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  • It's getting easier to visit Cuba

    It's getting easier to visit Cuba
    WASHINGTON -- Betsy Blades has been curious about Cuba ever since 1959 when she was 15 years old and watched news clips of Fidel Castro’s revolution. The retired social worker from Baltimore, now 68, will seize a chance to visit the forbidden...
  • You can visit Cuba this summer legally

    You can visit Cuba this summer legally
    The door to Cuba has been slammed shut so long, it's hard to recognize that it is opening. But it is. American tour companies this summer should be able to legally offer "people-to-people" cultural trips to Cuba to anyone. Because of a slight easing in...
  • State lawmakers head to Cuba next week on trade mission

    State lawmakers head to Cuba next week on trade mission
    About a dozen state lawmakers are headed for Cuba next week for a trip they hope will boost Illinois exports. The six-day tour is being led by Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, and Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago. They said no taxpayer dollars will be spent on...
  • A UConn Men's Basketball-NCAA Time Line

    April 1999: The UConn men's basketball team wins the national title for the first time, defeating Duke in the championship game. Josh Nochimson, whom coach Jim Calhoun would later thank in his book "Dare To Dream," is on the bench as a student manager....
  • McManus: A deal with the Khartoum devil?

    McManus: A deal with the Khartoum devil?
    How do you deal with a genocidal dictator who says he wants to reform? For more than a decade, Sudan has been the quintessential pariah state. Its armed forces carried out a campaign of genocide in Darfur, killing more than 300,000; its president, Omar...
  • Sammy Ofer dies at 89; Israeli business tycoon

    Reporting from Jerusalem -- Israeli billionaire Sammy Ofer, whose powerful, family-owned conglomerate is under scrutiny for alleged dealings with Iran, died Friday in Tel Aviv after a long illness. He was 89. Considered Israel's richest man with a family...
  • Shark attack survivors urge U.N. to protect sharks

     
    UNITED NATIONS — They have the scars and missing limbs that make it hard to forgive, but these victims are tougher than most. And now they want to save their attackers. They are shark attack survivors, a band of nine......
  • McManus: The Iran squeeze

    McManus: The Iran squeeze
    The Obama administration faces two dangers in its nuclear negotiations with Iran, which began in a burst of optimism last weekend after the two sides managed to get through a day and a half of talks without anyone walking out. One danger, of course, is...
  • What President Obama told Iranians this time and why he did it this way

     
    In an interview with BBC's Persian service, Obama condemns Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech and says the U.S. is still willing to talk with Iran, despite its nuclear program and help for Taliban fighters in Afghanistan....
  • IRAN: President Obama outlines position on Islamic Republic to BBC Persian

     
    President Obama gave a much-anticipated interview to the BBC Persian’s Bahman Kalbasi on Friday in which he tackled Iran’s nuclear program, sanctions, Afghanistan, the Arab-Israeli peace process and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s...
  • Wasserman Schultz defends Cuba travel ban

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — While others in Congress this week press to end the ban on American travel to Cuba, South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is urging her colleagues and the White House to stand...
  • “Secretariat” — Disney’s embargo on reviews?

     
    Funny how the Mouse, the first to raise unholy hell when an unflattering review for one of its releases posts before late in the week, seems OK with seeing a select few opinions embracing “Secretariat” get out of the corral early. I post...