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Obama, Castro vow to turn the page in US-Cuba relations

At the meeting Saturday — the closest US and Cuban heads of state have gotten in over 50 years — Obama and Castro "agreed to disagree" with "respect and civility."

Obama, Castro shake hands ahead of historic meeting Saturday

In a moment some have looked forward to for more than 50 years, the presidents of the U.S. and Cuba met at the annual Summit of the Americas.

Former Ebola fighters feel as if they get no respect

Many Liberians who helped battle the virus weren't full-fledged health workers. Now that the outbreak has subsided, they feel forgotten, neglected and stigmatized.

Part of fishing boat destroyed in Japan tsunami appears off Oregon

The 30-foot piece of the commercial trawler was found Thursday floating off the Ona beach about 65 northwest of Eugene.

Nonprofit rescues produce rejected at US border

Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though it's tasty and edible. Now going to needy families across the U.S.

Alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attack out on bail

Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, accused of plotting the Mumbai attack that left more than 160 people dead, walked out of a Pakistani prison on Friday. The move threatens to strain relations with India.

Obama, Castro speak by phone amid bid to restore Cuba ties

Both Obama and Castro arrived in Panama City for the Summit of the Americas on Thursday evening, only minutes apart.

Little countries hope to make big splash at MicroCon 2015

This weekend Anaheim Central Library will host what organizers say is the first North American gathering of micronations, with countries like Molossia, Westarctica and Slabovia represented.

Obama to address Caribbean's 'economic Achilles heel' — energy

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

Tentative nuclear deal in hand, Iran says all sanctions must be lifted

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that any arrangements must respect Iran's interests and dignity. And he questioned the need for talks, if they don't trigger the sanctions' removal.

Rome's plan for prostitutes upsets sex workers and the Catholic Church

One neighborhood is creating a "zone of tolerance" to confine prostitutes to certain areas. Those opposed are saying the move legitimizes the exploitation of women.

Poll: Obama more popular than Fidel and Raúl Castro in Cuba

The poll, based on 1,200 in-person interviews, found that while Cubans are optimistic about future change, they are unhappy about the present.

US deports Salvadoran ex-general tied to 1980s rights abuses

Ex-Gen. Eugenio Vides Casanova arrived at San Salvador's international airport on a federal flight along with 120 other deportees.

The 33 Venezuelan mayors who face charges

President Nicolas Maduro's government hasn't solved food shortages or ended high inflation. It's been more effective in cracking down on the opposition.

The Navajo Nation's tax on junk food splits reservation

The Navajo Nation started taxing junk food and soda. But half of the tribe is unemployed and say they can't afford expensive food.

SC police officer charged with murder after shooting man in back

Officer Michael Slager previously said he had followed procedure, but a video showed him shooting a man who was running away from him after a traffic stop.