Latin America cheers US-Cuba rapprochement
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:16:58 -0500

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Latin America is welcoming the renewal of ties between Cuba and the United States, but the rapprochement may complicate matters for Havana's chief ally, Venezuela, w...  Full Story

Sides 'far apart' in West Coast port negotiations
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:10:38 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While West Coast seaports struggle to keep up with billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their employers apparently aren't close to a new contract nearly six months...  Full Story

Bears bench QB Jay Cutler for Clausen
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:48:20 -0500

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The thought crossed Jay Cutler's mind as soon as he found out he was being benched: He might have played his final game for Chicago.

The Bears announced Thursd...  Full Story

AP Explains: Stephen Colbert vs. "Stephen Colbert"
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:18:30 -0500

Stephen Colbert leaves Comedy Central's satirical political talk show "The Colbert Report" after nine years Thursday night. He will become host of the "Late Show" on CBS, replacing David Lett...  Full Story

Police: Drunk man shot while entering wrong house
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:39:15 -0500

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) — Police say an intoxicated man was shot by a suburban San Francisco homeowner after breaking into a house he thought was his own.

The Oakland Tribune reports (htt...  Full Story

First Bush, then Cuba: Rubio rides political wave
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:15:16 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the 2016 Republican presidential primary lurched ahead this week, no GOP prospect had a ride quite like Marco Rubio.

The Florida senator's White House aspirations ...  Full Story

Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:03:32 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business, and it's killing artists' faith in studios ...  Full Story

2 in meningitis outbreak case to be released
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:32:15 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people around the U.S. will be released from custody, pending their criminal trials, a federal judge in...  Full Story

EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:16:44 -0500

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to ...  Full Story

Report: Radiation leak at nuclear dump was small
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:32:25 -0500

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A final report by independent researchers shows the radiation leak from the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico was small an...  Full Story