After Five Years in Prison, Alan Gross Says It's 'Good to Be Home'
ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- For Alan Gross, the American subcontractor released Wednesday morning after more than five years in a Cuban prison, "it’s good to be home.”
"What a blessing it is to be a citizen of this country," he said Wednesday afternoon.
Gross, who was sentenced to 15 years in jail after Cuban authorities accused him of a “subversive” plot to "destroy" the government, praised President Obama’s plan to restore diplomatic relations with the island nation, calling the move “a game changer.”
“To me, Cubanos -- or at least most Cubanos --...
Pedestrians Struck in Deadly Crash in Redondo Beach, California
iStock/Thinkstock(REDONDO BEACH, Calif.) — At least one person is dead, with up to 12 others injured after a car slammed into a group of pedestrians Wednesday in Redondo Beach, California, police said.
The crash occurred outside St. James Catholic Church where a Christmas service had just ended, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Some of the pedestrians were rushed to hospitals with critical injuries, Redondo Beach police Lt. Joe Hoffman said. One adult died at a hospital, and the injured included at least one child.
According to ABC station KABC-TV,...
Boston Marathon Suspect to Make Court Appearance Thursday
FBI(BOSTON) -- Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to appear in federal court for a final status conference hearing Thursday before his trial is slated to begin on murder and terrorism charges next month -- making it the first time he has been seen in more than a year and a half.
Tsarnaev, 21, has not been in court since his arraignment on July 10, 2013 on charges that he and his brother Tamerlan detonated two pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the historic race in April 2013, killing three...