| May 2, 2014
| 9:25 PM
MIAMI -- The tale of Yasiel Puig's death-defying escape from Cuba has proved so captivating, Hollywood has already bought the movie rights.
But there's at least one part his story that hasn't been fully told. Before he defected and signed with the...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:37 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding between "Godzilla" and "Neighbors."
The Skinny: The heat wave here appears to have broken but the strong winds have also pushed the smoke from all the wildfires into my neighborhood. I almost have to shut the windows,...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:01 AM
An Ernest Hemingway biopic shooting this month on the streets of Havana is the first feature film with a Hollywood director and actors to film on the island since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power.
The Associated Press reports...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Ignoring Cold War restrictions, journalist William Worthy had traveled to the Soviet Union in 1955 and made a news broadcast from Moscow, a rare opportunity for an American reporter. So the following year, when Communist China invited him on a month-...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- An intriguing social phenomenon prompted a horrific killing spree in Santa Barbara, California, last week, and the same phenomenon might help explain the surprising results of last weekend's European Parliament elections.
The suspected Santa...
| Apr 27, 2014
Every image in Ramiro Fernandez’s new book of photographs is a postcard to pre-Castro Cuba — an exotic Havana in black and white where a young Desi Arnaz attended a soapbox derby, street performers spat plumes of fire, and exotic racecars...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Beatles fans who want to go the extra mile -- literally -- to mark the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s storming of America can hop on the 101 Freeway on Sunday and head to Camarillo for an exhibition of some rare and in some cases previously...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:31 PM
Huber Matos Benitez, whose disenchantment with the Cuban Revolution he had helped lead brought him the wrath of Fidel Castro and 20 years in prison, died Thursday in Miami after a heart attack. He was 95.
His death was confirmed by his grandson, Huber...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Mohammad Qasim Fahim
Influential Afghan vice president
Influential Afghan Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, 57, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:43 PM
In 1919, after allied sanctions on food shipments had starved the Kaiser's Germany into submission, President Wilson endorsed the continued use of sanctions to settle international disputes as an "economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy." Almost a...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:54 PM
When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions.
Of course Buendía's...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:00 PM
ESPN announced on its website that former Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen would be joining the Baseball Tonight crew this season.
Guillen was fired by the Marlins on Oct. 23, 2012, after a combustible year where the team went 69-93 in its first...