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Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms simultaneously.... 12/26/2014 10:53 PM

In 2014, US economy began shaky, finished strong
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy flexed its old muscles in 2014.... 12/26/2014 9:13 PM

Fellow officers salute NY cop's flag-draped casket
NEW YORK (AP) -- The wife and two sons of a policeman gunned down along with his partner in a brazen daylight ambush were joined at his wake Friday by hundreds of uniformed officers, including dozens who saluted as his flag-draped casket was carried into the church.... 12/26/2014 10:58 PM

Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers
Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put "wings on pigs." After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a Brooklyn subway station and committed suicide.... 12/26/2014 10:15 PM

PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.... 12/27/2014 2:03 AM

Scientists target mess from Christmas tree needles
NEW YORK (AP) -- The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.... 12/26/2014 3:43 PM

1990s TV star 'Screech' charged in bar stabbing
Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell," was charged Friday with stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas.... 12/26/2014 9:12 PM

College sees small, big benefits with loan promise
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) -- When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A new program guaranteeing every graduate would make more than $37,000 or get some or all student loans reimbursed.... 12/26/2014 3:10 PM

Bodies of woman, 3 grandsons found in burned home
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Three boys who spent the night with their grandmother so she wouldn't be alone on Christmas died with her Friday morning as a fire engulfed her home, authorities said.... 12/26/2014 8:59 PM

AP PHOTOS: Winter weather turns the West white
Winter weather turned the West white on Friday.... 12/26/2014 10:35 PM