Cuban court upholds sentence for jailed American

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's Supreme Court has upheld the 15-year prison sentence of jailed American aid contractor Alan Gross for trying to set up Internet networks in Cuba, in a damaging decision for U.S.-Cuba relations. The Cuban government said on Friday the court upheld the finding in his March trial that he illegally took equipment into Cuba to spread Internet access under a U.S. program "to subvert the Cuban constitutional order."

Grain elevator company pleads guilty in teen death

DENVER (Reuters) - A rural Colorado company pleaded guilty in federal court in Denver on Friday to violating workplace laws in the death of a 17-year-old boy who suffocated after he was sucked into a bin being filled with grain. Tempel Grain Elevators LLP, under a plea agreement with prosecutors, must pay the family of Cody Rigsby $500,000 for his May 2009 death.

"Very aggressive" monkey attacks Tennessee woman

NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) - An aggressive snow monkey named Yoshi, who was being kept by a Tennessee family, bit a woman and a sheriff's officer before he was shot and killed, police said on Friday. Four other monkeys belonging to the same family were taken to a shelter.

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