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  • Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening

    HAVANA (AP) — As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks…

  • Man who helped subdue gunman among Carnegie Heroes

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parks director of a Pennsylvania township who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and…

  • President Obama’s Hawaii vacation: Day 2

    KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the second day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Sunday: —POLICE SHOOTING: Obama called New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on Sunday morning to…

  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2014. There are nine days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 22, 1944, during the World War II Battle of the Bulge,…

  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2014. There are nine days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 22, 1944, during the World War II Battle of the Bulge,…

  • NKorean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own…

  • N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is “recklessly” spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and “the whole…

  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    NY cop killer had long rap sheet, apparent mental instability; ‘Watch what I’m going to do’ NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long…

  • Police: Man killed girlfriend, her 2 kids in Maine

    GARLAND, Maine (AP) — A man was charged Sunday with killing his girlfriend and her two children, whose bodies were found in the mobile home they shared, state police said. Keith Coleman, of Garland, faces…

  • Obama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killed

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama offered full support and federal assistance on Sunday to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers the day before. Obama called New…

  • Police: Fugitive killed Florida officer

    MIAMI (AP) — A fugitive trying to evade an arrest warrant shot a Tampa-area police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer, police said. Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., 23, crashed his…

  • AP sources: Yates tapped for deputy AG

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, according to two people familiar with the move. They said…

  • South Korea lowers outlook on weak private sector

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea lowered its growth forecast for next year, citing persistently weak sentiment among consumers and businesses. But the government predicted that overall economic conditions will improve from this year…

  • France: Driver goes on rampage, feeding fears

    PARIS (AP) — A driver deliberately slammed his car into crowds around the city of Dijon in eastern France on Sunday, raising concerns at a time when Islamic extremists are calling for attacks in France.…