Obama and Castro hold historic meeting

President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country’s leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations.

Mourners gather to remember black South Carolina man shot by police

By Harriet McLeod SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (Reuters) – Hundreds of mourners gathered on Saturday morning at a South Carolina chapel to remember Walter Scott, an African-American father of four who was shot in the back last week while running from a white patrolman. Michael Slager, the North Charleston officer who fired eight times at the man’s back as he fled from a traffic stop, has been charged with murder. Under cloudy

The mystery moneymen behind Ted Cruz’s super-PACs

A Texas billionaire who moved his residence to Puerto Rico after its island government carved out a lucrative new tax haven for wealthy U.S. investors is a prime fundraiser for a network of super-PACs backing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president, according to sources close to Cruz’s campaign.

Officials release video of Boston cop shooting

By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) – Massachusetts officials on Friday released video footage showing the near-fatal shooting of a Boston police officer last month by a man who was subsequently shot dead by other officers. “It is in everyone’s best interest to share (this) information as soon as possible in order to tamp down speculation and rumors meant to inflame and not inform,” Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said

Californian sheriff suspends 10 officers over beating of horseman

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Californian sheriff has suspended 10 officers involved in the videotaped beating of a suspect who appeared to have surrendered and was lying on the ground after making a failed getaway attempt on horseback. John McMahon, sheriff of San Bernardino County, said at a news conference on Friday he was “disturbed and troubled” by what he saw in the footage, shot from a