Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans

Published Dec. 25 2014 @ 7:35am

LOS ANGELES -- Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesday -- an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl win, 30-6

Published Dec. 24 2014

HONOLULU -- Driphus Jackson played his best game of the year by passing for 318 yards and three touchdowns,...

Again? Really? What if it's Bush-Clinton in 2016?

Published Dec. 25 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Again? Really?

CDC monitoring technician for possible Ebola exposure

Published Dec. 24 2014

ATLANTA -- A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental...

Report: Ebola survival improving in Sierra Leone

Published Dec. 25 2014

One year into the world's worst Ebola outbreak, doctors are reporting an encouraging sign: About 70 percent of patients in...

USS Peleliu makes Christmas Eve homecoming

Published Dec. 24 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Families eagerly greeted crewmembers as the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu made a Christmas Eve homecoming...

Auto industry acts globally, but not on recalls

Published Dec. 25 2014

DETROIT -- When it comes to making and selling cars, the auto industry thinks and acts globally: There is near-seamless...

Pope celebrates Christmas Eve Mass and calls Iraqi refugees

Published Dec. 24 2014

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass Wednesday in St. Peter's Basilica and a phone...

Police: 1 dead, 3 critically hurt in St. Louis shooting

Published Dec. 24 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Police say they are investigating a shooting near downtown St. Louis that left one person dead...

After NYC deaths, a surge of support for police

Published Dec. 25 2014

NEW YORK -- Rocker Jon Bon Jovi donned a New York Police Department T-shirt on stage.

Court denies Polanski's motion to dismiss 1977 sex case

Published Dec. 24 2014

LOS ANGELES Roman Polanski lost his latest bid to have a California court dismiss his 1977 sex case when...

CDC monitoring lab tech for possible Ebola exposure

Published Dec. 24 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say a lab technician is being monitored for possible exposure to the Ebola...

Islamic State extremists capture Jordanian pilot

Published Dec. 24 2014

AMMAN, Jordan -- Islamic State militants captured a Jordanian pilot after his warplane crashed in Syria while carrying out airstrikes...

NCAA bowl schedule

Published Dec. 24 2014

Schedule of college football bowl games.

After NYC officers' deaths, a surge of support for police

Published Dec. 24 2014

NEW YORK -- Rocker Jon Bon Jovi donned a New York Police Department T-shirt on stage. Well-wishers delivered home-baked cookies...