US gives tentative OK to flights to Cuba from 10 US cities

July 7, 2016 3:34 PM

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The U.S. government on Thursday tentatively approved scheduled commercial airline service to Havana from 10 American cities, further bridging the gulf between countries as close as 90 miles and an hour flight but long kept at a greater distance by the Cold War.

The decision is another long stride in President Barack Obama's effort to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba.

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