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Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN negotiators for car bombing

Jan. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday demanded Cuba arrest 10 peace negotiators from the National Liberation Army after his government blamed the leftist group for a car bombing against a police academy that left 21 dead and dozens more wounded. In a televised address, the...

DeSantis picks female Cuban-American for state's high court

Jan. 9, 2019 1:11 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — With the first of his three picks for the Florida Supreme Court, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday chose a female Cuban-American appellate judge to become the state's newest justice. Barbara Lagoa, for the past 12 years a judge on the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami, was...

Today in History

Jan. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2019. There are 358 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1999, for the second time in history, an impeached American president went on trial before the Senate. President Bill Clinton faced charges of perjury and obstruction of...

Ex-Cuban vice president, Bay of Pigs commander, dies at 95

Jan. 6, 2019 7:11 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Jose Ramon Fernandez, a retired Cuban brigadier general who was key in forming the communist country's new army and commanded Cuban defenses at the Bay of Pigs, died on Sunday, state media reported. He was 95. Tall and spindly with the rigid posture of a military man, Fernandez in his final...

Today in History

Jan. 1, 2019 12:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2019. There are 364 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 1, 1959, Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries overthrew Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista, who fled to the Dominican Republic. On this date: In 1818, the first edition of the...

AP photographer Desmond Boylan dies in Havana at 54

Dec. 30, 2018 6:29 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Desmond Boylan, a photographer who covered war and conflict across the world before dedicating his life to documenting the daily joys and tribulations of life in Cuba for The Associated Press, died suddenly while on assignment on Saturday afternoon in Havana. He was 54. Boylan was covering...

Today in History

Nov. 25, 2018 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2018. There are 36 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 25, 1963, the body of President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery; his widow, Jacqueline, lighted an "eternal flame" at the gravesite. On this...