The leading Cuba hawk in Congress slammed Obama for shaking the Cuban leader's hand.
McCain later said he was joking, although the gesture "was terrible."
Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands at Mandela's memorial service.
It is the second time in less than a week the former president has chastised the NSA.
A truck carrying “extremely dangerous” radioactive material was reported stolen in Mexico, according to nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency.
Mexico told the IAEA the truck was carrying cobalt-60 teletherapy from a Tijuana hospital to a radioactive waste storage unit. The material is used in medical treatments.
Alan Gross is imprisoned in Cuba for helping a Jewish sect gain Internet access.
Prisoner requests Obama's “personal involvement” to ensure his release.
Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia-Padilla (D) has asked dozens of members of the U.S. House of Representatives to withdraw their support for legislation aimed at making Puerto Rico the 51st state.
In a letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Fernando Carrera Castro released Wednesday, 34 U.S. lawmakers put the country on notice that delays in the adoption process have become a “growing irritant” between the two countries. They point out that a pending spending bill conditions military aid to a “swift resolution” of adoption cases.
A bipartisan group of House members is demanding a new report from the State Department on how millions of dollars are being spent to help Haiti recover from a 2010 earthquake that killed an estimated 230,000 people.
The legislation from...