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  • Cigar lovers excited about progress with Cuba

    WASHINGTON – The announcement from the White House that the U.S. is normalizing relations with Cuba has myriad implications, but one item is front and center in the minds of cigar lovers:  Smoking Cuban stogies is now legal. New regulations allow “licensed American travelers” to return from Cuba with, at most, $100 worth of cigars.…

  • Family: Gross kept in touch, didn’t grow angry in Cuba

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alan Gross — the American who was freed from five years of imprisonment in Cuba today — had been working as a subcontractor for the U.S. government’s U.S. Agency for International Development when he was arrested — an agency that has been promoting democracy in Cuba. Cuban officials consider the agency’s…

  • Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court

    JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A government subcontractor who has spent over four years imprisoned in Cuba should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over lost wages and legal fees, his attorney told an appeals court Friday. Alan Gross was working in Cuba as a government subcontractor when he was arrested in…

  • Mother of American worker imprisoned in Cuba dies

    JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of an American serving a prison sentence in Cuba for covertly setting up internet access there has died, and it seems doubtful her son will be allowed to return for her funeral despite the urging of U.S. officials. The family of 92-year-old Evelyn Gross said Wednesday…

  • Rare US-Cuban partnership includes Hemingway, excludes Gross

    The United States has won cooperation from Cuba to save Ernest Hemingway\’s papers, but can\’t yet find the keys to free Alan Gross of Potomac, Md., jailed in Cuba for more than three years.

  • Md. lawmaker visits jailed aid worker in Cuba

    A delegation of U.S. lawmakers visited jailed
    Maryland aid worker Alan Gross during a trip to
    Cuba this week. They say there is a small window
    of opportunity to secure his release.

  • ‘Stuck in the 50s': A photographer’s journey to Cuba

    For many Americans, Cuba remains an elusive land whose reputation is mired by Fidel Castro and communism. It is a land lost in time, a place most people will never visit.