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Gross release: How it happened

Gross release: How it happened

Alan Gross was in a Cuban prison Tuesday morning when his attorney, Scott Gilbert, phoned to say Gross would soon be released. There was a long pause.
The wait for Cuban beaches and cigars continues

The wait for Cuban beaches and cigars continues

The end of the 50-year freeze in diplomatic relations with Cuba will mean many more U.S. travelers could be on their way to the neighbor island, only 90 miles from Key West, Florida.
U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

The U.S. is getting ready to blame North Korea for the mega hack on Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."
U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

 The U.S. is getting ready to blame North Korea for the mega hack on Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."
2016 Republicans slam Cuba announcement

2016 Republicans slam Cuba announcement

  President Barack Obama's historic move to loosen the U.S. embargo on Cuba opens a political minefield for Republicans with presidential aspirations.
What is this band doing with a samurai sword?

What is this band doing with a samurai sword?

What do you get when you combine Japanese culture, rock and musical theater? Chaos. Or more precisely KAO=S -- a band of spellbinding musicians presenting vivid visual performances unlike anything you may have ever seen.
1st woman bishop named for Church of England

1st woman bishop named for Church of England

The first woman bishop to serve in the Church of England was named Wednesday, in a historic step that follows years of sometimes contentious debate.
McDonald's forced to ration fries in Japan

McDonald's forced to ration fries in Japan

 LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Japanese fast food fans ain't lovin' it. McDonald's restaurants in the country are running out of fries.
Apple closes online store in Russia as ruble tumbles

Apple closes online store in Russia as ruble tumbles

Apple's online store is down in Russia, yet another sign that the ruble's downward spiral has far-reaching effects.
Whistle-blower: Woe betide anyone reporting 'FIFA corruption'

Whistle-blower: Woe betide anyone reporting 'FIFA corruption'

A soccer whistle-blower has criticized FIFA's "culture of self-protection" after the world governing body rejected her claim over a breach of confidentiality as the World Cup bidding saga rumbled on.
How Sydney hostage tragedy changes Australia

How Sydney hostage tragedy changes Australia

On September 11, 2001, the city of Melbourne, Australia evacuated its World Trade Center.
New York cinema cancels "The Interview" premiere after hackers' threat

New York cinema cancels "The Interview" premiere after hackers' threat

A theater has canceled the New York premiere of "The Interview" after a group that claimed it hacked Sony Pictures posted a threat against people who go to watch the movie.
GM to make more cars in Mexico

GM to make more cars in Mexico

GM plans to spend $3.6 billion over the next four years to modernize and expand its production facilities in Mexico.
Turbulence injures passengers on American Airlines flight

Turbulence injures passengers on American Airlines flight

 An American Airlines plane en route from Seoul, Korea to Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas diverted to Narita, Japan, Tuesday after 15 people were reportedly injured by turbulence during the flight.
Ancient pharaoh statue rises again in Egypt

Ancient pharaoh statue rises again in Egypt

A massive statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep III was toppled in an earthquake some 3,000 years ago. It has risen again.