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  • Pope praises the diplomacy of US-Cuba accord

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has praised the "small steps" of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba. In his first public comments about the breakthrough Francis told new ambassadors on Thursday that diplomacy was a "noble job."...

  • How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview'

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about "The Interview," the likelihood of trouble seemed remote. "You're always hoping nothing horrible is going to happen, obviously," said Rogen. "If something horrible happened and they...

  • Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas (AP) — Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies are combing the area around a remote Central Texas television studio where a morning meteorologist was shot in a parking lot after an argument. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the shooting...

  • Republican wins Arizona House seat after recount

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans will have their largest U.S. House majority in 83 years when the new Congress convenes next month after a recount in Arizona gave the final unresolved midterm race to a Republican challenger. Retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally won a House seat over...

  • Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

    Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century...

  • 49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police. Baalke spoke with McDonald and...

  • Dentist suspended; patient died after teeth pulled

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dentist whose patient died after developing complications while getting 20 teeth pulled and several implants installed will not be allowed to work until after a comprehensive review of his practice. The Connecticut State Dental Commission voted 5-0 Wednesday...

  • Panthers' Newton practices 8 days after crash

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton returned to practice Wednesday eight days after a horrific-looking automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back. Whether or not he starts Sunday against the Cleveland Browns remains unclear. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the...

  • US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    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. But the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro and the subsequent Cold War embargo of the...

  • NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too. Threats of violence against movie theaters. The New York premiere of "The...

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