Obama in Cuba: Historic Castro summit a key test for detente

HAVANA (AP) — Brushing past profound differences, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will sit down Monday at Havana's Palace of the Revolution for a historic meeting, offering critical clues about whether the sharp U.S. U-turn in policy will be fully reciprocated.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press

Ex-State Dept worker to be sentenced for 'sextortion' scheme

ATLANTA (AP) — Sitting at a desk in the American embassy in London, a former U.S. State Department employee used his government-issued computer to prey on vulnerable young women and manipulate them into sharing nude photos, amassing thousands of images to make himself feel powerful, prosecutors said.

  • Written by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

In Mississippi, retiring officials can pocket campaign cash

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck shut down her campaign committee in the closing days of 2013, she took a parting gift — the $158,342 remaining in the account.

  • Written by JEFF AMY, Associated Press

Paris attacks suspect reported to be planning new acts

BRUSSELS (AP) — The top suspect in last year's Paris attacks told investigators after he was captured that he was planning new operations from Brussels and possibly had access to several weapons, Belgium's foreign minister said Sunday.

  • Written by LORNE COOK, Associated Press

Greece: Refugee deal "uphill effort" as more keep arriving

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister warned Monday that an international agreement to limit the number of refugees traveling to Europe could not be properly implemented unless smugglers on the Turkish coast are stopped.

  • Written by DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated Press