- Federal judge considering Oklahoma's death penalty
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 12/19/2014 - 02:32 AM
The Oklahoma prison system chief who halted an execution in the spring after problems with the lethal injection drugs is expected to testify in a federal challenge to the state's death penalty.
- Marathon bombing survivor in 'Yes to Dress' finale
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 12/19/2014 - 02:32 AM
The Boston Marathon bombings took Rebekah DiMartino's leg, but they couldn't rob her of her joy as a new bride.
- US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 12/19/2014 - 02:17 AM
U. S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.
- China's wealth finds home in Washington state
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 12/19/2014 - 02:08 AM
Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state.
- Australian Open goes back to The Australian course
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Friday - 12/19/2014 - 01:38 AM
American Jordan Spieth will have an opportunity to defend his Australian Open title next year on the same course he won the tournament on three weeks ago.
- Asia equity rally continues after Fed rate pledge
San Antonio Express-News, Friday - 12/19/2014 - 01:03 AM
Asian stocks rallied for a second day Friday after the Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates.  shares of Sony Corp. dropped as a hacking scandal rocked its American movies unit. THE QUOTE: "The momentum from yesterday's Fed announcement has continued to resonate through global markets," said Stan Shamu, a market strategist at IG. The studio's reputation is in tatters as embarrassing revelations spill from tens of thousands of leaked emails that could damage its relationships with stars and give other studios an advantage. American investigators have linked North Korea to the hack of the Hollywood company and Sony Pictures cancelled the release of "The Interview," a movie that spoofs an assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
- Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade
Kansas City Star, Friday - 12/19/2014 - 12:56 AM
Slugger Matt Kemp has joined the Padres after San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a five-player trade Thursday night. …
- 8 children killed in home in northern Australia
Associated Press, Thursday - 12/18/2014 - 10:52 PM
Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.
- Titans take 7-0 lead over Jaguars
Associated Press, Thursday - 12/18/2014 - 09:12 PM
Third-string quarterback Charlie Whitehurst led the Tennessee Titans to a place they had not been all year - the end zone on their opening possession.
- Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 12/18/2014 - 08:49 PM
Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business.
- Government selling last stake in Ally Financial
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 12/18/2014 - 08:25 PM
The government is selling the last of its shares in Ally Financial Inc., the former financing arm of General Motors that was bailed out during the financial crisis. Detroit-based Ally said Thursday that the Treasury Department is selling its remaining 54.9 million shares.
- AP Source: Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks
Associated Press, Thursday - 12/18/2014 - 08:05 PM
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade four-time all-star point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks.
- Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US
New York Daily News, Thursday - 12/18/2014 - 08:02 PM
The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.
- China pledges to speed entry of US pharmaceuticals
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 12/18/2014 - 07:58 PM
China is promising to streamline a regulatory process that has held up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United States.
- Hellman's maker Unilever drops suit over 'Just Mayo'
Associated Press, Thursday - 12/18/2014 - 06:52 PM
Hellman's mayonnaise maker Unilever says that it has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo."
- US rises 1 spot to 27th in FIFA rankings
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 12/18/2014 - 06:34 PM
The United States rose one spot to 27th in the December FIFA rankings despite losses the previous month to Colombia and Ireland. The Americans were ranked 14th at the end of 2013 and rose to as high as 13th in February, April and June before the World Cup, where they advanced to the second round and lost to Belgium in overtime. The top teams remained unchanged in this month's rankings, released Thursday.
- Wisconsin RB Gordon wrapping up college career
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 12/18/2014 - 06:29 PM
Melvin Gordon is happy the whirlwind is over. The junior running back for Wisconsin relished the chance to put a chaotic week behind him with work on the practice field as the Badgers prepare for the Jan.
- Fatal South by Southwest crash brings first wave of lawsuits
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 12/18/2014 - 06:17 PM
The initial wave of victim lawsuits since four people died at the South by Southwest music festival accuse organizers of safety lapses after a driver struck a crowd of concertgoers.