- As dust clears, what's next for Sony?
San Diego Union-Tribune, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 05:17 PM
The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will Sony eventually release "The Interview" in some form? In theaters, on DVD or online? And what recourse does the company have against the North Korean-linked hackers?
- Stocks push to record highs, continuing a rally
San Diego Union-Tribune, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 04:49 PM
Stocks are back at record highs as the market posts its fourth gain in a row.
- Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to win Super Cup
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 03:36 PM
Napoli beat Juventus 6-5 on penalties to win the Italian Super Cup on Monday and deny Massimiliano Allegri a first trophy in charge of the Bianconeri. Rafael saved Simone Padoin's final penalty after Kalidou Koulibaly had converted to win the match for Napoli despite Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon saving three spot kicks. The match had ended 2-2 after extra time with Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain twice cancelling out strikes from Argentine compatriot Carlos Tevez. It was end-to-end action at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, much to the delight of the sellout crowd of 14,000 fans, who loudly cheered every Juventus attack. It was a revenge for Napoli, which lost to Juventus in the same competition two years ago.
- North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages
Waco Tribune-Herald, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 03:04 PM
North Korea is experiencing widespread Internet outages. One expert says the country's online access is "totally down."
- Joe Cocker Dead at 70
Gawker, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 03:02 PM
Legendary rock singer Joe Cocker has died from complications of lung cancer. He was 70. Read more
- Bears say Clausen will miss finale because of concussion
Associated Press, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 02:59 PM
Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen will miss the final game of the season because of a concussion, and Jay Cutler will move back into the lineup.
- Cuba: We're open to every part of Obama's detente
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 02:36 PM
Cuba says it's open to every one of U. S. President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations between the two countries and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island.
- Greek prosecutor rejects lawmaker's bribe claims
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 02:34 PM
A judicial investigation has dismissed a Greek lawmaker's allegations that he was offered money to back the government candidate in the country's fraught presidential vote.
- The ins and outs of the playoff races
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 02:32 PM
With five of the six playoff slots in the NFC and four in the AFC decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed.
- Going it alone, Obama rocked the boat in 2014
San Diego Union-Tribune, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 02:32 PM
President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president said he'd act alone.
- Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions
San Diego Union-Tribune, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 02:03 PM
The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and most arrests and pervasive social ills are linked to alcohol abuse.
- Railroads seek one-person crews for freight trains
Associated Press, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 01:30 PM
When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard - an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.
- It's down to the wire for online shopping
Associated Press, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 01:21 PM
As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays.
- It's becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday season
Associated Press, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 01:17 PM
This holiday season, it's almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block.
- 4th suspect arrested for death in football fight
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 01:04 PM
Spanish police have arrested a fourth suspect for the death of a football fan following a brutal street fight between rival "ultra" groups before a match in Madrid last month. Police say on their official Twitter account that "2 ultras arrested in Valencia for the incidents on November 30 in Madrid, one of them, for homicide.
- Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum
San Diego Union-Tribune, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 12:49 PM
U. S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation.
- Writer seeks records of long-dead arsenic killer
San Diego Union-Tribune, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 12:41 PM
A writer telling the story of a serial killer who inspired the play and 1944 movie "Arsenic and Old Lace" hopes the Connecticut Supreme Court will order records related to her incarceration in a state mental hospital to be opened.
- AP source: Phil Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contract
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monday - 12/22/2014 - 11:38 AM
A person familiar with the deal says the Minnesota Twins and right-hander Phil Hughes have agreed to a $58 million, five-year contract that adds $42 million in guaranteed mo…