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  • 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…

  • NFL Injury Report

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (OUT – Definitely will not play; DNP – Did not practice; LIMITED – Limited participation in practice; FULL – Full…

  • Report: Ebola survival improving in Sierra Leone

    One year into the world’s worst Ebola outbreak, doctors are reporting an encouraging sign: About 70 percent of patients in a hard-hit area of Sierra Leone now survive. The Ebola death rate has fallen even…

  • CDC monitoring tech for possible Ebola exposure

    ATLANTA (AP) — A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials said. The person…

  • Ogletree, Laurinaitis 1-2 in tackles entering finale

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Last year, Alec Ogletree ended James Laurinaitis’ four-year run as the St. Louis Rams’ leading tackler. Of course, he’d like to lead again. “I definitely take pride in it,” Ogletree said…

  • CDC says lab technician in Atlanta may have accidently been exposed to Ebola virus

    ATLANTA (AP) — CDC says lab technician in Atlanta may have accidently been exposed to Ebola virus.

  • Casey Kasem’s children to share medical records

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The children of radio legend Casey Kasem said Wednesday they will share all hospital records in their possession with his widow, who is suing a hospital in Washington state to learn…

  • Liberia’s UN mission reports 4th Ebola case

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Liberia says one if its staffers has contracted Ebola, bringing to four the number of its members who have come down with the disease during the…

  • Sierra Leone bans Christmas parties amid Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Alice Marke and her family aren’t celebrating Christmas the way they used to: The deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone means no festive parties at the beach, no carolers singing…

  • Irish court mulls rights of dead woman vs. fetus

    DUBLIN (AP) — A lawyer representing a 17-week-old fetus living inside the clinically dead body of its mother told a Dublin court Wednesday that the unborn child’s right to life trumps the woman’s right to…

  • Coroner: Suspect in 6 killings committed suicide

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives earlier this month in the Philadelphia suburbs killed himself with a combination of drugs after the slayings, authorities…

  • Ruling opens door for cruise malpractice lawsuits

    MIAMI (AP) — Pasquale Vaglio, a retired New York City policeman and Korean War veteran, was on the cruise of a lifetime with 18 family members in the summer of 2011 aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Explorer…

  • Denver shelters cite legal pot in homeless upswing

    DENVER (AP) — Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. They were flaky, often leaving the homeless man without…

  • Feeling miserable in the winter? It could be an allergy

    WASHINGTON — This is the sick time of year when a lot of people are walking around with runny noses and watery eyes. Many have the common cold, or perhaps the flu. But a lot…