- Massive, sloppy storm system snarls holiday travel
CHICAGO (AP) — Those who got a jump on their holiday travels this year apparently got it right. Those who didn't may have to wait a bit.
- 3 US military aircraft hit in S. Sudan, 4 wounded
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded in the attack in the same region where gunfire downed a U.N. helicopter the day before.
- Memorials mark Lockerbie attack anniversary
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Families of some of the 270 people who died in an airliner bombing 25 years ago gathered for memorial services Saturday in the United States and Britain, honoring victims of a terror attack that killed dozens of American college students and created instant havoc in the Scottish town where wreckage of the plane rained down.
- Hospital: Teen who was shot at Colo. school dies
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate died Saturday afternoon, hospital officials and her family said.
- Report: CIA helped Colombia kill rebel leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) — A covert CIA program has helped Colombia's government kill at least two dozen leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the rebel insurgency also known as FARC, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
- USC routs No. 21 Fresno St 45-20 in Las Vegas Bowl
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cody Kessler realizes Southern California could have quit on this season after the Trojans' first head coach was fired.
- AP source: Choo agrees to 7-year deal with Texas
The Rangers have made another Texas-sized deal to improve their offense.
- Court docs: Rangers' Martin victim in ransom plot
MIAMI (AP) — Like many Cuban baseball stars, outfielder Leonys Martin dreamed of leaving the communist island for the bright lights and big money of Major League Baseball. Martin accomplished his goal in 2011 when he signed with the Texas Rangers, but not before what court documents and the Justice Department describe as a harrowing ordeal in which he was held for ransom in Mexico while his family members were kept under surveillance in South Florida.
- Westbrook leads Thunder past Spurs 113-100
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Westbrook says there's no question Oklahoma City is the league's best team.
- Colorado State shocks Washington State, 48-45
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With less than 2 minutes to play and Colorado State down by eight points, Shaquil Barrett knew the Rams needed the ball back quickly to finish an improbable comeback against Washington State.