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National & World Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba
Since the day in 1959 that Cuban government agents blackmailed his father into committing suicide, Gustavo Villoldo has been on an anti-Castro mission that included co-piloting a B-26 bomber during the ill-fated 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, infiltrating Cuba for the CIA numerous times and tracking down Fidel Castro lieutenant Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Bolivia in 1967.
National & World (New) Vatican prosecutor didn't report abusive priest
An American priest named by Pope Francis as the Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor in September was among church officials who failed to report an abusive priest to law enforcement before the now-jailed and defrocked man committed other acts of sexual abuse, according to legal documents reviewed by The Boston Globe.
National & World Obama defends moves on immigration Obama defends moves on immigration
President Barack Obama on Sunday dismissed Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.
National & World Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy
A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded to the scene, before he was shot to death by other law enforcement officers, authorities said.
National & World Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport
State police say a man stripped inside a women's bathroom at Boston's Logan Airport, climbed into a dropped ceiling, crashed through it and landed on the floor, then assaulted an elderly man while he was still naked and bleeding.
National & World Woman who was raped, burned dies in Kansas
A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head.
National & World Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration (Photo Gallery) (Video)
President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment.
National & World Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437,000 Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437,000
A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the officer fabricated the story to win money by suing the fast food restaurant.
National & World Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood
It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
National & World Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled
A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said.
National & World 5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney 5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney
A 16-year-old boy driving his family on a "dream trip" to Disney World apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the sport utility vehicle to veer off the highway and roll over, killing three children and two adults, authorities said Thursday.