Leading today's News in Brief: MSNBC news commentator Chris Matthews called on the Obama administration to do its best for the people and nationalize the oil industry.
"The Deepwater Horizon disaster underscores the need to be talking to Cuba about protecting our shared environment," the director of a U.S.-Cuba policy group says.
Legendary Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez is scheduled to perform throughout the United States this summer in his first tour here in more than 30 years.
The Port of Houston has gained permission for its container vessels to sail to Cuba, and the trade and jobs potential is big.
Posada, would-be assassin of Fidel Castro, confessed bomber of Cuban tourist hotels and murderer of an Italian tourist, with a long CIA career, has won another trial delay.
The plaintiff in a lawsuit against Cuba is claiming the right to question the U.S. Communist Party on its relationship to the Communist Party of Cuba and an extensive list of Cuban institutions and personalities.
A bill to end the Cuba travel ban got a lively debate in a House committee last week.
A Miami federal judge has reduced Cuban Five prisoner Antonio Guerrero's jail sentence from life to just under 22 years.