- N. Korea blames US for Internet shutdown
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has hurled racial slurs against President Barack Obama while blaming the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid the Sony hacking row.
- Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms simultaneously.
- In 2014, US economy began shaky, finished strong
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy flexed its old muscles in 2014.
- Thousands attend 8-hour wake for slain NYC officer
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of uniformed police officers from New York City and around the country gathered Friday at the solemn, eight-hour wake of a city policeman who was killed along with his partner in a brazen daytime shooting a week ago.
- 10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears
PERELIYA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A packed train in Sri Lanka that was swept off the tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.
- Reports: Kuroda to return to Japan, pitch for Carp
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media are reporting that Hiroki Kuroda, a free agent with the Yankees, will return to Japan in 2015 to pitch for the Hiroshima Carps.
- Cleveland reaches 50 years of sports futility
CLEVELAND (AP) — For this golden anniversary, there won't be any gifts exchanged or champagne-sipping celebrations.
- Chiefs QB Alex Smith out with lacerated spleen
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith thought he had some indigestion. It turned out to be a lacerated spleen.
- Seahawks' Lynch fined $11K for gesture on TD run
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been fined $11,050 by the NFL for an inappropriate gesture while scoring a touchdown against Arizona last Sunday night.
- Rockets top Grizzlies in overtime in Smith's debut
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — James Harden had 32 points and 10 assists, Josh Smith scored 21 points in his Rockets debut, and Houston beat the Memphis Grizzlies 117-111 in overtime on Friday night.