- US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. is re-establishing long-broken diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.
- Cuba welcomes Castro's announce of renewed US ties
HAVANA (AP) — Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility.
- US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism
NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami.
- Top theater chains cancel 'The Interview' showings
NEW YORK (AP) — The top theater chains in North America have dropped "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the Christmas Day release of the film.
- New York will move to prohibit fracking
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration will move to prevent fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.
- 49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been released by the San Francisco 49ers amid an investigation by San Jose police into McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault.
- Baseball monitoring White House Cuba decision
Major League Baseball isn't sure of the impact of President Barack Obama's decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba.
- Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit brought by retired NFL players against the league for routinely mishandling painkillers has been dismissed.
- EWU's Adams, SDSU's Zenner lead FCS All-Americans
Vernon Adams only needed to play 10 games for Eastern Washington to become an All-American.
- Crosby returns to ice, 3 Penguins tested for mumps
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby returned from a bout with mumps, while several teammates were tested for the virus as a precaution.