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Don't start planning Cuban vacation yet

Don't rush to book that flight to Cuba just yet. While the U.S. plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Carib­bean island nation, globe-trotting tourists won't be able to just hop on a plane to Havana.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/dont-start-planning-cuban-
Georgia College men race past USC Aiken to open conference play

AIKEN - A sloppy start for USC Aiken was made worse by a stagnant second-half offense as the Pacers stumbled out of the Peach Belt Conference gates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/usca/2014-12-17/georgia-college-men-
Dow Jones surges as tech, energy stocks make gains

...of 2015. The comments eased concerns that policymakers would start raising interest rates at a time when growth outside the U...improves and unemployment continues to fall, companies will start to invest in technology to boost productivity."Oracle has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/dow-jones-surges-tech-ener
No. 6 Cavaliers cruise in return from layoff

...Cleveland State.Malcolm Brogdon also scored 16 and Anthony Gill had 13 for the Cavaliers (10-0), who matched their best start since the 2000-01 season. Next up for Virginia is a visit from Harvard on Sunday.Trey Lewis had 18 points to lead Cleveland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-18/no-6-cavaliers-cruise-ret
Duke responds against Connecticut

...Devils' trio of talented freshmen ? added 12 points apiece. Ahead 30-25 at the break, Duke (10-0) got off to a slow start in the second half and UConn (4-4) tied it.Amile Jefferson added 11 points and 13 rebounds for Duke in a game that had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-18/duke-responds-against-con
49ers release Ray McDonald amid sexual assault investigation

...against the defensive lineman in an investigation stemming from his Aug. 31 arrest in a domestic violence case. BEARS: Plan to start Jimmy Clausen at quarterback this week over Jay Cutler, according to multiple media reports.Cutler has struggled this season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-17/49ers-release-ray-mcdonald-am
Columbia County Alternative School holds winter graduation

...families that have persevered even though some of the students have had some struggles. At the end of the day, it's not how you start the race but how you finish it."Vaughan typified that persistence."I had a kid when I was 16, my mom has been in and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-18/columbia-county-alternati
Jordan Todman's TD run lifts Jacksonville

...Jets. BEARS: Benched Jay Cutler on Thursday, deciding to start Jimmy Clausen against the Detroit Lions this weekend instead...think, disappointed." PANTHERS: Cam Newton will "probably" start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns barring any physical setbacks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-18/jordan-todmans-td-run-lifts-j
Path to major leagues could get easier for Cuban baseball players

...riches could come to an end in 2017, when MLB teams hope to start an international draft.Under MLB's collective bargaining...bonus over $300,000 in the next two signing years, which start each July 2.MLB and the union instituted similar signing pools...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-17/path-major-leagues-could
Surging Hawks dominate Cavaliers

...which had seven players in double figures and shot 64.5 percent from the field.The Hawks, looking to prove their surprising start is no fluke, went 24 for 35 in the first half and continued to slice up Cleveland's defense in the third quarter. Paul Millsap's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-12-17/surging-hawks-dominate-cavali