By Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers joined more than 100 Cuban entrepreneurs on Wednesday to urge President-elect Donald Trump to continue President Barack Obama’s engagement with Havana, despite Trump’s threat to end detente with the island. Preparing for what could be a long fight, five congressional Democrats and one Republican held a news conference in Washington with Cuban entrepreneurs whose businesses had grown since the two countries moved toward more normal relations two years ago. "I hope that the next president of the United States, as a businessman, understands our needs," said Yamina Vicente, who owns Decorazon, a party planning and decorating business in Havana.
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce earned a whopping nine Grammy nominations Tuesday, including best rock performance, but the singer's twangy song "Daddy Lessons" was rejected by the Recording Academy's country music committee.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A survivor of last year's massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud sound shattered the stillness. The basement room went dark.