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China says no reason found for US staffer's sonic condition

May. 24, 2018 5:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee's report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of illness-stricken American diplomats in Cuba. "China is already conducting a...

Militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles has died

May. 23, 2018 8:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former CIA operative and militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, who was accused of organizing a string of 1997 Havana hotel bombings and a 1976 Cuban airline bombing that killed 73 people, has died. He was 90. Posada, who had been diagnosed with throat cancer about five years ago, died...

US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

May. 23, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described it as a "serious medical...

Cuba's new leader breaks from past with public appearances

May. 22, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — For half a century Fidel Castro seemed to be everywhere in Cuba — inspecting factories, farms and offices, expounding to the press and zooming to the scenes of natural disasters to direct the minutest details of the response. His brother Raul was a military man who operated from behind...

Mexico suspends charter company in Cuba airliner crash

May. 21, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities temporarily suspended a charter company which owned a passenger jet that crashed in Cuba, while Cuban media said one of three survivors died Monday, increasing the death toll to 111. Mexico's General Directorate of Civil Aviation said in a statement that the...

The Latest: Cuba says crash survivor dies; toll now at 111

May. 21, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on the crash of an airliner in Cuba (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Cuban state media say a 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111. State radio and television stations announced that Gretell Landrove Font died Monday...

Cuban state media say 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111

May. 21, 2018 8:06 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Cuban state media say 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111.

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

May. 20, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical pastors returning from a conference. Officials say 113 people were on a charter passenger jet hired by Cuba's...

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

May. 20, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades. Island authorities said they have identified 20 bodies and recovered all human remains from the field next to Havana's international airport where a...

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

May. 20, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. Mexico's government said late Saturday...