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  • Good news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remission

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission. The veteran NBC newsman announced Sunday that he will soon begin a drug maintenance program after months of chemotherapy. Sharing with colleagues what he called "very encouraging news," Brokaw's memo noted that a year ago...

  • In latest TV spat, Fox News blocked from Dish Network

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations. The Fox blackout is just the latest skirmish as cable and satellite TV providers fight with...

  • US companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdles

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels. And outside Orlando, Florida, Danny Howell just knows there would be demand for his classic Chevrolet...

  • Egypt court bars pictures in homosexuality trial

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court official says a judge has barred photographers from taking courtroom pictures of 26 men on trial in connection to their suspected homosexuality, after their families protested. The case has captured public attention. Scenes of half-naked men covering...

  • How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess. If you're Chris Rock, you joke about it cleverly but carefully. Promoting his new movie "Top Five" this week, he noted an added bonus: "My movie's very...

  • Egypt human rights group to register under restrictive law

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt's most prominent human rights groups announced Sunday that it will register under a restrictive law it and other organizations have decried as an attempt by the government to silence them. The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a leading group founded...

  • Hospital hopes medical tourists will come to Idaho

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A hospital in North Idaho is marketing itself to Canadian tourists — medical tourists, that is. Most of the patients who come into Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, are from the local area — plus a few from Washington and Montana. But...

  • Bird count scheduled at Roosevelt National Park

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt National Park is inviting volunteers to participate in the annual nationwide Audubon Christmas Bird Count. The count in its 115th year is the world's longest-running citizen science event. Information gathered helps scientists learn more about...

  • Belarus' president promises help for Ukraine

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian president on Sunday promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships. Ukraine's year of crisis has been unsettling to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled...

  • California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe. It's a rare case of the law getting ahead of an...

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