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  • BC-BBO--US-Cuba Timeline,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Despite deep political and ideological differences over the years, Cuba and the United States always have shared a love of baseball. From the Negro Leagues to the current crop of Cuban stars, the communist island and the U.S. are linked by century-old baseball ties. It was during...

  • Despite rifts, US and Cuba share baseball ties

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Despite deep political and ideological differences over the years, Cuba and the United States always have shared a love of baseball. From the Negro Leagues to the current crop of Cuban stars, the communist island and the U.S. are linked by century-old baseball ties. It was during...

  • 2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring states. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said the states filed...

  • Files of more than 40,000 federal workers breached

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The computer files of more than 40,000 federal workers may have been compromised by a cyberattack at federal contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions, the second breach this year at a major firm handling national security background investigations of workers at...

  • US stocks surge; Oracle leads technology stocks higher

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, rising sharply for a second day. The Federal Reserve set off the rally a day earlier by indicating that it was in no hurry to raise interest rates. The gains were led by technology stocks...

  • A look at Michigan road funding plan

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Here is a look at a $1.6 billion road and school funding deal brokered by Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders. The fate of the tax hike will rest entirely with voters if approved by lawmakers on Thursday: ___ BALLOT In May, voters would be asked to increase the state's 6...

  • Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings. On the first full day after the surprise...

  • Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor? That's about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul Castro move to normalize more than a half-century of bitter animosity between the United States...

  • Oakland joins LA in banning circus elephant tool

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned in the city. The Oakland City Council earlier this week unanimously approved an ordinance outlawing bullhooks. The instrument resembles a fireplace poker,...

  • Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and...

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