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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...

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...

Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86

May. 21, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped craft such historic addresses as Robert Kennedy's "ripples of hope" and LBJ's speeches on civil rights and "The Great Society," died Sunday evening at age 86. Goodwin, the husband of...

Feds to probe sex abuse claims at New Jersey women's prison

May. 16, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice will investigate potential civil rights violations at a New Jersey women's prison where eight employees have been charged with sexually abusing inmates in recent years. New Jersey's corrections department announced the investigation into the Edna Mahan...

Today in History

May. 6, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 7, the 127th day of 2018. There are 238 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 7, 1915, a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the British liner RMS Lusitania off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 people, including 128 Americans, out of the nearly...

Workers, activists mark May Day with defiant rallies

May. 1, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Workers and activists around the world marked May Day on Tuesday with rallies and other events to press their governments to address labor issues. International Workers' Day is a public holiday in many countries, though activities are restricted in some places, sometimes leading to...

Trump boasted he'd open all JFK files, but now says he can't

Apr. 26, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted last fall that he would open all remaining John F. Kennedy assassination records. So far, Trump hasn't made good on the "great transparency" he promised then. Trump announced on Thursday that the public must wait another three years or more before seeing...

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

Apr. 20, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity...

Pacino, De Palma remember 'Scarface' at Tribeca reunion

Apr. 20, 2018 1:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Old "Scarface" friends said hello again at a 35th anniversary screening Thursday that reunited stars Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer and filmmaker Brian De Palma for an evening full of reflection on how the ferocious and garish gangster epic — like Tony Montana's rise...

The Latest: Pence tweets response to Cuba's Raul Castro

Apr. 19, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is responding to outgoing Cuban leader Raul Castro, telling him on Twitter that "we're here standing with the Cuban people." Pence tweeted in response to a quote from Castro, who...