The parents accused of kidnapping their children and fleeing to Cuba are scheduled to be in a Florida courtroom this morning.
Josh and Sharyn Hakken are facing numerous charges. Investigators say Joshua tied up the boys' grandmother and took the boys last Wednesday morning.
That grandmother got permanent... more »
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba's communist government is making it easier for citizens to see Pope Benedict XVI during his visit this month. The government Labor Ministry says state workers in Havana and Santiago will get paid time off to attend papal events during the pope's March 26-28 trip to the... more »
HAVANA (AP) - Cuban authorities said Thursday that American Diana Nyad plans to take another shot at what would be a record swim from Cuba to Florida after falling short of her goal last month.
An email from Cuban press officials invited journalists to meet the famed endurance swimmer... more »
HAVANA (AP) - Nearly two-dozen singers and musicians from nine Latin American nations are feting Fidel Castro in a happy-birthday concert on the eve of the former leader's 85th.
The show in the Cuban capital is dubbed the "Serenade to Fidelity."
The Communist Party newspaper Granma calls it... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. citizen convicted of hijacking a plane from New York to Cuba four decades ago has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Luis Armando Pena Soltren was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. Authorities say he and co-defendants brought pistols and knives... more »
The center of Category 2 Hurricane Paula is expected to pass just to the east of Cancun this morning and slow down as it turns to the northeast.
That would take the storm on a path toward the western end of Cuba later today.
Evacuations have been ordered... more »
A federal judge has sentenced a former State Department worker to life in prison without possibility of parole for spying for Cuba and sentenced the man's wife to 81 months behind bars for helping her husband steal U.S. Secrets. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers betrayed... more »
A U.S. State Department official says U.S and Cuban officials are holding "working level" talks on how to respond to the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill that is believed to be dumping some 5,000 barrels of crude a day into the Gulf of Mexico.
The talks are the latest... more »
The Army is planning to speed up the destruction of chemical weapons at facilities in Colorado and Kentucky by blowing them up.
Officials say the plan to use explosives is perfectly safe. But environmental activists question that and say the Army is caving in to international pressure. Even speeding... more »