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PROTEST: As many as 500,000 Cubans marched through Havana to show support for Fidel Castro and to protest the U.S. trade embargo against the Caribbean nation. "Look with what force" the socialist government has remained in power despite the collapse of the Soviet Union, Castro told the marchers late Saturday. "This revolution is not crumbling."FREED: Bandits abducted five Americans in a Tanzanian park, then drugged them unconscious before dumping them in the bush and driving off with their car, the U.S. Embassy said Sunday. The Americans - three missionaries and two 10-year-old girls - were found semiconscious but healthy Sunday morning by a search party of Tanzanian police and park rangers, said embassy duty officer Charlene Lamb.

Across the nation

CHILD ABUSE: An 8-year-old boy in Omaha, Neb., was found confined to a cramped basement reachable through a trap door, and his little brothers spent much of their time strapped in car seats, a sheriff said. Their parents, Kathy Eckhardt, 25, and Dale Eckhardt, 24, were arrested Saturday on suspicion of felony child abuse, Cedar County Sheriff Elliot Arens said Sunday.

WILDFIRE: A 10,500-acre wildfire raged in rugged, desert hills in Southern California for a second day Saturday as firefighters held back its advance in temperatures as high as 114. The blaze, sparked Friday by a man charging his tractor battery, was 30 percent contained as it burned near Cabazon, about 20 miles west of Palm Springs.