12/20/2014 01:31 AM EST - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco sheriff's deputy was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting a hospital patient in an emergency room and then lying in a police report to say the man attacked him, authorities said.   Full Story
 
AP WAS THERE: US breaks relations with Cuba
12/19/2014 10:11 PM EST - EDITOR'S NOTE — When the United States severed its diplomatic relationship with Cuba on Jan. 3, 1961, it kicked off a year in which CIA-funded counterrevolutionaries would try to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, and after that, the withdrawal or ouster of almost all American and European media from the island, including The Associated Press' Full Story

J. Scott Applewhite/AP
12/19/2014 08:31 PM EST - WASHINGTON (AP) — Something was missing from President Barack Obama's year-end news conference.   Full Story
 
Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot
12/19/2014 08:31 PM EST - DENVER (AP) — Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation's highest court — social conservatives and law enforcement. Full Story

J. Scott Applewhite/AP
12/19/2014 08:08 PM EST - WASHINGTON (AP) — Something was missing from President Barack Obama's year-end news conference.   Full Story
 
 
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. Full Story
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Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U. Full Story