US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats

 

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Chris Allen's phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana's Hotel Capri. Allen's friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

Kelly kept tragedy out of politics, but Trump brought it up

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are interred. On Memorial Day this year, President Donald Trump and the man who would be his chief of staff visited Grave 9480, the final resting place of Robert Kelly, a Marine killed Nov. 9, 2010, in Afghanistan.

  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN and ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press

Spain gears up to revoke Catalan autonomy in secession spat

 

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's government on Thursday set in motion plans to take away Catalonia's local powers after its defiant regional president refused to give up his demands for Catalan independence.

  • Written by By ARITZ PARRA and CIARAN GILES , Associated Press

Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up period

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jason Sanford has heard so many rumors about the changing health care landscape that every few weeks he dials a local information desk, seeking just a rough estimate of what his diabetes medication will soon cost him.

  • Written by By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ , Associated Press