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  • Dow jumps after Fed pledges patience in rate hikes
    Dow jumps after Fed pledges patience in rate hikes

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average surged as much as 300 points after the Federal Reserve signaled it was edging closer to raising interest rates because of a strengthening U.S. economy, but promised to be "patient" in its approach.

  • After 53 years, time is right for US and Cuba
    After 53 years, time is right for US and Cuba

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — After 53 years of hostility between the United States and Cuba, the timing to make amends was perfect for both governments.

  • Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba
    Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday and declared an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.

  • Cuba releasing spy for US in move to restore ties
    Cuba releasing spy for US in move to restore ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuba has freed a Cuban man who was imprisoned for nearly 20 years for spying for the United States, American officials said Wednesday as President Barack Obama announced steps toward restoring diplomatic relations.

  • Raul Castro welcomes renewal of relations with US
    Raul Castro welcomes renewal of relations with US

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro told Cubans Wednesday his nation has agreed to restore relations with the United States, 53 years after diplomatic ties were broken.

  • A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US
    A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US

    HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents.

  • Key dates in US relations with Cuba
    Key dates in US relations with Cuba

    Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:

  • Pakistan buries victims of school massacre
    Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to become a pilot. A 13-year-old wanted to become a doctor. Another kid just loved playing video games with his cousins.

  • Israeli PM slams EU taking Hamas off terror list

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the European Union Wednesday for removing Hamas from its terrorist list, calling it a staggering example of European hypocrisy and an indication that many on the continent have learned nothing from the Holocaust.

  • Quotes from Pakistani families over school attack
    Quotes from Pakistani families over school attack

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Reaction to the killings of 148 people — almost all of them students — at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan:

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