- No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
HAVANA (AP) — Amid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro.
- Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.
- 5 topics for Obama's year-end news conference
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before President Barack Obama jets off to Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation, he will carry out a White House ritual: the year-end news conference.
- Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US
HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.
- Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal
HAVANA (AP) — The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off.
- FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and that the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.
- AP source: Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — The San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday.
- AP source: Peavy agrees to $24M deal to stay with Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
- Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Durant injury
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr could only shake his head and grin while Kevin Durant put on the best performance of his young season in the first half.
- Jags' Marks caps 21-13 win over Titans with sack
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sen'Derrick Marks slipped by Andy Levitre, grabbed Charlie Whitehurst around the legs and dragged him to the ground.