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

MIAMI (AP) - After a half-century of waiting, passengers finally set sail on Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba. Carnival Corp.'s 704-passenger Adonia left port at about 4:24 p.m., bound for Havana. Carnival's Cuba cruises, operating under its Fathom band, will visit the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. The…

Italy's overlooked southern region of Puglia has a wealth of food, wine and unique architecture

Like many opinionated people who love to travel, I can be dead wrong about a place. I sure was about Italy's southern region of Puglia. A one-day stay as a teen backpacking around Europe left me thinking, "Meh." But after several Italian friends who'd vacationed there gushed about its charms, I vowed to give it another try. It helped that this

NASA astronauts prepare for flight on commercial spacecraft

Five years after the last NASA astronauts flew from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station, a new group is preparing for a trip, this time on a private spacecraft. On Tuesday, veteran astronauts Eric Boe and Sunita Williams used touch-screen simulators to practice docking Boeing Co.'s CST-100 Starliner

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