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Stephen Colbert signs off

For his final episode of “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert signed off with a star-filled sing-a-long.


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Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama banned new investments in Crimea on Friday, slapping sanctions on the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this year.
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Obama renews tax breaks, creates ABLE accounts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed legislation renewing dozens of costly tax breaks for millions of businesses and individuals.
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Sony says looking for alternatives for releasing ‘The Interview’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sony Pictures Entertainment said Friday it immediately began looking for alternative platforms to release “The Interview” after it shelved the Christmas Day theatrical opening when movie theater chains bailed on the screwball comedy.
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Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from rebuilding Braves

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Justin Upton hits a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Manny Parra in the 12th inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, because the teams had not announced the deal, said the Braves will receive a group of prospects. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres acquired Atlanta outfielder Justin Upton on Friday in a trade that sent four prospects to the Braves.



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2 Armstrong associates settle lawsuit with Landis

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two of Lance Armstrong’s longtime business partners have agreed to pay the federal government $500,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former teammate, Floyd Landis.
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Sony Pictures CEO says had no choice but to pull ‘The Interview’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive and chairman Michael Lynton said on Friday that the Hollywood studio did not make a mistake in pulling satirical film “The Interview” after a cyber attack blamed on North Korea.
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Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack

U.S. President Obama responds to a question after his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a dictator trying to impose censorship in America. Obama said the cyber attack caused a lot of damage to Sony but that the company should not have let itself be intimidated into halting the public release of "The Interview," a lampoon portraying the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. …



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Theater shooter’s parents plead for his life

DENVER (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial.
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Man without use of arms facing gun charge released

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can’t use his arms because of a spinal condition but faces a gun possession charge has been released from a New Jersey jail without having to pay bail.
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FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie.
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Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings

FILE - In this Aug. 2014 file photo provided by Eugene R. Fidell, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prepares to be interviewed by Army investigators. U.S. officials have finished an investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl) disappeared from his base in Afghanistan. Bergdahl was held captive for five years by the Taliban. (AP Photo/Eugene R. Fidell, File) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday.



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Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the double yellow line on a highway. Police say Phelps registered a .14 per cent on a blood-alcohol test. The legal limit to drive is .08 per cent in Maryland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning.



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Obama signs massive defense spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State militants, including air strikes, training of Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels.
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Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward dies in California at 95

In this Feb. 14, 2012 photo, Lowell C. Steward, 92, poses for a photo, in Oxnard, Calif. Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in California. He was 95. (AP Photo/The Ventura County Star, Joseph A. Garcia) LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUTVENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95.



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Chevron: Big flames at refinery no cause for alarm

This Dec. 18, 2014 photo from Pradeep Dhillon shows large flames and a cloud of smoke over the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif. The Richmond Fire Department dispatched crews but turned them around when the refinery told them it is a flaring operation to allow equipment to de-pressurize, a normal part of refinery operations. The flare could be seen from miles away and social media users flooded Twitter with photographs of it and comments wondering if there is a fire. A 2012 fire at the refinery prompted more than 15,000 people to seek treatment for respiratory and other discomforts after the blaze. (AP Photo/Pradeep Dhillon)RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Large flames and white clouds of steam visible for miles from a San Francisco Bay Area refinery caused no harm to the surrounding community.



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Sony faces 4th ex-employee lawsuit over hack

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, cars enter and depart from Sony Pictures Entertainment studio lot in Culver City, Calif. A former director of technology for Sony Pictures Entertainment has sued the company over the data breach that resulted in the online posting of his private financial and personal information. Lionel Felix’s lawsuit filed Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in federal court in Los Angeles states he ran the company’s infrastructure for Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment from 2001 to 2004. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former director of technology for Sony Pictures Entertainment has sued the company over the data breach that resulted in the online posting of his private financial and personal information.



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Sales for holiday shopping season comes down to the wire

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 file photo, Giselle Basurto, of Mexico, shops at a Kmart store in New York on Thanksgiving Day. Retail sales rose 1.8 percent from Nov. 1 through Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 according to data provided from First Data Corp., which tracks purchases at 800,000 stores including online. The modest growth comes despite the heavy discounting customary throughout the season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press shows that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.



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Cops: Woman killed boy, falsely reported abduction

Tiffany VanAlstyne is led from Knox town court after her arraignment on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Knox, N.Y. The 19-year old has been accused of killing a 5-year-old cousin in her care and then calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman strangled a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents' care, then discarded his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home, authorities said Friday.



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Yearbook pic school wanted to ban

A high school senior’s yearbook picture includes her two great loves: her dog and hunting. CNN affiliate WTEN has more.


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Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.
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Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Mandy Rice Davies, former model and showgirl, right, poses with actress Charlotte Blackledge, who plays her in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'Stephen Ward', during the show launch photocall, in London. Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in Britain's biggest Cold War political scandal, the “Profumo Affair,” has died. She was 70. Her PR firm said Friday Dec. 19, 2014, that Rice-Davies died Thursday evening "after a short battle with cancer." (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)LONDON (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70.



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U.S. military’s stealth dirt bike

The U.S. military’s building a stealth bike with an electric battery, capable of silent operation for covert missions.


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Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman’s home.
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Least productive Congress? Not this one, barely

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2014 file photo, the Capitol Dome in Washington, surrounded by scaffolding for a long-term repair project, and framed by the last of autumn's colorful leaves. So it turns out that this Congress did not produce the fewest laws since the days of President Harry Truman. But it was pretty darn close. Thanks to a late flurry of bill signings by President Barack Obama, the perpetually gridlocked Congress that just adjourned has had 286 bills enacted into law during its two years of work. That’s according to congressional records. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — It turns out that this Congress did not produce the fewest laws since the days of President Harry Truman. But it was pretty darn close.



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PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.
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US stocks rise for 3rd day in a row

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of December 9, 2014New York (AFP) – US stocks finished higher Friday, continuing to ride the positive momentum from Wednesday's Federal Reserve meeting as the last full week of trade of 2014 ended.



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Sony Pictures defends decision to shelve ‘The Interview,’ says "We had no choice."

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures defends decision to shelve ‘The Interview,’ says “We had no choice.”
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