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 

Russia says Kiev's move to join NATO dangerous for Europe 8:47am EST

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Ukraine's pursuit of NATO membership posed a danger to European security and that the West was using Kiev's bid to join the Atlantic alliance as a way to fuel confrontation between Russia and Ukraine.

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 

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 

Blanca Rodriguez, 46, cleans up her sleeping area under an overpass in Chicago, December 4, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Nelles

Cities ban homeless camps, advocates cry foul

CHICAGO - Local governments across the U.S. are moving to prevent outdoor camping by the homeless, according to advocates for the homeless who believe new rules further stigmatize the poor.  Full Article 

An actor dressed as Father Christmas displays a Christmas bauble, worth $23,908, to mark the annual opening of Harrods Christmas-themed shop, at Harrods department store in London, August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

How to win friends and family while regifting

NEW YORK - There are plenty of delicate subjects during the holiday season, but one of the touchiest could be regifting. Plenty of us do it, but avoid talking about it for fear of offending friends and family.  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).