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In Cuba, divisions over law to allow same-sex marriage

Oct. 19, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Adiel and Lachi are anxious to get married, perhaps dressed in black, in a ceremony by the seashore. The idea bothers the Rev. Moises de Prada, who like many of his parishioners opposes a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Cuba. ...

Miami commissioners vote to end police chief's stormy tenure

Oct. 14, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami city commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to fire Police Chief Art Acevedo after a short and stormy tenure in which he clashed with city officials and members of his own police force. The five commissioners took the step following a trial-like...

Miami's top cop flames out after acrimonious 6-month stint

Oct. 12, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Billed by Miami's mayor just months ago as the Michael Jordan and Tom Brady of policing, top cop Art Acevedo ended up being “not the right fit” for Miami. The city manager decided this week to suspend Acevedo, with the intention of firing him, after a...

Miami police chief being fired after 6 months on the job

Oct. 12, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami officials have decided to fire the city’s new police chief six months into his stormy tenure, after he was lambasted by the city commissioners he accused of meddling in the police department and internal affairs investigations. Miami City Manager...

Famous Cuban restaurant celebrates 50 years in Miami

Oct. 02, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Versailles is a place to see and be seen. At its ventanita, Miamians have been trying for 50 years to fix the world as they enjoy one of their favorite activities: sipping Cuban coffee. As they enter, the first thing that visitors do is look around the...

In Cuban Miami, police chief's reform agenda hits tight spot

Sep. 28, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Mayor Francis Suarez praised Art Acevedo as “America's best chief” when he recruited him to lead Miami's police force just six months ago. Acevedo had a national profile as a progressive law enforcer in Texas, with a deft touch at building...

Miami commissioners vote to probe Miami police chief

Sep. 27, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — City of Miami commissioners held a special meeting in which they attacked the chief of police less than six months into his post, and voted to further investigate him and his appointment. Police chief Art Acevedo had been criticized after firing two...

Geelani, Kashmir’s staunchest anti-India leader, dies at 91

Sep. 02, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Syed Ali Geelani, an icon of disputed Kashmir’s resistance against Indian rule and a top separatist leader who became the emblem of the region’s defiance against New Delhi, died late Wednesday. He was 91. Geelani died surrounded by family...

Afghan refugees begin arriving at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin

Aug. 23, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

FORT McCOY, Wis. (AP) — Afghan refugees have begun arriving at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin for temporary housing and support after their home country fell to the Taliban. According to a statement from the Army base, Afghans with special immigrant visa applicants,...

Afghan refugees could be headed to Wisconsin's Fort McCoy

Aug. 17, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds or even thousands of Afghan refugees could be headed to Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin for processing, according to Pentagon officials. Afghans are scrambling to find ways to escape after the Taliban overran their country over the last...