December 23, 2014

Cuban rum coming back to US with visitors, but don’t look for big Bacardi moves on island yet

By Jennifer Kay THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI _ U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now […]
December 23, 2014

17 accused in billion dollar Puerto Rico drug trafficking ring

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Federal authorities said Tuesday they have dismantled a ring that imported tons of drugs from South America and invested most of […]
December 23, 2014

NYC mayor, battered by criticism, calls for temporary halt to protests after officers killed

By Jonathan Lemire And Colleen Long THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de […]
December 22, 2014

Obama promotes Cuba engagement as chance for US to influence events amid generational change

WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama said his plan to normalize relations with Cuba gives the U.S. a chance to influence events at an important moment of […]
December 22, 2014

Haitian health minister named as interim prime minister amid political crisis

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named as Haiti‘s interim prime minister on Sunday following the resignation of her predecessor a week ago […]
December 22, 2014

As turbulent 2014 comes to an end, Obama arrives in Hawaii hoping for quiet family getaway

KAILUA, Hawaii _ A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: […]
December 22, 2014

Civil rights leaders face backlash over the ambush killings of 2 New York police officers

By Rik Stevens And Verena Dobnik THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers […]
December 18, 2014

Dominican legislators submit new bill aimed at decriminalizing certain abortions

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Legislators in the Dominican Republic tentatively approved a bill Tuesday that would decriminalize abortions if the mother’s life is at risk. […]
December 18, 2014

US travel industry has been quietly looking to expand into Cuba; plans could now accelerate

By Scott Mayerowitz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made […]
December 18, 2014

Haiti’s president meets with opposition amid search for prime minister

By Pierre-Richard Luxama And Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haiti President Michel Martelly met Wednesday with opposition leaders in a bid to stabilize […]
December 18, 2014

Obama says even though he’s president, he’s a black man who has been mistaken for the valet

WASHINGTON _ He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he’s a black man who has been mistaken for the valet. “There’s no black male […]
December 17, 2014


  NEW YORK (AP) _ If anyone in music can be considered an icon, you’d have to put Aretha Franklin on the list. And apparently, the […]