The fourth Thanksgiving. The fourth Hanukkah. This is a hard season for Judy Gross, even harder for her husband, Alan, who on Tuesday began his fifth year of captivity in a Cuban prison.
Diana Nyad's 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, a first, took 53 hours. But really, the journey was much longer. Her first attempt at the feat was in 1978 and the successful try this weekend was her fifth attempt.
Labor Day. Here’s to mom. Thanks for pushing. And thanks to the modern labor movement for epidurals.
The mesmerizing period drama “Magic City” continues with Ike (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) again crossing ethical boundaries. This time, he initiates a scheme to rig the Cuban lottery. 9 p.m., Starz.
The following editorial appeared Monday in the Kansas City Star:
HAVANA — Cuba’s admission that it was secretly sending aging weapons systems to North Korea has turned the global spotlight on a little-known link in a secretive network of rusting freighters and charter jets that moves weapons to and from North Korea despite U.N. sanctions.
Brian Metzger to open Gio Taco in November.
Jamie's Bitchen Kitchen truck headed to Montana.
The following editorial appeared Monday in The Miami Herald:
MIAMI — Prisoners taking part in an expanding hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay leveled new complaints about their military jailers Wednesday as a team from the International Committee of the Red Cross made a fact-finding trip to the U.S. base in Cuba.
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro says President Hugo Chavez has died.
New restaurant will bring Caribbean flavor downtown
An illegal immigrant from Cuba has been sentenced to more than
12 years in federal prison after being convicted in an Tucson
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Cuba is willing to hold talks with the
United States "on any level," Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno
Rodriguez said Wednesday in conciliatory remarks aimed at the Obama
HAVANA — Michael Douglas staged an impromptu walking tour of the
Cuban capital's historic district Tuesday, posing for photos with
construction workers and surprised residents.
WASHINGTON — Trumpeting a victory against careless spending,
President Obama on Wednesday signed a defense bill that kills some
costly weapons projects and expands war efforts. In a major
civil-rights change, the law also makes it a federal hate crime to
assault people based on sexual orientation.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether
Guantanamo detainees who are considered no threat can be ordered
released in the United States — over the objections of the Obama
administration and Congress — if they have nowhere else to go.
WASHINGTON — President Obama won a modest victory Tuesday in his
continuing effort to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba,
allowing the government to continue to transfer detainees at the
facility to the U.S. to be prosecuted.