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Sep 29, 2008 at 8:04 AM
The ghosts of Tampa's old-time wiseguys awakened this summer when Mafia scion John "Junior" Gotti came to town in handcuffs, accused of pulling the strings in a bunch of classic mobster crimes.
Aug 30, 2008 at 10:29 AM
A Cuban punk rocker known for his raunchy lyrics criticizing Fidel Castro was convicted of public disorder Friday, but freed after a court dismissed a more serious "social dangerousness" charge that could have sent him to prison for four years.
Aug 17, 2008 at 7:37 PM
Republican candidate Mike Erickson is calling a six-day visit to Cuba in 2004 a "humanitarian trip" to deliver medical supplies. But those familiar with the trip said it was basically a vacation.
Jul 24, 2008 at 7:35 AM
Ailing Fidel Castro said Wednesday that Cuba's president was right to adopt a "dignified silence" over a Moscow newspaper report that Russia may send nuclear bombers to the island, and said Cuba doesn't owe any explanation to Washington about the story.
Jul 4, 2008 at 9:18 AM
Former Sen. Jesse Helms, who built a career along the fault lines of racial politics and battled liberals, Communists and the occasional fellow Republican during 30 conservative years in Congress, died on the Fourth of July.
May 25, 2008 at 12:50 PM
The French film ''The Class,'' a frank tale about classroom life using real students and teachers at a junior high school, won top honors Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival. Italian films won the second-place grand prize and third-place jury prize.
May 23, 2008 at 8:12 AM
With his epic film biography of Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Steven Soderbergh defiantly has made the story he wanted to see, one that will prove a very tough sell to some audiences.
Apr 27, 2008 at 11:56 AM
Only a month has passed since ordinary Cubans won the right to own computers, and the government still keeps a rigid grip on Internet access. But that hasn't stopped thousands from finding their way into cyberspace.
Feb 24, 2008 at 12:10 PM
Nearly 50 years of rule by Fidel Castro ended in Cuba on Sunday as parliament chose his brother Raul to replace him - a transition that leaves the island's communist system unshaken.
Feb 22, 2008 at 10:51 AM
Fidel Castro said Friday that he's relieved to be stepping down as Cuba's president, complaining that the process of selecting Cuba's next government "had left me exhausted."
Feb 19, 2008 at 6:01 PM
For the first time in nearly fifty years Fidel Castro won't be heart and soul of government in Cuba. University of Oregon Director of Latin American Studies weighs in on the news.
Feb 19, 2008 at 8:00 AM
Motorists honked vigorously at police patrol cars and television reporters. Small groups talked on the streets or in local eateries. But many didn't get their hopes up for major changes on the communist island.
Feb 17, 2008 at 2:55 PM
President Hugo Chavez sent a soothing message to American motorists on Sunday, saying that Venezuela is not preparing to cut off oil shipments to the United States.
Jan 29, 2008 at 5:02 PM
Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida Republican primary Tuesday night, edging past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and seizing precious campaign momentum for next week's string of contests across 21 states.
Jan 24, 2008 at 7:50 AM
Fidel Castro revealed Thursday that he thought he was dying when he fell ill in July 2006, and hastily made plans to give up power as doctors fought to save his life.