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December 21, 2014

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  • AP Top Business News At 6 a.m. EST

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil future North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers Haggen chain buying 146 ...

  • Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil chief says that allegations the kingdom conspired to bring oil prices down to harm its neighbors are false. Petroleum Minister Ali Naimi said at an oil summit in the United ...

  • Palestinians throw stones, injure Israeli boy

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says Palestinians hurling stones at cars of Jewish settlers in the West Bank have lightly injured a 4-year-old Israeli boy. The army says the incident took place at an intersection in a settlement area ...

  • Russia sees harsh crackdown on independent media

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar's questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back to spacious television studios while ...

  • Kurds push into Sinjar; Iraqis battle for airport

    3 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters are pushing their way into the town of Sinjar, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic State militants who captured the town last summer. Loud explosions and intense gunbattles were heard from inside the ...

  • Nigeria's home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threat

    3 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks. Further north, Boko Haram employs recruits ...

  • Gabon police break up opposition rally, 1 killed

    4 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's prosecutor says one person was killed after opposition protesters went ahead with a banned rally, prompting security forces to respond with tear gas in a bid to disperse the crowd. Opposition leaders said three people ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 3:10 a.m. EST

    5 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) 2 NYPD officers fatally shot by gunman who vowed to kill cops; shooter takes his own life Sony hacking case combines rare blend of international intrigue and Hollywood star power North Korea wants joint investigation with US over Sony hacking ...

  • Lauren Jackson returns from 11-month injury layoff

    5 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Seattle Storm forward and former WNBA most valuable player Lauren Jackson played her first competitive match in 11 months on the weekend, admitting she was "terrible" while scoring 13 points to lead the Canberra Capitals to ...

  • Israel arrests more from Jewish extremist group

    5 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have arrested four Jewish activists from the extremist Lehava group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence. The arrests are part of a clampdown on the fringe organization, which has become a symbol of rising anti-Arab sentiment. Police ...

  • Tunisians head to elect president in runoff

    6 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians are heading to vote for a president in a runoff between a symbol of the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist that came to power after the revolution of 2011. Sunday's runoff ...

  • BC-BKC--T25-Utah-UNLV Box

    6 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) BC-BKC--T25-Utah-UNLV Box No. 14 UTAH 59, UNLV 46 UTAH (8-2) Taylor 7-12 0-0 16, Tucker 2-7 0-0 5, Reyes 0-2 1-2 1, Poeltl 4-7 0-0 8, D. Wright 5-16 6-11 17, Chapman 2-5 2-2 7, I. Wright 0-1 0-0 0, ...

  • No. 14 UTAH 59, UNLV 46

    6 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) UTAH (8-2) Taylor 7-12 0-0 16, Tucker 2-7 0-0 5, Reyes 0-2 1-2 1, Poeltl 4-7 0-0 8, D. Wright 5-16 6-11 17, Chapman 2-5 2-2 7, I. Wright 0-1 0-0 0, Ogbe 0-0 0-0 0, Bachynski 1-3 3-6 5, ...

  • Wright scores 17 as No. 14 Utah beats UNLV 59-46

    6 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Delon Wright scored 17 points, Brandon Taylor had 16, and No. 14 Utah beat UNLV 59-46 on Saturday night in the MGM Grand Showcase. Utah (8-2) had 12 steals — including six by Taylor and four ...

  • Taliban kill 7 Afghan policemen at checkpoint

    6 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says seven policemen were killed in a northern province after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents. Abdul Manan Raoufi, police operational chief of Jawzjan province, says that along with the seven killed, ...

  • Oklahoma's rally comes up short in 69-67 loss to Washington

    6 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lon Kruger's return to Las Vegas was a disappointing one. No. 15 Oklahoma got off to a slow start and lost 69-67 to No. 16 Washington on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Showcase. Kruger coached ...

  • President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 1

    6 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the first day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Saturday: — QUIET TIME AT HOME: Obama and the first family spent the morning at their vacation home in the breezy ...

  • Burns gives Sharks 3-2 win over Blues in OT

    7 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 4:22 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks rallied past the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday night for their season-best fifth straight victory. Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored with 21 ...

  • Bomb blast kills 3, hurts 5 in northeastern India

    7 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) GUWAHATI, India (AP) — Police say an explosion in the parking lot of a bus station has killed three people and wounded five others in northeastern India. Police Superintendent Ibomcha Singh three construction workers died when a homemade bomb went ...

  • Blues-Sharks Sums

    7 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) St. Louis 0 2 0 0—2 San Jose 0 1 1 1—3 First Period_None. Penalties_St. Louis bench, served by Lindstrom (too many men), 13:31. Second Period_1, San Jose, Desjardins 2 (Braun, McGinn), 10:47. 2, St. Louis, Berglund 4 (Pietrangelo, Jaskin), ...

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