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Cuba disputes Mexican airline finding on deadly May crash

Jul. 17, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A finding by a Mexican airline that pilot error was to blame for a deadly passenger jet crash in May was dismissed as premature Tuesday by the Cuban authorities charged with determining the cause of the accident. An investigative commission said in a statement read on state TV that it has not...

Mexico stuns US in World Cup qualifying, 78-70

Jun. 29, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jeff Van Gundy warned the Americans that they were in for a serious challenge. To his chagrin, he was right, and the U.S. was handed a rare loss. Francisco Cruz scored 24 points, Mexico opened with an 18-0 run and went on to beat the United States 78-70 on Thursday night in a qualifying...

Another US diplomat hurt in mystery incidents in Cuba

Jun. 28, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department confirmed Thursday that another U.S. diplomat has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, bringing the total of Americans suffering from such ailments to 26. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the diplomat was "medically confirmed" to have experienced...

What's that sound? Singapore scare highlights US concern

Jun. 26, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump was heading to Singapore for a historic summit with North Korea's leader, a State Department diplomatic security agent who was part of the advance team reported hearing an unusual sound he believed was similar to what was experienced by U.S. diplomats in Cuba and...

1 more US worker confirmed hurt by mystery Cuba incidents

Jun. 21, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, the State Department said Thursday, bringing the total number to 25. The new "medically confirmed" worker is one of two who were recently evacuated from Cuba...

Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media

Jun. 21, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Minutes after a plane carrying 113 people crashed on takeoff from Havana airport, Cuban state media filled with minute-by-minute updates, cellphone video from the accident and an interview from the scene with newly named President Miguel Diaz-Canel. When Tropical Storm Alberto struck the...