HAVANA (AP) — Pungent smoke filled the room, obscuring the lights and leaving clothing and skin reeking. There were applause, shouts and laughter, and above all plenty of H. Upmann Sir Winstons — formidable 7-inch (17.8-centimeter) Cuban cigars. More than 450 stogie aficionados took part in an unusual contest Thursday...
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that it has finalized regulations to prevent sexual abuse in immigrant detention centers. The Prison Rape Elimination Act, which passed unanimously in 2003, initially applied only to Department of Justice facilities. But the Obama administration announced in 2012 that...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's Senate approved a bill Thursday that authorizes the U.S. territory to sell up to $3.5 billion in bonds as it prepares to re-enter the market next month with a credit rating downgraded to junk status. The measure is aimed at helping Puerto...
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Remember back earlier in the winter, when snow was charming? Yeah, no, neither do we. We've got a bad case of missing spring. And the only cure, outside of actually going somewhere that's warm or something, is obsessing about our favorite springtime things, like: Tulips!
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the...