Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US
HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.
Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile
WASHINGTON (AP) — How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor?
Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least onecomputer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans.
Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack
It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and unreleased film were stolen and made available for illegal download.
Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bomings.
Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen
That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in.
Feds sue NYC over Rikers Island jail violence
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms at the Rikers Island jail complex and address what a Justice Department investigation found was a "deep-seated culture of violence" toward young inmates.
Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear
MOSCOW (AP) — Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years.
Think Cuban-Americans all think alike? Think again
MIAMI (AP) — Anyone who thinks Cuban-Americans think alike on Cuba hasn't taken a close look at the community lately, poet Richard Blanco says.
Latin America cheers US-Cuba rapprochement
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Latin America is welcoming the renewal of ties between Cuba and the United States, but the rapprochement may complicate matters for Havana's chief ally, Venezuela, which has been moving in the opposite direction, becoming more stridently anti-American.
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