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US Calls for Release of American Jailed in Cuba

The United States called on Monday for the immediate release of an American contractor jailed for the past four years in Cuba, saying his continued captivity on the communist-ruled island was “gravely disappointing.”   “Tomorrow, development worker Alan Gross will begin a fifth year of unjustified imprisonment in Cuba,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement.   “It is gravely disappointing, especially in light of [Cuba's] professed goal of providing Cubans with...

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