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March 13, 2015 11:18 PM Storyteller Thomas McGuane appears at Books & Books Thursday

Thomas McGuane is a storyteller, and he just can’t resist a good laugh. Discussing how life is inherently absurd — a theme that runs through much of his work — he asks, “What do you think a Martian would think if he saw people having sex?” and then launches into a tale about how his Irish Catholic mother explained sex to him when he was about 6 years 24

March 13, 2015 9:18 PM Cuba, U.S. to Resume Talks to Restore Diplomatic Ties

WASHINGTON—The U.S. and Cuba will resume talks on re-establishing diplomatic relations on Monday, seeking to make progress ahead of the April Summit of Americas meeting in Panama, the State Department said Friday. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson will travel to Havana to meet with her Cuban counterpart, Josefina 12

March 13, 2015 6:56 PM Despite Canadian birth, legal duo says Cruz eligible to seek presidency

HUDSON, N.H. (AP) — Canadian-born Ted Cruz is getting some bipartisan help to shut down a potential "birther" problem before his expected presidential campaign. Two lawyers who have represented presidents from both parties at the Supreme Court say they think the Republican senator from Texas is legally eligible to run for president. Some have questioned 12

March 13, 2015 10:34 AM Andorra credit rating downgraded amid money laundering probe

MADRID (AP) — Andorra's credit rating was downgraded Friday by Standard & Poor's following U.S. accusations that one of its five banks laundered money for groups from China, Russia and Venezuela. S&P said in a statement it lowered the country's rating from BBB+ to BBB, which is two notches above so-called junk status. It also placed Andorra, which is wedged 11

March 13, 2015 6:56 AM Serena Williams back at Indian Wells after 14-year boycott

Serena Williams returned to the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., on Thursday, ending a 14-year personal boycott of the $5 million tournament that began when she was booed as a teenager on her way to winning the title in 2001. Williams took questions for 10 minutes a day before the world’s top-ranked women’s player is to compete in her first 20

March 12, 2015 6:09 PM Rival Libyan parliament says eastern force tried selling oil

SKHIRAT, Morocco/BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Libya's rival parliament has accused forces loyal to the country's official government of trying to arrange a crude sale outside the state oil firm NOC, a deputy speaker said on Thursday. Saleh al-Makhzoum said his parliament would complain to the U.N. special envoy for Libya about what he called an attempted crude 24

March 12, 2015 5:29 PM Ancient Egyptian Tombs With Eye-Popping Murals Discovered In Luxor

A Catholic priest blesses a grave during a burial ceremony for the remains of 110 Napoleonic soldiers who died in a major battle against the Russian army, near the of Studenka, about 100 kilometers (63 miles) east of Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) In this Sept. 28, 1941 file photo, Spitfires, subscribed for by the people 44

March 12, 2015 3:47 PM 2015 Gold Cup: USA in Group A with Panama on path to Philadelphia final

CONCACAF announced the groups and location of the Gold Cup final during a news conference at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday. The United States will have to go through Panama, Haiti and either Honduras or French Guyana in Group A on the road to the Gold Cup final in Philadelphia. CONCACAF announced the groups and the championship round location during 16

March 12, 2015 3:40 PM US Plays Haiti, Panama in CONCACAF Gold Cup

The United States will open the defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title on July 7 against Honduras or French Guiana at Frisco, Texas. The Americans play Haiti three days later at Foxborough, Massachusetts, and close Group A on July 13 versus Panama at Kansas City, Kansas. If the Americans win their group, they would play the third-place team from Group 12

March 12, 2015 3:38 PM US plays Haiti, Panama in CONCACAF Gold Cup

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The United States will open the defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title on July 7 against Honduras or French Guiana at Frisco, Texas. The Americans' opponent will be decided on March 25 and 29 in a two-leg playoff between the fifth-place teams in last year's Central American and Caribbean Cups. Honduras is ranked 81st in the world 13