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Tornado hits Havana; Cuban president says 3 dead, 174 hurt

HAVANA CUBA (ABC News)- Cuba’s president says a tornado in eastern Havana has killed three people and injured 174 others. The Cuban capital was battered late Sunday and early Monday by powerful winds and heavy rains. A blackout hit many Havana neighborhoods around 9 p.m. Early Monday, President Miguel Diaz-Canel posted photos of himself on Twitter with rescue workers besides what appeared to be a…

Six Airlines, Five US Cities Chosen for Regular Service to Cuba

A direct flight to Havana, Cuba, is listed on a screen in JetBlue Airways Corp.’s Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) airport in New York, on Aug. 7, 2015. As the United States moves towards normalizing relations with Cuba, U.S. officials have announced the cities and airlines that will kick off regular commercial service between the countries…

Here’s What Happened the Last Time a US President Visited Cuba

(ABC News) — President Obama and his family arrived in Cuba on Sunday, the first a sitting U.S. president has visited the island nation since 1928. The last and only American president to visit Cuba while in office was Calvin Coolidge, who traveled there in January 1928. (Former President Jimmy Carter visited in March 2011.) The world was a different…

VIDEO: Sanford Picked for Cuba Delegation

U.S. Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC 1st District) will be among a handful of republicans traveling to Cuba with President Barack Obama.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — U.S. Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC 1st District) will be among a handful of republicans traveling to Cuba with President Barack Obama. The former South Carolina governor has worked in the past to lift the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba. The majority of those on the trip will be democrats. The delegation leaves on Sunday…