Cubans aghast at car prices as new law kicks in

HAVANA (AP): Talk about sticker shock! Cubans are eagerly flocking to Havana car dealerships as a new law takes effect eliminating a special permit requirement that has greatly restricted vehicle ownership in the country.To their dismay on Friday, the...

Democrats breaking Republican lock on Cuban vote in Florida

For more than two decades, running for Congress in this sun-soaked city of Cuban exiles has required two things: a Republican registration card and a hard line toward the Castro regime....

Mother fights for brain-dead girl

OAKLAND, California (AP):A California judge said Friday that the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after sleep apnea surgery may remove her daughter from an Oakland hospital if she assumes full responsibility for the consequences,...

International news in brief

Guatemalan journalist ordered away from vice prez - GUATEMALA CITY (AP):A Guatemalan journalist is filing a series of legal complaints against a judge's decision to grant the country's vice president a temporary restraining order...

Senior al-Qaida figure dies in custody

BEIRUT (AP):The leader of an al-Qaida-linked group that carried out attacks across the Middle East before shifting its focus to Syria's civil war died on Saturday while in custody in Lebanon, the army said....

Push for sentencing changes under way in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP):An unusual alliance of tea party enthusiasts and liberal leaders in Congress is pursuing major changes in the country's mandatory sentencing laws.What's motivating them are growing concerns about both the fairness of the sentences ...

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