Fidel Castro gives rare speech saying he will soon die

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech on Tuesday to the Communist Party he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he would soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive.

  • Written by MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press

FBI: Using third-parties to break encryption not solution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring outside contractors to help the FBI break into locked iPhones isn't the only solution, a top FBI official told Congress Tuesday, saying there's no "one-size-fits-all" answer for law enforcement to recover encrypted communications.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Freddie Gray, 1 year later: What has changed in Baltimore?

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Freddie Gray died April 19, 2015, and riots erupted, Baltimore and its residents were forced to confront issues that had plagued them for decades, community leader Ericka Alston said.

  • Written by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

Should woman go on $10 bill or $20 bill?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Should Andrew Jackson, America's seventh president, be worried? Is it true that his days on the $20 bill may be numbered?

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Sending more US troops to Iraq fits a 2-year pattern

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision to send still more American troops to Iraq, and to put military advisers closer to the front lines against the Islamic State, fits a pattern of ever-deepening involvement in a country whose war Obama exited with supposed finality in December 2011.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer