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May 3, 2016 12:19 AM A U.S. cruise arrives in Cuba for the first time in decades

The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for half a century of Cold War hostility. Carnival Cruise Line's Adonia became the first U.S. cruise ship in Havana since President Carter eliminated virtually all restrictions 19

May 2, 2016 2:43 PM First U.S. cruise in decades arrives in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility. Carnival Cruise Line's gleaming white 704-passenger Adonia became the first U.S. cruise ship in Havana since President 17

April 29, 2016 12:45 AM The Latest: 3 tied to terror shooter deny sham-marriage plot

Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit marriage fraud. Syed Raheel Farook, his wife, Tatiana, and Mariya Chernykh all entered pleas on Thursday afternoon in a federal court in Riverside. Farook is the brother of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the two shooters 31

April 28, 2016 5:37 PM FBI arrests brother and other relatives of San Bernardino attacker

Authorities in California arrested three people on Thursday who are tied to one of the San Bernardino attackers, charging them with lying under oath and participating in a fraudulent marriage. None of the charges directly relate to the terrorist attack last December, but the FBI says these counts directly stem from the investigation into the shooting 26

April 28, 2016 6:51 AM Turkey: 15 detained in connection to suicide bombing

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Thursday detained 15 people in connection with a suicide bomb attack in the northwestern city of Bursa which wounded 13 people, Interior Minister Efkan Ala said. The female attacker blew herself up near an Ottoman-era mosque in Bursa's historic district on Wednesday. None of the wounded was in serious condition 13

April 28, 2016 12:58 AM Amid unrest, looting and electricity rationing, Venezuela president becomes recall target

Amid looting and unrest in several Venezuelan cities over electricity rationing and scarcities of food, medicine and even coffins, Venezuela’s opposition on Wednesday launched a recall drive to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office. For months, citizens have stood for hours in line to make basic purchases, but a worsening electricity crisis is sapping 26

April 27, 2016 9:50 PM Venezuela begins presidential recall effort, but timing is everything

Amid looting, blackouts and national gloom, Venezuela’s opposition on Wednesday began gathering the almost 200,000 signatures needed to trigger a recall referendum aimed at ousting President Nicolás Maduro. But even as throngs in Caracas and elsewhere gathered to sign the forms, experts warn administration foot-dragging and obstructionism could turn the exercise 14

April 27, 2016 6:56 PM Venezuela Opposition Kicks Off Petition Drive to Oust President Maduro

People line up to sign a day after protests over shortages, blackouts rocked seven cities CARACAS, Venezuela—Government opponents began collecting signatures Wednesday for a referendum on recalling President Nicolás Maduro, a day after protests over increasingly desperate living conditions shook at least seven cities. In the sweltering city of Maracaibo 7

April 27, 2016 5:48 PM Foes begin drive to recall Venezuela leader amid unrest

CARACAS/MARACAIBO - Venezuela's opposition began a signature drive on Wednesday seeking a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro as sporadic looting and protests over the economic crisis were reported. The Democratic Unity coalition was holding events in squares around the country to start collecting the 1 percent of voters' signatures, nearly 6

April 27, 2016 3:46 PM Venezuela declares a 2-day workweek because of dire energy shortages

In a desperate attempt to save electricity, drought-stricken Venezuela has introduced a new concept to the workplace calendar: the five-day weekend. President Nicolás Maduro has decided to furlough the country's public employees — who account for a third of the labor force — for the bulk of the week, so they can sit through rolling blackouts at home rather 30