The United States national men's football team will play its first international friendly in Cuba in nearly 70 years in Havana on October 7, the US Soccer Federation announced Thursday. The match -- which comes as the United States and Cuba pursue a thaw in ties -- will be the first American friendly in Cuba since 1947, and only the US team's second visit to the island since then. The political rivals also met in Havana in 2008 during qualifying for the 2010 South Africa World Cup, with the US team winning 1-0.
A US judge on Thursday ordered a new trial for a man convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, whose case was turned into a global sensation by a hit podcast. Adnan Syed, 35, the son of Pakistani immigrants, was sentenced to life imprisonment 16 years ago for the murder of Hae Min Lee in suburban Baltimore. The case was largely ignored in the media until it was taken up by weekly podcast "Serial" and turned into a blockbuster when an American journalist revisited the story and cast doubt on Syed's guilt.