AP Analysis: US was at odds with world over Cuba policy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's decision to pursue new relations with Cuba was driven in part by a stinging realization: Longstanding U.S. policies aimed at isolating Cuba had instead put Washington at odds with the rest of the world....
Executions, new death sentences continue to fall
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report....
US wins release of spy held for years in Cuba jail
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This much is known about the Cuban man who spied for the United States and was released Wednesday in a historic prisoner swap: He had access to closely held intelligence information at the highest levels of the Cuban government....
US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations....
Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials....
AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers....
Obama says people should 'go to the movies'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. He says people should "go to the movies."...
Following the release of American hostage Alan Gross after five years of captivity in Cuba, President Obama is calling on Congress to lift the decades old embargo. Obama also announced the start of talks with the Cuba government to normalize relations, including opening of an embassy in Havanna.
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