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  • Citigroup to sell Japan retail bank unit to SMBC

    TOKYO (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to sell its retail banking business in Japan to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. Citigroup said in a statement Thursday that the two sides have reached agreement on selling Citibank…

  • HK police arrest 12 pro-democracy protesters

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they arrested 12 protesters who were blocking several roads in the Mong Kok neighborhood overnight Wednesday as pro-democracy demonstrators returned to the site hundreds had occupied for…

  • What to watch for in the NBA games this Christmas

    WASHINGTON — Ah, the holidays. It’s the time of year when you get together with your family for just long enough to help you remember why you don’t spend long, uninterrupted stretches of time together.…

  • Christmas Day in the NBA

    Noah Frank breaks down what to watch for in each game in the NBA’s Christmas Day smorgasbord.

  • Metro trains, buses on Sunday schedule for Christmas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro trains and buses are operating on a Sunday schedule for the Christmas holiday. Metro says the rail system will open at 7 a.m. Thursday and operate until midnight. Most Metro trains…

  • Death toll in violence in India’s northeast rises to 72

    SHAMUKJULI, India (AP) — Police says the death toll from rebel violence in remote northeastern India has risen to 72 with the recovery of more bodies from abandoned villages. S.N. Singh, a police official in…

  • NBA Team Statistics

    Includes games of Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Team Offense G Pts Avg Dallas 30 3289 109.6 Toronto 29 3137 108.2 Golden State 27 2920 108.1 L.A. Clippers 29 3096 106.8 Phoenix 30 3150 105.0 Portland…

  • Fresno State pushed around in in Hawaii Bowl

    HONOLULU (AP) — Despite starting its season with three straight losses, Fresno State made it to a bowl game for the 14th time in the last 16 seasons. Winning is another matter. The Bulldogs lost…

  • Streaming release of ‘Interview’ test for industry

    ATLANTA (AP) — Sony’s “The Interview” has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new…

  • Nationals’ Fister: The coffee’s on me!

    WASHINGTON — It’s too late to take advantage of it, but it’s worth noting that Nationals pitcher Doug Fister made a pretty cool move on Wednesday. As reported by The Score, the right-hander posted his…

  • AP PHOTOS: Fresh donkey milk for sale on streets of Chile

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Ricardo Alegria is a different sort of milk man. For a quarter century or more, he and his brother Marco have led donkeys through the streets of Chile’s capital, milking them…

  • DC archbishop Wuerl: ‘The message is simple, isn’t it?’

    WASHINGTON — Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of D.C., spoke with WTOP’s Joan Jones and John Aaron on Christmas Eve morning.

  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2014. There are six days left in the year. This is Christmas Day. Today’s Highlight in History: In A.D. 336, the first known commemoration of Christmas…

  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2014. There are six days left in the year. This is Christmas Day. Today’s Highlight in History: In A.D. 336, the first known commemoration of Christmas…

  • Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl win

    HONOLULU (AP) — Driphus Jackson played his best game of the year by passing for 318 yards and three touchdowns, and Rice completed a remarkable turnaround with a 30-6 victory over Fresno State on Wednesday…