• In this Nov. 2, 2015 photo, ZZ Top member Billy Gibbons poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Billy Gibbons & The BFG's tour kicks off Nov. 27, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

    ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons readies ‘Perfectamundo’ solo tour

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For those who have not heard his Latin-infused solo debut “Perfectamundo,” Billy Gibbons offers this warning, “For the uninitiated I’ll leave it with one word: Beware.”

  • This Oct. 1, 2015 photo shows a collection of family snapshots of Associated Press reporter Christine Armario, in Havana, Cuba. Armario's family left virtually everything behind when they fled Cuba in the early 1960s. Armario spent two weeks reporting on the island around Pope Francis’ trip to the country. Armed with skills from 13 years as a reporter she knocked on the door of her father's childhood home in Havana, and discovered distant relatives with the same last name were still living there. (AP Photo/Christine Armario)

    In Cuba, searching for a lost past and finding a family

    HAVANA (AP) — I was born in the United States, but my family never let me forget that we’re Cuban.

  • In this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 photo, Cuban migrants line up for breakfast given to them by an evangelical church, outside of the border control building in Penas Blancas, Costa Rica, on the border with Nicaragua. Thousands of Cuban migrants have been able to make the trip to the U.S. thanks to a constant flow of information between migrants starting the journey and those who have just completed it. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US

    PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica (AP) — As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades.