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Nation Sep 03Hurricane Dorian stalls over the Bahamas, causing widespread flooding
As of daybreak Tuesday, Dorian's winds had dipped to 120 mph, making it a still highly dangerous Category 3 hurricane, and the storm was at a standstill, with part of its eyewall hanging over Grand Bahama Island.
Nation Jul 17Puerto Rican protesters demand governor resign amid online chat scandal
Online chats between Rosselló and members of his administration leaked, revealed the men mocking women, the handicapped and victims of Hurricane Maria.
Politics Jul 16Puerto Rico’s governor in crisis amid online chat scandal
The scandal that is threatening to buckle the 40-year-old Ricardo Rosselló centers on a profanity-laced and at times misogynistic online chat with nine other male members of his administration.
World Jun 24What’s an advanced Russian warship doing in Havana harbor?
Russia has not provided details about the purpose of its trip, but the Kremlin has moved to bolster Russia's military capability amid tensions with the West.
Nation Jun 04Trump administration bans educational and recreational travel to Cuba
A Treasury Department statement says the U.S. will no longer allow the group educational and cultural trips known as "people to people" travel to the island.
World Apr 07In possible first, Cuba allows march by animal activists
A march by independent civil society groups seeking government action will be a remarkable sight in a country where, for nearly 60 years, virtually every aspect of life was part of a single chain of command ending in a supreme…
World Mar 04Trump administration prepares to tighten Cuba trade embargo
Under the new rules, the U.S. would allow lawsuits against foreign companies using properties confiscated by the Cuban government after the 1959 revolution.
World Jan 14Men dressed as police massacred civilians in Haiti, witnesses say
Witnesses, a human-rights group and a Catholic charity told The Associated Press that at least 21 men were slain over a 24-hour period in a Nov. 13 massacre.
Nation Dec 19Deal allows Cubans to sign with big league baseball teams without defecting
Major League Baseball, its players' association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island nation to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on…
World May 20Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints
The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade.