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  • Gallagher helps Canadiens beat Senators, 4-1

    MONTREAL (AP) — Brendan Gallagher helped the Montreal Canadiens cap a great homestand with another win. Gallagher scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Carey Price stopped 24 shots, and the Canadiens beat the…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    AP sources: Killer of 2 NYC cops posted online that he would shoot ‘pigs’ over chokehold death NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in…

  • North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of “serious” consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would…

  • GOP to back ‘The Interview’ if it gets to theaters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP is calling on supporters to buy a ticket to the movie “The Interview” if theater owners reverse their decision not to show the film amid threats of retaliation for its…

  • Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing…

  • AP source: US seeks China’s help after cyberattack

    HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential responses to a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the U.S. has blamed on North Korea. A senior Obama administration…

  • Raul Castro: Don’t expect detente to change Cuban system

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between the U.S. and Cuba: Don’t expect detente to do…

  • ‘Dragon Age’ tops AP critics’ best games of 2014

    The top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten: 1. “Dragon Age: Inquisition” (BioWare, for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC): BioWare’s overstuffed role-playing epic has everything you could want…

  • Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Like a serial for the digital age, the book world’s most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time. A dispute about e-book revenues between Amazon.com and Hachette…

  • AP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world

    LONDON (AP) — No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades. While the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, is showing clear signs that its…

  • Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

    They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the…

  • Prosecutors: Fraudster used funds to freeze wife

    NEW YORK (AP) — An accused financial fraudster used backers’ money for a personal and uncommon purpose, prosecutors say: to have his wife’s body cryogenically frozen. While telling investors he was putting their money in…

  • Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. The Bellingham Herald reports (http://is.gd/H8SWZA ) the sales are…

  • Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually. By the time Congress limped out of town last week, one…

  • DWI charges for woman who sought driving job

    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a northern New York woman has been arrested on charges of driving drunk after trying to apply for a job — as a driver for a social services…