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Ex-Official: Yes, I Met With Fidel Castro

Cuban hadn't been seen in months amid rumors of ill health

(Newser) - Former Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jaua said today that he met with aging revolutionary icon Fidel Castro for five hours and showed the AP photos of the encounter, quashing persistent rumors that the former Cuban leader was on his deathbed or had suffered a massive stroke. Jaua also confirmed that... More »

Palin Bails Again—on Anti-Abortion Fundraiser

(Newser) - Sarah Palin will not appear tonight at an Alaska fundraising event to promote a ballot measure requiring minors to consult their parents before having an abortion, the Anchorage Daily News reports. Organizers have promoted the appearance for weeks, and robocalls asked listeners to meet with her at “an event... More »

Promoters Won't Pony Up for Paris to Party

Tough economic times are hitting even the heiresses among us

(Newser) - Partying in Cannes last weekend left Paris Hilton feeling, well, worthless. The socialite’s reps asked event coordinators to ante up $100,000 per appearance, but “no one bit,” one promoter told the New York Post. “They aren’t about to pay her. It’s not 2002.... More »

Foes Campaign 'Til the End

McCain makes swing to Colo.; Obama touts chances in Ind.

(Newser) - John McCain and Barack Obama both made final pushes today, trying to invigorate voters in battleground states, the Chicago Tribune reports. McCain hit Colorado, hotly contested, and told supporters. “I feel momentum, I feel it. We're going to win it.” Obama also went next door. “I think... More »

Palin Considers Saturday Night Live Appearance

Security detail has already toured the studios; Fey may return, too

(Newser) - Sarah Palin may make an appearance on a Saturday Night Live, where she was so accurately mimicked by Tina Fey on the season premiere, OK! reports. The Republican’s security detail has already cased NBC’s studios in New York. Fey could also come back to reprise her role, setting... More »

Cole in Hospital With Hepatitis

Diagnosed in July, singer's hectic schedule finally 'took its toll'

(Newser) - Singer Natalie Cole has been hospitalized with complications related to hepatitis C, the Los Angeles Times reports. Cole was diagnosed with the liver disease in July and has been undergoing chemotherapy. That treatment and “the heavy promotional schedule for her new album took its toll,” her publicist said.... More »

Rivals Plan Joint Unity Event

Tensions linger among supporters

(Newser) - Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will make a joint appearance in Washington next week in a show of party solidarity—despite behind-the-scenes tensions. Though Clinton's finance director invited top supporters to the event, some Hillary backers are frustrated by signals that their candidate won't be invited to join the ticket,... More »

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