Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.
Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil future
MIAMI (AP) — One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action.
After turbulent year, Obama aims for quiet Hawaii getaway
KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet.
N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.
Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy.
Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes
GAIL, Texas (AP) — The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state.
Immigrants build document trails to remain in US
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.
Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.
Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.
Protesters against Cuba-US plan gather in Miami
MIAMI (AP) — Anti-Castro groups gathered in a Little Havana park to protest President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba on Saturday, and an opposition leader from the island was expected to open the demonstration.
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