Independents' Day: 'The Interview' sells out

LOS ANGELES - Many midnight showings of "The Interview" sold out in independent movie theatres, as film buffs came out to show their support for freedom of speech.  Video | Full Article 

Two more NY men arrested for threatening police after officers killed 12:39pm EST

- Two more men have been arrested for threatening New York police, including one who called the precinct headquarters of two officers killed as they sat in their patrol car and asked to speak to one of them, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

Toni Martin (C), mother of Antonio Martin, who was fatally shot, attends a prayer vigil in Berkeley, Missouri, December 24, 2014. REUTERS/Aaron P Bernstein

Cops confronted after latest Missouri shooting

BERKELEY, Mo. - Protests flared in the St. Louis suburb where a white policeman fatally shot a black man who brandished a gun at a gas station earlier this week.  Video | Full Article 

A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

CDC worker monitored for possible Ebola

A laboratory technician for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been placed under observation for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus due to an apparent mix-up in lab specimens.  Full Article 


In holiday chat, Obama focuses on Afghanistan

In annual address in which President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wish Americans a Merry Christmas, Obama says the U.S. mission in Afghanistan will end "in just a few days."  Video 

Women are reflected in the screen of a laptop computer as they shop at a Best Buy in the Manhattan borough of New Yor, December 24, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

U.S. retailers may barely hit holiday forecasts

CHICAGO - Consumers have not turned out in force for the final shopping days before Christmas, suggesting that traditional retailers will just meet industry sales forecasts.  Full Article 

A homeless man carries blanket and food during a free Christmas dinner, next to a poster of Pope Francis, at Sao Miguel Arcanjo church in Sao Paulo December 24, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Pope condemns Islamic State

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis condemned the "brutal persecution" of minorities by Islamic State insurgents and said the joy of Christmas was marred by the suffering of children in the Middle East and around the world.  Video | Full Article 

Rough Cut
“The Interview” co-Star, filmmaker, make surprise visit to midnight screening

"The Interview" co-star Seth Rogen and co-director Evan Goldberg surprise moviegoers Christmas Day by appearing at a sold-out midnight screening in Los Angeles to thank fans for their support. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).