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  • APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks’ payroll streak, owe most tax

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees’ 15-year streak as Major League Baseball’s biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax. The Dodgers finished with…

  • Things to know about Friday’s baseball news

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player…

  • Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the…

  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in a…

  • Sony on shelving ‘The Interview': ‘We had no choice’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving “The Interview,” Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film’s Christmas Day…

  • Jailed ex-billionaire’s lawyers seek his release

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for jailed real estate mogul Tim Blixseth filed an emergency motion with a federal judge Friday seeking his release, saying the one-time billionaire was willing to provide whatever information the…

  • Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service has averted a shutdown of some of the Grand Canyon’s iconic hotels and mule rides by awarding a temporary contract for services at the canyon’s South Rim.…

  • FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday…

  • FDA OKs Cubist antibiotic for serious infections

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved since May. Zerbaxa is…

  • Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A concessionaire has been awarded a temporary contract to provide services at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. The one-year contract to Xanterra (zan-TAYR’-uh) Parks & Resorts averts a shutdown of iconic…

  • Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

    The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week’s ranking is in parentheses. The list is…

  • Celebrities react to latest Sony hack developments

    Latest reaction from Hollywood and beyond to the Sony hacking scandal and President Obama’s remarks Friday that the studio “made a mistake” in not releasing its embattled film “The Interview”: — “As the events of…

  • US regulators close small Minnesota bank

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have closed a small lender, the 18th bank failure in the U.S. this year after 24 closures in 2013. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over…

  • AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

    GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn’t enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous…

  • More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon, producers say. “If only half of those result in adoptions,…