LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The hospital treating victims of a deadly prison bus crash in West Texas said Thursday that relatives aren't being allowed to visit the inmates because of a longstanding policy, despite demands from the inmates' families to see them.
By Anna Yukhananov, Matt Spetalnick and Krista Hughes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States announced sweeping new rules on Thursday that will significantly ease sanctions on Cuba, opening up the communist-ruled island to expanded U.S. travel, trade and financial activities. Defying hardline critics in Congress, President Barack Obama made good on his commitment last month to loosen restrictions on dealings with Cuba as part of an historic effort to end decades of hostility. The U.S. embargo on Cuba, in place for 54 years, will remain. Only Congress can lift it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge revoked Chris Brown's probation on Thursday but allowed him to remain free for now after the R&B singer traveled without approval for a concert and failed to complete community service on time.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A cash-strapped division of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday in Chicago, hoping the court agrees to its plan to get out from under $18.4 billion in debt.
BOSTON (AP) — Activists protesting what they call "police and state violence against black people" chained themselves to concrete-filled barrels and blocked a busy Boston-area highway at the height of the Thursday morning commute.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Day after day, the two Americans who completed what had been considered the world's most difficult rock climb bloodied their fingertips, endured bruising falls and balanced their bodies on handholds as small as coins.