- Court: LA Police Department policy for impounding cars is OK
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops is lawful and can remain in place.
- PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.
- Dog not gone: Rescue in the Columbia Gorge
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped.
- NY mayor attends wake of officer killed in ambush
NEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK (AP) — Recently criticized New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has arrived at the wake of a police officer shot to death with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush.
- President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 7
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the seventh day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii on Friday: