- 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.
- Cubans imprisoned in US appear before parliament
HAVANA (AP) — Three Cubans recently released from prison in the U.S. are getting a warm welcome home from the country's parliament.
- Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal
HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.
- Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages
BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the front lines he and several friends returned home because they had run out of food.
- 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.
- Lillard scores 43 as Blazers beat Spurs in 3 OT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers know firsthand how cold and methodical the veteran San Antonio Spurs can be when they have a team in trouble.
- Things to know about Friday's baseball news
There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes:
- Interim coaching jobs present challenges in bowls
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Barney Cotton choked up as he described the challenges that come with serving as Nebraska's interim head coach.
- APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most tax
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.
- LA Dodgers chart new course with rebuilt roster
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his trade of popular slugger Matt Kemp and $32 million to a division rival for what might be no more than half of a catching platoon.