N. Korea compares Obama to monkey in hacking row
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday blamed the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the movie "The Interview" and compared President Barack Obama to a monkey.
Biden: NY officers' deaths touched soul of nation
NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the slayings of two New York City police officers in an ambush shooting have "touched the soul of an entire nation."
Key developments in police-communities tension
The killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict the officers.
US mission in Havana to become embassy amid thaw
HAVANA (AP) — A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country.
Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China
BEIJING (AP) — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago.
Insurers dogged by claims of slanted Sandy reports
NEW YORK (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, flood insurance companies working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency dispatched an army of structural engineers to do some detective work.
Wanted extremist leader surrenders in Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday.
Clinton economic approach under scrutiny
WASHINGTON (AP) — If Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House again, her message on the economy could be an important barometer as she courts fellow Democrats.
Pilot recalls last flight to Cyprus airport
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Capt. Adamos Marneros gazed with foreboding at the dots on the radar screen of his passenger jet as it prepared for landing on Cyprus.
AP-Times Square poll: Most feeling good about 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans givethe year gone by a resounding 'meh.
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