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More tough talks ahead as US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

July 20 is the date when the United States and Cuba officially restore diplomatic ties. But that moment, historic as it is after a break of more than five decades, doesn't mean the tough conversations are over. Full normalization between the two ...

IS destroys famous lion statue outside Palmyra museum

Before Syria's crisis began in March 2011, more than 150,000 tourists visited Palmyra every year. (Reuters Photo). Share. Islamic State group militants destroyed a famous statue of a lion outside the main museum in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra ...

Tunisia attack: Minute’s silence to be held for victims

A minute's silence will be held across the UK at midday to remember the 38 people - including 30 Britons - killed in the Tunisia beach attack a week ago. Flags will be flown at half-mast over Whitehall and Buckingham Palace, while play at Wimbledon ...

Ryan Hanigan back for Red Sox, and that may benefit Rick Porcello

TORONTO — Ryan Hanigan will have to deal with adjustments as he changes his positioning behind the plate to protect his surgically repaired throwing hand. Hanigan, who was activated from the disabled list Thursday and was in the starting lineup f

NBA notes: Duncan says he’ll return for Spurs

Tim Duncan is returning to San Antonio for a 19th season. Duncan tells the San Antonio Express-News that “I'll be on the court next year.” Until Duncan made his announcement Thursday, there was speculation that he could call it a career after the Spurs

Cardinals Fire Rising Front-Office Star Amid Hacking Investigation

As the F.B.I. continues its investigation into a breach of the Houston Astros' database, the St. Louis Cardinals have fired their scouting director, Chris Correa, who once worked under Jeff Luhnow before Luhnow left the Cardinals to be Houston's

Fantasy owners must adjust Antonio Gates’ value after suspension

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates enjoyed a fantasy football revival in 2014, catching 69 passes for 821 yards and 12 touchdowns in 16 games. He'll have to wait before building on that success. On Thursday, the NFL announced that Gates has ...

Rafael Nadal loses his edge on grass courts

WIMBLEDON, England — After having reached the final here in five consecutive appearances in the last decade, Rafael Nadal suffered his fourth consecutive loss at Wimbledon to a player ranked outside the top 100. It begs the question: Is Nadal done on ...

Red Sox use 8-run first to beat Jays 12-6

TORONTO (AP) — David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first inning, Xander Bogaerts had four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Thursday night. Brock Holt also had four hits and Bogaerts ...

Dwyane Wade stays in Miami

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — National Basketball Association (NBA) star Dwyane Wade has spent 12 years in Miami, and it looks like he is set for at least one more year with the Heat organization. On Friday (July 3 PHT), Wade accepted a $20 million 

NYT Passes on Muhammed Cartoons, But Prints Condom Pope

When asked by the Examiner why the Times would happily run a several-hundred-word article on a portrait of Pope Benedict made out of condoms, currently being exhibited somewhere in Wisconsin, they explained that, unlike the Muhammed cartoon

Beatles cartoonist swings through Iowa

In the early 1960s, when a television producer asked the graphic artist Ron Campbell if he might like to make a cartoon about an upstart group called The Beatles, the artist was skeptical. "I mean, Jiminy Cricket was OK, but for the most part, insec

Paper that won’t publish Mohammed cartoons oddly okay with Pope portrait …

That's great, but neither were the Charlie Hebdo cartoons. Charb, the editor of Charlie Hebdo who was murdered in the January terror attack, wrote a book (published posthumously) that criticized France for scapegoating Muslims immigrants for t

McClatchy Cartoons for the week of June 28, 2015

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Steve Breen

Stephen Paul Breen (born April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a nationally syndicated cartoonist. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and 2009. He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1988 and attended the University