Caribbean - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Caribbean Man freed from prison faces possible deportation to Cuba DENVER (AP) — The detention of a Cuban immigrant set to rejoin his family after he was mistakenly released from prison, then put back, has raised questions about whether more people from the island nation will be deported from the United States now that relations between the two countries have thawed. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement took custody ... Fri, 19 May 2017 01:39:00 GMT 2017-05-19T01:39:00Z Crawford says move to 147 is soon, but Diaz at MSG is next NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Crawford has heard the question so many times he anticipates it like an overmatched opponent's punch. So, when will he go searching for a showdown at 147 pounds? "Soon," he said. First, there's still business at 140. The undefeated champion will defend his titles Saturday against Felix Diaz, a ... Thu, 18 May 2017 20:44:00 GMT 2017-05-18T20:44:00Z Colorado man to be freed early now in immigration custody DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man whose 98-year prison term was cut short by a judge has been detained by immigration officials just as he was set to be released. Rene Lima-Marin was released to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Denver on Wednesday, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections. Lima-Marin, who came... Thu, 18 May 2017 03:08:00 GMT 2017-05-18T03:08:00Z Puerto Rico militant leader emerges from 36 years in custody SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera emerged from house arrest Wednesday and was celebrated by supporters after decades in custody, freed in a case that made him a martyr for some but angered those who lost loved ones in a string of bombings. Wearing black jeans and a shirt decorated with a Puerto Rican flag pin, the 74-... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:07:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:07:00Z Plane with New York CEO, 3 others, missing in Bahamas MIAMI (AP) — Authorities searched in the Bahamas on Tuesday for a small overdue plane with four people from the U.S. on board, including a prominent New York businesswoman and her two children. The U.S. Coast Guard said the twin-engine MU-2B was east of the island of Eleuthera on Monday when air traffic control in Miami lost radar and radio contact with the plane. It was en ... Tue, 16 May 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-05-16T21:54:00Z Terrorist or hero? Puerto Rican nationalist to be freed NEW YORK (AP) — A Puerto Rican nationalist is set to be freed after decades behind bars for his role in a violent struggle for independence from the U.S. Oscar Lopez Rivera is expected to be released in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, and the 74-year-old is also slated to be honored as a hero at New York City's Puerto Rican Day parade next month. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 13:50:00 GMT 2017-05-16T13:50:00Z Johnny Depp's 'endless fun' with 'Pirates' Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem and Geoffrey Rush talk about the joy of being pirates at the European premiere of 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' in Paris (May 15.) Mon, 15 May 2017 14:56:00 GMT 2017-05-15T14:56:00Z Former CIA captive wants to speak at Guantanamo despite risk MIAMI (AP) — The first CIA captive subjected to what the U.S. government called "enhanced interrogation techniques" after the Sept. 11 attacks is choosing to testify about conditions inside the Guantanamo Bay detention center even if it could create legal problems for him later. The lawyer for the Palestinian known as Zayne Abu Zubaydah says in a letter r... Thu, 11 May 2017 14:11:00 GMT 2017-05-11T14:11:00Z Haitians fear wrenching end to US immigration protection MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Farah Larrieux feels like she's about to be forced out after living and working in the U.S. for more than a decade. Immigration privileges granted to her and many other Haitians after the 2010 earthquake could soon be revoked. President Donald Trump's appointees must announce by May 23 whether to continue "temporary protected status" ... Wed, 10 May 2017 18:58:00 GMT 2017-05-10T18:58:00Z For sale: 5 acres of paradise. And presidential goodwill? WASHINGTON (AP) — For sale: Luxury waterfront escape. Comes with two villas and five acres of paradise. And perhaps a bit of goodwill from the president of the United States? President Donald Trump's corporate trust is selling a multimillion-dollar Caribbean resort, presenting an enticing new way for a wealthy interest to get the president's attention and creating a fresh et... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:18:00 GMT 2017-05-10T08:18:00Z AP Top Stories May 9 P Here's the latest for Tuesday, May 9th: President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey; The U.S. intends to arm Syrian Kurds in the battle... Tue, 09 May 2017 22:47:00 GMT 2017-05-09T22:47:00Z Sale of Trump Caribbean property revives ethics concerns WASHINGTON (AP) — For sale: Luxury waterfront escape. Comes with two villas and five acres of paradise. And perhaps a bit of goodwill from the president of the United States? President Donald Trump's corporate trust is selling a multimillion-dollar Caribbean resort, presenting an enticing new way for a wealthy interest to get the president's attention and creating a fresh et... Tue, 09 May 2017 22:20:00 GMT 2017-05-09T22:20:00Z AP Exclusive: US digs for evidence of Haiti immigrant crimes WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration weighs extending humanitarian protections for thousands of Haitian immigrants, officials are digging for unusual information: How many have been convicted of crimes. Internal emails obtained by The Associated Press show a top immigration official wanted not only crime data on Haitians who are protected from de... Tue, 09 May 2017 20:16:00 GMT 2017-05-09T20:16:00Z The whole gumbo: Notes from lovers of New Orleans' Jazz Fest NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For seven days, the blare of trombones, tubas, washboards, guitars and soul-stirring vocals washes over this city as artists perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Jazz Fest features an assortment of well-known out-of-town artists such as Stevie Wonder and Maroon 5 as well as the zydeco, jazz and blues music Louisiana is known for. This year ... Sat, 06 May 2017 16:03:00 GMT 2017-05-06T16:03:00Z Puerto Rico to close 179 public schools amid crisis SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is closing 179 public schools in a move expected to save more than $7 million amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus to the U.S. mainland in the past decade, officials said Friday. More than 27,000 students will be moved elsewhere when their schools close at the end of May, said newly appointed Educ... Fri, 05 May 2017 22:29:00 GMT 2017-05-05T22:29:00Z Puerto Rico faces uncertain future as debt saga unfolds SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Uncertainty is spreading across Puerto Rico and the U.S. municipal bond market now that the U.S. territory has taken an unprecedented step into federal court to restructure a portion of its $73 billion debt. Many economists anticipated the island's move Wednesday to seek a bankruptcy-like process amid a 10-year recession, but ... Thu, 04 May 2017 17:09:00 GMT 2017-05-04T17:09:00Z A look at the latest twist in Puerto Rico's debt saga A look at the move by Puerto Rico's government to seek a form of bankruptcy protection as the U.S. Caribbean island territory struggles to emerge from a prolonged debt crisis and recession. DID PUERTO RICO JUST FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY? Sort of. As a U.S. territory, the island cannot follow the court process used by other... Wed, 03 May 2017 22:09:00 GMT 2017-05-03T22:09:00Z Puerto Rico turns to courts for debt protection SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor turned to the courts Wednesday to protect the U.S. territory from a crushing $73 billion debt in the largest effort ever made by a U.S. government to shield itself from creditors. Gov. Ricardo Rossello made the announcement after negotiations with Puerto Rico's bondholders failed. Rossello said a federal... Wed, 03 May 2017 21:23:00 GMT 2017-05-03T21:23:00Z Second weekend of Jazz Fest kicks off with a sunny forecast NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After rain deluged and muddied the infield at the Fair Grounds Race Course, sparking a partial shutdown last week of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, it returns Thursday through Sunday with acts including Darrius Rucker, Wilco, Earth Wind & Fire, Boney James, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Meghan Trainor, Patti LaBelle and the Kings of Leon. ... Wed, 03 May 2017 21:21:00 GMT 2017-05-03T21:21:00Z Puerto Rico hit with lawsuits after litigation freeze ends SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Bondholders sued Puerto Rico on Tuesday in the first legal challenges to hit the U.S. territory after the expiration of a freeze on litigation that protected it from lawsuits amid a deep economic crisis. A group representing those who bought a portion of the $16 billion worth of bonds backed by Puerto Rico's sales tax said in ... Tue, 02 May 2017 20:55:00 GMT 2017-05-02T20:55:00Z Pushing for victories, Trump shows disconnect with House GOP WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could be on the verge of marking two significant legislative accomplishments at the start of his presidency. Yet he's displayed a curious disconnect with Republicans on Capitol Hill, raising questions about how deeply he is delving into the specifics of legislative sausage-making. In interviews and Tweets, Trump ha... Mon, 01 May 2017 23:18:00 GMT 2017-05-01T23:18:00Z Puerto Ricans protest on May Day as debt deadline nears SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of protesters blocked roads and marched in Puerto Rico's capital Monday to vent their anger over a decade-long economic crisis and looming austerity measures. The May Day demonstrators denounced the U.S. Caribbean territory's leaders, blamed a federal control board overseeing its finances for their economic troubles and demanded an audi... Mon, 01 May 2017 19:25:00 GMT 2017-05-01T19:25:00Z Protester disrupts start of Cuba's annual May Day parade HAVANA (AP) — A protester briefly disrupted the start of Cuba's largest annual political event on Monday, sprinting in front of May Day marchers and brandishing a U.S. flag before he was dragged away. President Raul Castro watched along with other military and civilian leaders and foreign dignitaries as the man broke through security and ran ahead of the ... Mon, 01 May 2017 17:31:00 GMT 2017-05-01T17:31:00Z Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board CARAMBOLA, Cuba (AP) — A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said. Cuba's military said in a statement that the Soviet-made AN-26 took off from the Playa Baracoa airport outside Havana at 6:38 a.m. and crashed outside the town of Candelaria about 40 miles (65 kilometers) away... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:08:00 GMT 2017-04-30T01:08:00Z Fyre Fest fiasco: Bahamas party lives, dies on social media In this day and age, the young and beautiful live and die on social media. And it's been a sudden and ugly death for the ill-fated Fyre Festival, a multiday music, art and culture party that promised "an invitation to let loose and unplug with the likeminded" on the Bahamian island of Exuma. The festival's rise and fall has played out i... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:11:00 GMT 2017-04-29T21:11:00Z Fyer Fest fiasco: Bahamas party becomes huge disappointment In this day and age, the young and beautiful live and die on social media. In the case of the ill-fated Fyre Festival — a multiday music, art and culture party that promised "an invitation to let loose and unplug with the likeminded" on the Bahamian island of Exuma — it's been a sudden and ugly death, chronicled in real-time on YouTube and filtered through Facebook. ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:55:00 GMT 2017-04-29T18:55:00Z Concert fans angry as hyped Bahamas festival is canceled MIAMI (AP) — Organizers of a much-hyped music festival in the Bahamas canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel. Fyre Festival organizers announced the cancellation of what they previously billed as a "once-in-a-lifetime" concert along the lines of the Co... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:44:00 GMT 2017-04-28T23:44:00Z Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in prison on 67 counts, including health care fraud, submitti... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:08:00 GMT 2017-04-28T23:08:00Z The Latest: No House vote on health care this week WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A top House Republican says the chamber will not vote on GOP legislation replacing President Barack Obama's health care law until at least next week. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:31:00 GMT 2017-04-28T02:31:00Z From 0-100: Presidents' first days come at varying speed WASHINGTON (AP) — A president's first 100 days can be a tire-squealing hustle from the starting line (Franklin Roosevelt), a triumph of style over substance (Jimmy Carter), a taste of what's to come (Ronald Reagan) or an ambitious plan of action that gets rudely interrupted by world events (pick a president). Here's a snapshot of the first 100 days for pr... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:44:00 GMT 2017-04-27T20:44:00Z