Big changes coming to Cuba tourism with US opening

In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, tourists sunbathe as a vendor sells kites decorated with Cuba's flag on a beach near Havana, Cuba. The easing of tourism regulations is a gamble for both the U.S. and Cuba. Obama said Wednesday that people-to-people travel was a way to “empower the Cuban people.” At the same time, a U.S. tourism surge could funnel sorely needed cash to a tourism industry run mostly by what Obama described Friday as “a regime that represses its people.” (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)HAVANA (AP) — U.S. tourists are roaming the streets of Old Havana, listening to lectures on Art Deco architecture and meeting with jazz musicians. What they aren't doing yet — at least most of the time — is lounging in the sun and sipping mojitos at white-sand-beach resorts.



Glasgow pedestrians killed when truck veers out of control

LONDON (AP) — Police in Scotland said a number of people were killed and injured Monday when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow.
Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in Phoenix. A gadfly attorney and a county sheriff from Arizona want to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration program in the first courtroom battle over the initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. On Monday, lawyer Larry Klayman will try to persuade a judge nominated by Barack Obama that the immigration system, contrary to what the president says, isn’t really broken. Klayman says the president has violated the Constitution by doing an end run around Congress and that drastic changes in immigration programs should be stopped. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge seems skeptical of a lawsuit that seeks to halt President Barack Obama's immigration plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.



Rubbish lorry ploughs into Christmas shoppers in Glasgow, kills several

LONDON (Reuters) - A rubbish lorry careered along a pavement crowded with Christmas shoppers in a busy shopping street in Glasgow on Monday killing several people, police said. A spokesman for Scotland's police service said he could not give an exact number. At least seven people were seriously injured and the number might rise, he said. Sky News said six people had been killed. ...
AP-GfK Poll: Cards, gifts cross religious lines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmastime is here and a new poll reveals the cards and gifts that are part of celebrating the holiday are ubiquitous, even among those who don't share the Christian beliefs behind the story of the Magi who gave the first Christmas gifts.


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