Fidel Castro - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Fidel Castro Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, 1st Cuban-American in Congress, to retire U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office. The 64-year-old Republican was elected last November to Florida's redrawn 27th district, a stretch of southeast Miami-Dade County that is heavily Democratic. Hillary Clinton won it over Don... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-04-30T19:46:00Z NBC reporter, Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear dies SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Cecilia Alvear, who fought for Latino inclusion in newsrooms and reached unprecedented heights for a Hispanic woman in journalism in a decades-long career with NBC news, has died, her partner said Tuesday. Alvear, who also served as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, died at her home in Santa Monica ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:35:00 GMT 2017-04-26T02:35:00Z Havana named as host city for 2017 International Jazz Day NEW YORK (AP) — Herbie Hancock has twice before visited Havana to perform intimate solo-duet concerts with his Cuban counterpart Chucho Valdes, but at the end of April the two renowned jazz pianists will be collaborating on a grander scale. Hancock and Valdes will be serving as artistic directors for the 6th International Jazz Day. On Monday, the United N... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:21:00 GMT 2017-04-10T14:21:00Z Cuba a year from getting new, non-Castro president HAVANA (AP) — If all goes as expected, in exactly one year President Raul Castro will hand responsibility for Cuba's faltering economy and aging, disaffected population to a little-known, 57-year-old Communist Party official. It will be the first time since its founding in 1959 that the Cuban state has not been led by a member of the Castro family. First ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:04:00 GMT 2017-02-24T05:04:00Z AP image of Turkish assassin wins World Press Photo award AMSTERDAM (AP) — As an off-duty policeman who had just assassinated Russia's ambassador to Turkey stood in front of Burhan Ozbilici waving a gun, the veteran Associated Press photographer summoned the composure to stand his ground and keep taking pictures. "I immediately decided to do my job because I could be wounded, maybe die, but at least I have to re... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:32:00 GMT 2017-02-13T18:32:00Z With no deal on convicted killer, police slam US-Cuba pact TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of New Jersey's state police has criticized a law enforcement deal reached between the U.S. and Cuba, because it doesn't require the return of a woman convicted of killing a state trooper. Col. Rick Fuentes said Thursday that the information-sharing agreement announced this week burned Barack Obama's last opportunity to negot... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:16:00 GMT 2017-01-20T14:16:00Z AP New Year's poll: Americans ready to bid farewell to 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going to get better for the country next year. A look at the key findings of the Associated Press-Times Square All... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 18:53:00 GMT 2016-12-31T18:53:00Z AP New Year's poll: Americans hopeful for a better 2017 NEW YORK (AP) — Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going to get better for the country next year. A look at the key findings of the Associated Press-Times Square All... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 02:29:00 GMT 2016-12-27T02:29:00Z AP Poll: US election voted top news story of 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — The turbulent U.S. election, featuring Donald Trump's unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, was the overwhelming pick for the top news story of 2016, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. The No. 2 story also was a dramatic upset — Britons' vote to leave the European ... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:56:00 GMT 2016-12-21T15:56:00Z Is demand for travel to Cuba flattening? Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring hotel prices on the island, American Airlines cutting some flights, and uncertainty over whether new travel restrictions could be imposed when Donald Trump takes office. Gregory Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours, a tour company that's taken 3,000 Americans to Cuba, confirms there has been a softening ... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:25:00 GMT 2016-12-07T22:25:00Z 1st Cuban migrants land in Florida since Castro's death MIAMI (AP) — Thirteen Cuban migrants who arrived early Tuesday in the Florida Keys aboard a homemade boat are the first to land on U.S. soil since Fidel Castro died, U.S. authorities said, adding they're on alert amid an ongoing surge in sea crossings. The migrants were all in good health after arriving on Big Pine Key around 4 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:36:00 GMT 2016-12-06T18:36:00Z Fidel Castro laid to rest in private ceremony in east Cuba SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — A wooden box containing Fidel Castro's ashes was placed by his brother and successor on Sunday into the side of a granite boulder that has become Cuba's only official monument to the charismatic bearded rebel who seized control of a U.S.-allied Caribbean island and transformed it into a western outpost of Soviet-style communism that he ruled with absolu... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:19:00 GMT 2016-12-05T03:19:00Z 10 Things to Know for Monday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. GOVERNMENT DENIES PERMIT FOR NORTH DAKOTA PIPELINE The Army Corps of Engineers' decision is a victory for opponents who say the $3.8 billion project would threaten a water source and cultural sites. 2. DEATH TO... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:35:00 GMT 2016-12-05T02:35:00Z Fidel Castro's final resting spot revealed SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — About a year ago, trucks full of building materials began arriving at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago. On Saturday, a white cloth was draped over a new structure near the mausoleum for Cuban independence leader Jose Marti. Beyond those few clues, the details of Fidel Castro's final resting place were... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:03:00 GMT 2016-12-04T19:03:00Z The Latest: No tears shed by Miami exiles for Castro funeral SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — The Latest on the interment of Fidel Castro in Santiago, Cuba (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Cuban exile Armando Garcia was at the Versailles restaurant in Miami's Little Havana on Sunday when Fidel Castro was being interred in the island's eastern city of Santiago. Regulars sipped espressos and s... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:35:00 GMT 2016-12-04T16:35:00Z Semper (and suffer) Fidel: Artists conflicted about Castro NEW YORK (AP) — As a prominent advocate for human rights, the poet Rose Styron knew well the abuses in Fidel Castro's Cuba and the censorship of artists and publications with dissenting views. But when she and her husband, author William Styron, were invited to meet him in 2000 she didn't hesitate to accept. "He was an interesting, controversial, obviousl... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:30:00 GMT 2016-12-04T02:30:00Z Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — After a week of national mourning that reached near-religious peaks of adulation, Cuban President Raul Castro announced Saturday that his government would prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel and bar the construction of statues of him in keeping with the former leader's desire to avoid a cult of personality. ... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:30:00 GMT 2016-12-04T02:30:00Z Castro's death celebrations collide with Art Basel Miami WYNWOOD, Fla. (AP) — "Fidel, may you rot in hell." That was the stark message on a mural outside a popular thrift store in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood that had dozens waiting in line to sign their name. The trendy neighborhood is known for graffiti art outside most businesses. This year, the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro came just days before near... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:05:00 GMT 2016-12-03T01:05:00Z Adulation of Fidel Castro runs deepest in rural eastern Cuba EL GUAYABO, Cuba (AP) — The single dirt street in El Guayabo runs past a few dozen cinderblock homes, the medical clinic and the primary school to a grove of 76 trees planted to honor Fidel Castro on his 76th birthday. On Friday, residents of El Guayabo walked a mile down that street to Cuba's central highway to bid a final farewell to the man they credit... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:55:00 GMT 2016-12-02T19:55:00Z 10 Things to Know for Today Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO TRUMP SELECTS FOR DEFENSE SECRETARY The president-elect nominates retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, former chief of U.S. Central Command. 2. GATLINBURG, TENN. WORKS TO RECOVER AFTER WILDFIRES ... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:53:00 GMT 2016-12-02T12:53:00Z Art Basel Miami Beach festivities continue despite Zika MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Miami's art world does not stop for Zika-carrying mosquitoes. Poolside parties, outdoor red carpets and blocks upon blocks of art fairs are continuing as planned this week for Art Basel Miami Beach. "The parties are happening. Everyone's here," said Ocean Drive magazine's editor in chief Jared Shapiro, who hosted a lavish party Tu... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:30:00 GMT 2016-12-01T22:30:00Z Cuban family reveals complex reaction to Castro death SANTA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — When Nancy Belcourt was a girl, two of her uncles fled their home in the central Cuban countryside to join rebels fighting a counter-revolution against Fidel Castro. One was shot to death by firing squad, his bones found by Belcourt's family many years later. Another was shot and killed while fighting Castro's men in the Escambray mountains in 1963. ... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:21:00 GMT 2016-12-01T17:21:00Z Miami celebrations at Castro's death shock those in Havana MIAMI (AP) — For more than a decade, Maria Vazquez's store had a special gift basket to celebrate Fidel Castro's death. For $24.99, it includes a bottle of cider with the label "only open after Fidel's death," and toilet paper bearing the Cuban leader image. She's sold more than 250 since Castro's death at 90 was announced Friday night. ... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:09:00 GMT 2016-12-01T11:09:00Z Fidel Castro ashes complete first leg of cross-country trip SANTA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — Fidel Castro's ashes are completing the first leg of a more than 500-mile (800-kilometer) journey across Cuba, traveling in a flag-draped cedar coffin through small towns and cities where his rebel army fought its way to power nearly 60 years ago. Just after 7 a.m. on Wednesday, an honor guard placed the coffin under a glass box o... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:37:00 GMT 2016-12-01T05:37:00Z After getting $110M deal, Cespedes wants to finish with Mets NEW YORK (AP) — Having finalized a $110 million, four-year contract with the New York Mets, Yoenis Cespedes declared: "God willing, I will finish out my career with this team." Mets general manager Sandy Alderson quickly interjected: "God willing, and a no-trade clause, by the way." Acquired by the Mets at the July 31 trade deadline in ... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:18:00 GMT 2016-12-01T02:18:00Z In Africa, Latin America, Fidel Castro inspired many SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The leader of a small, Caribbean nation, Fidel Castro was a major figure across much of the world, inspiring quixotic insurgencies, pouring soldiers into successful wars of liberation, helping define the politics of a whole continent. His death has been met with mourning, honors and recriminations. Yet in Latin America, Cu... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:31:00 GMT 2016-11-30T22:31:00Z Palestinian leader seeks Trump support for independence RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president on Wednesday expressed hope that President-elect Donald Trump will support the Palestinian quest for independence, saying little is known about the incoming American leader's policies. In a sprawling speech that lasted well over three hours to his Fatah Party, President Mahmoud Abbas said he hopes that ... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:24:00 GMT 2016-11-30T20:24:00Z Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro's ashes begin journey HAVANA (AP) — Surrounded by white roses and drawn by a green military jeep, Fidel Castro's ashes began a more than 500-mile (800-kilometer) journey on Wednesday across the country he ruled for nearly 50 years. Just after 7 a.m, an honor guard placed a small, flag-draped cedar coffin under a glass dome on a trailer behind the Russian jeep. Thousands of sol... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:10:00 GMT 2016-11-30T19:10:00Z Trump's idea of 'presidential' diverges from past presidents WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, that most unconventional of presidential candidates, last spring pledged that he would act perfectly presidential when the time was right. "I will be so presidential that you'll call me and you'll say, 'Donald, you have to stop that, it's too much,'" he promised during a March television interview. Less t... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:10:00 GMT 2016-11-30T15:10:00Z Miami dolphins revoke tickets, ban fans involved in brawl MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins revoked the season tickets of a group involved in a fight in Hard Rock Stadium's upper deck during a game against the San Francisco 49ers. The team also announced in a statement issued late Tuesday that the unidentified fans are also banned from the stadium. Miami television station WFOR ( ) reports another fan filmed t... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:18:00 GMT 2016-11-30T14:18:00Z