• Carnival's Adonia cruise ship arrives from Miami in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 2, 2016. The Adonia's arrival is the first step toward a future in which thousands of ships a year could cross the Florida Straits, long closed to most U.S.-Cuba traffic due to tensions that once brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    First US cruise in decades set to arrive in Havana

    HAVANA (AP) — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.

    Updated: 1:34 pm

  • In this Wednesday, July 29, file 2015 photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico’s Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla said on Sunday, May 1, 2016, that negotiators for the U.S. territory’s government have failed to reach a last-minute deal to avoid a third default and that he has issued an executive order to withhold payment. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

    Q&A: Puerto Rico’s debt crisis explained

    NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico’s debt crisis has reached a new level, with the island’s governor saying Puerto Rico will not pay most of its $470 million in debt payments due by Monday.

  • In this Dec. 16, 2015, file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla speaks at a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Garcia said on Sunday, May 1, 2016, that negotiators for the U.S. territory’s government have failed to reach a last-minute deal to avoid a third default and that he has issued an executive order to withhold payment. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)

    Puerto Rico won’t make $370 million in debt payments Monday

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if the U.S. Congress doesn’t help it dig out from a mountain of debt.

    Updated: 3:39 pm

  • In this Wednesday, July 29, file 2015 photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico’s Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla said on Sunday, May 1, 2016, that negotiators for the U.S. territory’s government have failed to reach a last-minute deal to avoid a third default and that he has issued an executive order to withhold payment. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

    Q&A: Puerto Rico’s debt crisis explained

    NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico’s debt crisis reached a new level late Sunday, when the island’s governor said Puerto Rico would not pay most of its $470 million in debt payments that are due by Monday.

  • In this Dec. 16, 2015, file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla speaks at a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Garcia said on Sunday, May 1, 2016, that negotiators for the U.S. territory’s government have failed to reach a last-minute deal to avoid a third default and that he has issued an executive order to withhold payment. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)

    Puerto Rico won’t make $370 million in debt payments Monday

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico’s government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S. territory’s spiraling public debt crisis.

  • People take photos as Adonia leaves port in Miami, Sunday, May 1, 2016, en route to Cuba. After a half-century of waiting, passengers finally set sail on Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba. Carnival's Cuba cruises, operating under its Fathom band, will visit the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. (Patrick Farrell/The Miami Herald via AP)  MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    After a half-century wait, US cruise leaves Miami for Cuba

    MIAMI (AP) — Passengers set sail Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba, the first in decades to depart from a U.S. port for the communist island nation.

  • In this Friday, March 18, 2016 photo,  Julian Sandoval, top, plays the part of Poncho in the play "Shelter" at CalArts Center for New Performance in Los Angeles. For Sandoval, the play "Shelter" is more than just a story of children flooding into the U.S. by the tens of thousands from Latin America in search of safe sanctuary. It's personal. The young actor's mother immigrated to the U.S. illegally years ago, fleeing the violence of her native El Salvador after seeing a cousin hacked to death by soldiers with machetes during the country's civil war. She would become a legal resident under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and eventually a U.S. citizen. (AP Photo/ Jenna Schoenefeld)

    Recreating hazardous journey to US rings true with actors

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Julian Sandoval, the play “Shelter” is more than just a story of children flooding into the U.S. by the tens of thousands from Latin America in search of safe sanctuary. It’s personal.

  • Sanya Richards-Ross takes “victory lap” at Penn Relays

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sanya Richards-Ross called her final race at the Penn Relays her “victory lap.” Anchoring the U.S. women’s 1600 relay, the three-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist had a huge lead going into her leg, making her trot around Franklin Field in front of nearly 45,000 spectators giving her a standing ovation all the more special.

  • Jenny Simpson reacts to fans after winning the women's special 1,500 meters at the Drake Relays athletics meet, Friday, April 29, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Olympic champion Kirani James breaks Drake record in 400

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kirani James let the rest of the world know that he’s still the man to beat in the 400 meters.

  • 11 Cubans on 1984 list deported, but no US policy change

    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. has deported 11 Cubans under an agreement Washington made with Havana after a massive 1980 boatlift.