow. So far there are few public indications of what to expect. President Barack Obama, however, has invested so heavily in having a positive meeting with Cuba's Raul Castro that it is unlikely for him...
  • FCC's net neutrality rules open door to new fee on Internet service

    FCC's net neutrality rules open door to new fee on Internet service
    Recently adopted net neutrality regulations soon could make your monthly Internet bill more complicated — and potentially more expensive. Every month, consumers pay a small fee on their phone bills for a federal program that uses the money —...
  • Stronger US economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties

    In Mexico City, an auto parts company expects to ride a resurgent U.S. auto industry to $1 billion in annual revenue by 2016. In Bogota, Colombia, a company that makes plastic water valves is hoping an expansion into the United States will super-charge...
  • Obama looks to Cuba shift to win back Latin America at summit

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama left the 2012 Summit of the Americas in Colombia an isolated world leader, berated by his Latin American counterparts over U.S. policies toward Cuba. This time will be different. As Obama prepares to return to the summit...
  • Venezuela has its own agenda for hemispheric summit

    BOGOTA, Colombia The Summit of the Americas, which begins Friday, was supposed to mark the United State's return to the fold. During the last few meetings of the hemisphere's leaders, Washington had been sidelined over its stance on the Falklands, the war...
  • International students at American universities benefit all

    College acceptance letters landed in mailboxes across the country these last few weeks. Proud families now need to figure out the finances of higher education while managing household teenage exuberance. Americans entering the Class of 2019 will be...
  • Iran nuclear deal is key to Obama's nonproliferation agenda

    In the spring of his first year in office, President Obama began pushing an audacious goal — to use diplomacy to bring about what he called "a world without nuclear weapons." Before long, his campaign sputtered. North Korea tested nuclear weapons,...
  • When jobs in Southern California move farther away from homes

    When jobs in Southern California move farther away from homes
    Southern Californians are famous for fighting some of the worst gridlock in the United States. They know as well as anyone the benefits of living close to work. But that's becoming an increasingly difficult trick to pull off as the distance grows...
  • Drivers with long commutes really pay the toll

    They say you need real drive to succeed in your chosen career, but these days you just need to drive. And according to a new study, that commute is getting longer and longer. Between 2000 and 2012, the number of jobs within the typical commuting distance...