- Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China
BEIJING (AP) — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago.
- N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie "The Interview."
- NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting was not completely pushed aside.
- Key developments in police-communities tension
The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict the officers.
- Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.
- John Paul II gunman lays flowers at Vatican tomb
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican officials said.
- US mission in Havana to become embassy amid thaw
HAVANA (AP) — A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country.
- Wanted extremist leader surrenders in Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday.
- Insurers dogged by claims of slanted Sandy reports
NEW YORK (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, flood insurance companies working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency dispatched an army of structural engineers to do some detective work.
- Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014
They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War.
- Penn State tops Boston College 31-30 in OT in Pinstripe Bowl
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Penn State kicked the extra point that Boston College could not, lifting the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 win in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.
- Browns suspend receiver Josh Gordon, Manziel late
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon will end his troubled season just as it began — suspended.
- No. 1 Kentucky holds off No. 4 Louisville 58-50
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — There were moments when top-ranked Kentucky could have blinked against No. 4 Louisville with its veterans battling second-half foul trouble and shooting woes.
- Lowry, Valanciunas lead Raptors over Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Lowry and the short-handed Toronto Raptors needed plenty of help from their reserves down the stretch to beat the Los Angeles Clippers.
- Jameis Winston is in his 'sanctuary' at Rose Bowl
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The clouds of Jameis Winston's off-the-field troubles have cleared for now, and the Florida State quarterback emerged in the dazzling Southern California sun on Saturday firmly focused on his quest for a second national title.