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  • 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…

  • California’s governor issues 105 pardons, but retracts 1

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Continuing a Christmas Eve tradition, Gov. Jerry Brown issued pardons to 105 people Wednesday, before retracting one to a man hours later after learning he had not disclosed recent discipline by…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Sony Pictures broadly releases ‘The Interview’ in reversal of plans LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released “The Interview” online Wednesday — an unprecedented counterstroke…

  • Firm recalls caramel apples amid listeria fears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential that they could be contaminated with listeria. The recall comes after at least three deaths and at…

  • A glance at key police shootings in St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The shooting death of 18-year-old Antonio Martin marks the third fatal shooting of a young black man by a white police officer in the St. Louis area since Michael Brown was…

  • NORAD ‘tracks’ Santa from Australia to S. America

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are pretending to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat…