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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, travelers wait in line with their luggage at Miami International Airport before traveling Cuba in Miami. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans and Cuban-Americans fly in and out of Cuba each year thanks to the liberalization of U.S. and Cuban travel rules over the last five years. On Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, the Cuban government will enact new rules meant to take a big bite of that traffic, sharply limiting the amount of goods people can bring into Cuba in their luggage, and ship by boat from abroad. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)New government restrictions on imports rankle those arriving to the island nation.


2014-09-01 12:47:57 -0600

President Barack Obama leaves the the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, for a labor day trip to Milwaukee, WI. Obama's speech scheduled today will promote the economy in a state that was the epicenter of a fight over the collective bargaining rights of public employees. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.


2014-09-01 11:20:38 -0600

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist greets supporters outside the North Miami Public Library in Miami in this file photoBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations. Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to the governor's mansion, it may be payback time. Florida's three largest utilities have poured money into the re-election campaign of Republican incumbent Governor Rick Scott in an expensive and closely watched political battle for the nation's largest swing state. ...


2014-09-01 10:28:00 -0600