You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

U.S.

  • Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis
     JENNINGS, Mo. – St. Louis County police say officers fatally shot a man armed with a rifle in Jennings after he opened fire on them.
  • Horse power gains favor among small-scale farmers
      MARATHON, N.Y. – While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules.
  • Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire
      WEED, Calif. – Teams of firefighters went house-to-house on Wednesday to pin down damage done by a wildfire that officials estimated had destroyed 110 homes and damaged another 90 in the small town of Weed while another
Advertisement

Senate committee orders review of ‘Cuban Twitter’

WASHINGTON – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is asking the U.S. Agency for International Development to turn over all records about a Twitter-like program it secretly built in Cuba.

As part of its announced review, the committee also wants any messages the government or its contractors transmitted to subscribers in Cuba. Those users were never were told about the U.S. government’s role.

Chairman Robert Menendez said the review will consider whether USAID’s pro-democracy programs in Cuba were consistent with those run in other foreign countries.

An Associated Press investigation last week found the Obama administration secretly backed the program to stir political unrest in Cuba. The U.S. went to extensive lengths to conceal the operation by using computer networks and bank accounts overseas.

Advertisement