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Cubans hope for better future with US-Havana deal

Students and teachers celebrate after listening to a live, nationally broadcast speech by Cuba's President Raul Castro about the country's restoration of relations with the United States. (AP)

Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they’ll soon see expanded trade and new economic vibrancy even though the 53-year-old economic embargo remains in place for the time being.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kate visits NYC kids; Prince William joins Obama 

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge greets children and parents outside the Northside Center after her visit, in New York, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Kate and Prince William are on a three-day visit to the US, their first official visit since a 2011 trip to California. AP

Britain’s Prince William sat down with President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday and unveiled an effort to curtail illegal wildlife trading, while his wife, Kate, made an impression of a down-to-earth duchess on preschoolers and prominent British expats in New York.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

First lady Michelle Obama, second from right, joined by her daughters Sasha Obama, left, and Malia Obama, waves to the press after welcoming the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The White House Christmas tree has arrived.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US may send additional troops to Afghanistan next year

Afghanistan Military

The US military likely will keep a slightly larger force in Afghanistan in 2015 than first planned and American troops will have authority to come to the aid of Afghan forces if necessary, officials said Tuesday.   The United States may have to deploy hundreds of additional forces in coming months, beyond the 9,800-strong contingent […]

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Another teen wounded in US school shooting dies

This Oct. 30, 2014, file photo shows Gay Soriano, left, talking with daughter Gabby, 11, as her brother Titan, 13, and father Rick walk nearby and along a memorial for victims of a deadly school shooting nearly a week earlier, in Marysville, Washington. AP.

Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to five the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in the cafeteria two weeks ago.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »