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  • 3 SKorea workers die at nuke plant construction site

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Three South Korean workers have died after apparently inhaling toxic gas at a construction site for a new nuclear plant. Choi Hee-ye of Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. says…

  • S. Korean official arrested over nut rage incident

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Friday arrested a government official who allegedly leaked information about an investigation into former Korean Air Lines executive Cho Hyun-ah, who forced a flight to return…

  • How to find the best-value D.C.-area doctors, house cleaners and more

    WASHINGTON — When it comes to various services in the D.C. area, how do you know you’re getting the best bang for your buck? Washington Checkbook Magazine has some tips when it comes to getting the…

  • Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap

    TOKYO (AP) — Sony’s iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it’s apparent…

  • Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

    KHAO LAK, Thailand (AP) — Beachside memorials and religious services were held across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead…

  • Japan inflation, industrial output weaken in Nov

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan says its inflation rate eased slightly in November as household spending dropped, hindering the government’s effort to get the world’s third-largest economy out of recession and back to sustainable growth. Government…

  • 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…

  • Dollar mixed

    The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.16 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Wednesday. And the dollar is trading at 14.72 Mexican pesos, up from late…

  • DC theater seeing intense interest in ‘The Interview’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s opening day for Sony Pictures’ movie “The Interview,” and one theater in Washington says interest has been intense. The movie was released online Wednesday, and independent theaters agreed to release it…

  • UK body warns drone owners: Fly safely, or you’ll be fined

    LONDON (AP) — Got a nifty little drone for Christmas? If so, fly it carefully. Especially if you are in Britain. The country’s civil aviation authority on Thursday issued a warning that people who fly…

  • Citigroup to sell Japan retail bank unit to SMBC

    TOKYO (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to sell its retail banking business in Japan to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. Citigroup said in a statement Thursday that the two sides have reached agreement on selling Citibank…

  • 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…

  • 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…