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US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway,...full story
updated 2014-12-18 03:02 AM
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US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway,....Fullstory

2014-12-18 03:02 AM

Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. and Cuba soon will begin talks to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward....Fullstory

2014-12-18 03:02 AM

Biathlon investigating vice president over doping

Associated Press

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) -- Biathlon's governing body is stepping up its investigation into alleged doping infringements by one its vice presidents. The International Biathlon Union has....Fullstory

2014-12-18 03:02 AM

The AP picks its Top 10 theater of 2014
By MARK KENNEDY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- This year's best-in-theater list includes a musical with multiple murders, another with a cross-dressing German, one that's set in a decadent....Fullstory

2014-12-18 03:02 AM

Scientists: Alcatraz prisoners could have survived

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Scientists say the three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S.....Fullstory

2014-12-18 03:42 AM

US judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in 1944
By JEFFREY COLLINS
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) -- A judge has overturned the murder conviction of a 14-year-old black boy who was executed in 1944 in the deaths....Fullstory

2014-12-18 03:02 AM

Florida man flies 3,000th rescue animal to safety
By TAMARA LUSH
Associated Press

TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- A Florida Keys man recently flew his 3,000th rescue animal to a better life. Retired businessman Jeff Bennett volunteers with Pilots and....Fullstory

2014-12-18 03:02 AM

Key dates in US relations with Cuba
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations: -- Jan. 1, 1959: Fidel Castro's rebels take power as dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba. The United States soon recognizes the....Fullstory

2014-12-18 03:02 AM

BlackBerry launches Classic smartphone in last-ditch effort

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new smartphone called the Classic, featuring a traditional keyboard at a time when....Fullstory

2014-12-18 03:02 AM

Stanford aims to bring player pianos back to life
By TERENCE CHEA
Associated Press

STANFORD, California (AP) -- Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano -- the high-tech music machine of the early 20th century. Stanford....Fullstory

2014-12-18 03:02 AM

Guam Facebook user arrested after online comments

Associated Press

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- A man has been arrested on terrorizing charges after a comment left on a Facebook post in Guam. Pacific Daily News reports....Fullstory

2014-12-18 03:42 AM



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2014-12-18 03:42 AM

2 wisteria lamps centerpiece of Tiffany auction

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two nearly identical Tiffany wisteria lamps designed in 1901 have sold for over $1 million each at auction. They sold at Sotheby's....Fullstory

2014-12-18 03:02 AM

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