Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum

...Thursday what, if any, plans it has if the more than 50-year-old embargo on Cuban goods ends, now that President Barack Obama is working to normalize relations with the country."We hope for meaningful improvements in the lives of the Cuban...

Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday...

Raul Castro welcomes renewal of relations with US

...diplomatic ties were broken.Castro spoke in a televised address that coincided with a statement by U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, saying that while profound differences remain between the two countries, they must learn to live with...

US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

...led by Fidel Castro and the subsequent Cold War embargo of the communist island nation put an end to that.President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday of plans to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba doesn't suddenly lift the ban on U...

Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say

...Schilleci, 60, said. "I'd go to Cuba for the destination, but cigars wouldn't be the attraction."President Barack Obama has announced a host of initiatives to strengthen ties with Cuba, but the embargo on the country remains. Cigars brought...

Key dates in US relations with Cuba

...Alan Gross, accusing him of subversion. That stifles incipient efforts to improve U.S.-Cuba ties under President Barack Obama.- BREAKTHROUGH: Obama and Raul Castro announce they are restoring diplomatic ties and exchanging prisoners, including...

Trouble looming ahead?

...good?When similar things occur when the victim is white and the officer is black, where are the Rev. Al Sharpton, Barack Obama (he is not my president) and Eric Holder (he is not my attorney general)? This is the most racially biased administration...

Chickens coming home to roost

...country's throat in a hysterical fit of power-crazy politics. To paraphrase a once-high-profile supporter of Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, the Democrats' chickens are coming home to roost.Nor should Mary Landrieu's singular contribution...

US trade deficit drops to $43.4 billion in October

...known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.The administration sees the trade deal as one of the areas where President Barack Obama may be able to find common ground with Republicans who will control both the House and Senate in the new Congress.

Georgian to head House budget panel

...temptation to use the filibuster-proof process to deliver a measure largely repealing the Affordable Care Act to President Barack Obama's desk or to use the "finite number of arrows" to go after spending elsewhere in the budget. Price said he wants...