- 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) — Members of the Cuban parliament gave a standing ovation Saturday to three men convicted of spying in the United States who were released as part of a historic agreement to restore relations between the two long-hostile countries.
- 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.
- Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacre
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confirmed that the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon.
- 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.
- Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity
PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) — With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" ("Silent Night, Holy Night").
- Vonn wins women's World Cup downhill in France
VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history.
- 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.
- Big moves bring big hope for Chicago baseball
CHICAGO (AP) — As the cranes and trucks hummed just beyond the chain-link fence along Waveland Avenue, Erika Pflederer stopped to take it all in.
- Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it.
- 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.