Cuba

ferguson-cop-protests

Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Traveling To Cuba: What You Need To Know

Travel to Cuba from America has been expanded upon due to a new presidential policy. Find out how this foreign policy shift will effect future travel.

12/19/2014

(credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

MLB Monitoring White House Cuba Decision

Major League Baseball isn’t sure of the impact of President Barack Obama’s decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba.

12/17/2014

Supporters hold signs to call on bringing home of U.S. citizen Alan Gross who is currently being held in a Cuban prison, during a rally at the Lafayette Park outside the White House December 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. & Cuba Seek To Normalize Relations

The United States and Cuba will start talks on normalizing full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades.

12/17/2014

Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Sentencing Set For Ballplayer Smuggler

Sentencing is set for the convicted ringleader of a smuggling organization that brought into the U.S, more than 1,000 Cubans, including several baseball players.

11/10/2014

Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Guilty Plea Entered By Cuban Ballplayer Smuggler, Has Ties To Leonys Martin

A man accused of leading a human trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.

08/22/2014

Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Guilty Plea Set In Cuban Ballplayer Smuggling

The accused leader of a human trafficking ring is set to plead guilty to charges of smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Leonys Martin.

08/22/2014

(Photo: LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba, US Begin 5-Game Exhibition Baseball Series

Cuba is hoping to use a five-game baseball exhibition against a team of U.S. college players to bounce back from recent disappointing international results in a sport that’s considered the island’s national pastime.

07/24/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 18: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks from the dugout to bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 18, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

5 Cubans On MLB All-Star Roster

Five Cubans are on the rosters for Tuesday night’s game at Target Field.

07/15/2014

Cuban baseball legend Conrado Marrero poses with a cap and an unlit cigar as he celebrates his 100th birthday on April 25, 2011 at his home in Havana. (Photo credit STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Conrado Marrero, Oldest Living Ex-MLB Player, Dies At 102

Marrero was a diminutive right-hander from Cuba who went by the nickname “Connie” when he pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s.

04/23/2014

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 5:  Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers, who knock in the winning run of the game, celebrates a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox with teammate Jurickson Profar at Fenway Park on June 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rangers Lineup Has International Flair

When Rangers manager Ron Washington fills out his lineup card, he will likely write down the names of players from seven different countries, plus Puerto Rico.

02/27/2014

(Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

Court Docs: Rangers’ Martin Victim In Ransom Plot

Three people have been indicted on federal charges of hostage-taking and extortion conspiracy, and Martin himself is suing his alleged kidnappers for the return of more than $1.3 million.

12/21/2013

more