Cuba

Albert Melise

Moazzam Begg, a British citizen of Pakistani heritage, and Albert Melise, a former housing police officer in the Boston area, were unlikely to have their life stories intersect and become friends; but then September 11 happened.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
Perry Bennett / West Virginia Legislative Photography

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who inherited a national recession and coal industry downturn, says attracting business has been his six-year administration's priority, counting $13 billion in commercial investments that had some state involvement.

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Shepherd University may be opening its doors to a music and theater study abroad opportunity in Cuba.

Shepherd University and the Contemporary American Theater Festival are hosting Norge Espinosa Mendoza this week – a well-known poet, playwright, actor, and LGBT activist from Cuba.