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This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows, David Oyelowo, center, as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Carmen Ejogo, right, as Coretta Scott King in the film, "Selma."  The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best drama on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The 72nd annual Golden Globe awards will air on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 11. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima)

On Christmas Day, movies will hit the screens

Fear not, movie lovers who long for your annual trek to the cinema to round out your holiday experience. There are plenty of films opening around the holidays.

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From left, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, after traveling to Havana earlier today to bring back American prisoner Alan Gross who has been held by the Cuban government. President Barack Obama announced that the United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

- Associated Press

A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in U.S. policy toward the communist island in 50-plus years.

India's space program notches 2 more successes

Associated Press

India on Thursday announced two more successes in its space program - launching the country's largest rocket and testing the re-entry of an unmanned crew module, part of India's quest to send humans into space.

Perry touts sale of state-backed biotech company

Associated Press

A private startup awarded more than $40 million in taxpayer dollars at Texas A&M University and sold to an international drug manufacturer will expand the state's influence on biotechnology, Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday.

Drug supplier pleads guilty in MLB doping case

- Associated Press

A man who admitted working as a black market chemist at a garage lab in his suburban home pleaded guilty Thursday to being the main supplier of banned performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball's most recent steroid scandal.

IU medical researcher gets $2M parasite grant

Associated Press

An Indianapolis scientist has won a nearly $2 million federal grant to find new ways of combating a dangerous parasite that's infected an estimated 60 million Americans.

A tourist in Detroit: Motown, coney dogs and art

- Associated Press

I arrived in a power outage, got a $45 parking ticket and drove past dozens of abandoned homes. But as a tourist on my first trip to Detroit, I also sang in the Motown studio, saw the paintings that were nearly sold to pay the city's bills, and bumped fists with the sculpture of boxer Joe Louis' powerful arm.

Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

- Associated Press

Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.

FILE -- In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Bobby Shmurda arrives at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Shmurda whose real name is Ackquille Pollard has been arrested in New York City in a gun and narcotics investigation. Authorities said Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, that he was apprehended after leaving a Manhattan recording studio. Several others were also taken into custody. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

NYC rapper pleads not guilty to gun, drug charges

- Associated Press

An up-and-coming rapper pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he moonlighted as a gun-toting member of a New York City street gang responsible for several shootings during turf wars over drug trafficking.

Amid scrutiny, Vegas hotelier wins gambling license

- Associated Press

A contrite Sam Nazarian who revamped the Sahara hotel and casino on the Strip, won a gambling license from Nevada's regulators Thursday but not without limits and a promise that the nightlife magnate would remain under heavy scrutiny.

This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, Seth Rogen, center, as Aaron, and James Franco, as Dave, arriving in North Korea to a welcoming crowd in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)

AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking

- Associated Press

Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.

Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

- Associated Press

In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials.

IHSA to post hoops title-games video online

Associated Press

The Illinois State High School Association says fans of high school basketball will soon be able to watch state-title games from six decades online.

In this Nov. 28, 2011, file photo, a boy jumps into the water at the Malecon in Havana. While President Barack Obama announced Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Caribbean island nation, it doesn’t mean globe-trotting American tourists can hop on a plane to Havana anytime soon. It still remains illegal for most U.S. citizens to travel to, and spend money in, Cuba. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)

U.S. travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

- Associated Press

In a story Dec. 17 about travel to Cuba, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of Americans who were authorized to travel to Cuba last year. The number was 124,000, not 170,000.

In this photo taken on Dec. 10, 2014, Gillette Electrical Superintendent Mick Wolf, left, and city electrical engineers Ry Muzzarelli, center, and Trond Birk pose for a photo in front of the Gillette star in Gillette, Wyo. The star has returned to its original home on Burma hill. It's gotten a multi-colored facelift that the three co-workers hope provide a lift for their community as well. (AP Photo/Gillette News Record, Tim Goessman) TV OUT

Famous Gillette star makes big return for holidays

- Associated Press

Three men trudge up a slight hill across from Campbell County Memorial Hospital near the Burma Avenue overpass, quickly making their way through the brown, short grass as they approach their handiwork.

A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

- Associated Press

The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans.