| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:53 AM
By Anne-Marie Garcia, Associated Press HAVANA — A French daredevil who has scaled some of the world's tallest buildings conquered Cuba's famous Habana Libre hotel on Monday without ropes or a safety net — climbing to the top in about half an...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Since her Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Color Purple” appeared in 1982, the novelist and poet Alice Walker has been one of best-known black women in American literature. Although none of her books has matched “The Color Purple” in...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:36 AM
El 16 de julio se cumplen 10 años que la poderosa voz que inmortalizó el inconfundible grito de "¡Azúcar!", símbolo de la salsa cubana, calló para siempre, dejando huérfano al género musical de una de sus mayores artistas, la inimitable Celia Cruz....
| Nov 18, 2012
HAVANA — "It's been 51 years since the event you Americans call the Bay of Pigs, but now Playa Girón is a popular beach destination for foreigners," the guide tells me. It is hard to imagine that the words "Bay of Pigs" could do anything but fill...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Now that the Blackhawks season is over, it's time for baseball season in Chicago to officially start.
So here's a quick recap of the 2013 season. The Cubs and White Sox have played some games. The Cubs and White Sox have lost most games. A man named...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:25 AM
HAVANA, Cuba -- Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad's latest attempt to swim across the Straits of Florida ended Tuesday morning after severe jellyfish stings and a lightning storm put her off course, her team said.
She had been in the water for 60 hours and...
| Jun 21, 2013
When artist Catalina Jaramillo visits the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, she will come bearing boxes of all the journals, diaries, sketchpads, Museum of Modern Art textbooks and study manuals from her life since age 16. The worn editions,...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 1:13 PM
I can't say I followed Hugo Chavez that closely. What I knew of him was that he was a buffoon who delighted in using over-the-top-rhetoric blasting the United States. He had a weekly TV show on Venezuelan TV that lasted from four to eight hours while he...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Congress is known for egotism, obstruction, selfishness and general malaise, so it’s no surprise that their approval rating is very low. But now, thanks to the fine folks at Public Polling Policy, we can finally put into words exactly how low....
| Jan 12, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Sometimes you don't know where to begin.
OK, let's start with AIG.
Remember when the mega-insurer was on the brink of collapse and the government bailed it out to the tune of billions?
Remember how the loan saved the company, along with thousands of...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Barbara Walters is saying goodbye to TV journalism.
After more than half a century in the industry, the veteran ABC News anchor plans to retire next summer, ABC announced Sunday night. Walters, 83, is set to make it official Monday morning on "The View....
| May 13, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Let the Barbara Walter's farewell tour begin!
Monday's edition of "The View" opened with the show's founder and star fixing the camera with that fearless don't-let-the-strange-absence-of-wrinkles-fool-you-I've-been-on-television-for-50-years gaze and...