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  • Hundreds of theaters begin screening ‘The Interview’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that “The Interview” is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event. Hundreds of…

  • Wizards-Knicks, Box

    WASHINGTON (102) Pierce 1-5 0-0 3, Nene 6-8 0-1 12, Gortat 4-10 2-2 10, Wall 10-17 3-4 24, Beal 7-16 1-1 17, Humphries 7-9 0-0 14, Butler 4-7 0-0 11, Porter 1-5 0-0 2, Seraphin…

  • Wizards-Knicks, Box

    WASHINGTON (102) Pierce 1-5 0-0 3, Nene 6-8 0-1 12, Gortat 4-10 2-2 10, Wall 10-17 3-4 24, Beal 7-16 1-1 17, Humphries 7-9 0-0 14, Butler 4-7 0-0 11, Porter 1-5 0-0 2, Seraphin…

  • US traveler released from East Timor jail

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. traveler detained for months in East Timor has been released from prison. Stacey Addison, 41, of Portland was arrested in September shortly after crossing the border into the Southeast…

  • D-I’s youngest coach also has inexperienced team

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dana Ford and his Tennessee State Tigers are learning on the job together. Ford is the youngest coach in Division I men’s basketball after being hired in April at the age…

  • Christmas around the world

  • California plane crash victims were father and son

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say the victims of a small plane crash in Northern California were a father and son. Amador County Undersheriff James Wegner tells the Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/1H0ks8q) Phillip Faillers, of…

  • Illini open Big Ten bowl slate, face La Tech

    DALLAS (AP) — Illinois needed to win its last two games to become bowl eligible, then had to wait another week before finding out if there would be more football. Louisiana Tech knew after winning…

  • Washington crosses Delaware _ with better weather

    TITUSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — George Washington has made his Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River, with considerably better weather than the first time. Re-enactors playing Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River between…

  • Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview Capsule

    Illinois (6-6) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-5), at Dallas, 1 p.m. (ESPN) Line: Louisiana Tech by 6. Series Record: Louisiana Tech leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE Illinois will try for the third time in five seasons…

  • Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Goats are known to eat just about anything. But until recently it didn’t dawn on longtime Truckee Meadows volunteer firefighter Vince Thomas that they might go for Christmas trees. Turns out,…

  • Man shot with stun gun dies at border crossing

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police say a 40-year-old man died after a border inspector shot him with a stun gun at the nation’s busiest crossing. Police said Thursday that the man jumped over…

  • Eagles have quarterback questions going into 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez got opposite results with similar performances in a disappointing season. So which quarterback will lead the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015? Foles has one year left on his…

  • Miriam’s Kitchen gives homeless Christmas cheer

    WASHINGTON — Volunteers were serving up a little Christmas spirit along with meals for the homeless on Christmas morning in Northwest, D.C. “The rain had stopped and Miriam’s was open and I came here ……

  • Kayaker rescued on pond with Charlie Brown cutout

    EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts fire officials have come to the rescue of a capsized kayaker who may have been trying to install a Charlie Brown cutout on a raft that holds a Christmas tree…