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Pakistani schoolchildren look out the doorway of their school, before a special class about the victims killed in Tuesday's Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, at Ranrra school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

- Associated Press

Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.

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Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions

- Associated Press

Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Schedler, insurance program reach deal over records

- Associated Press

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has agreed to archive all the state employee health insurance program's records with the Secretary of State's office, after refusing for several months to follow the state's archiving requirements.

Jimmy Carter call US-Cuba diplomacy 'courageous'

Associated Press

Former President Jimmy Carter says he is "proud and grateful" for the president's efforts to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. Carter calls the shift in policy "courageous."

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Russian economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at his annual press conference, he also said Ukraine must remain one political entity, voicing hope that the crisis could be solved through peace talks. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Vladimir Putin: West is trying to 'defang' the Russian bear

- Associated Press

President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying away from its heavy reliance on oil and gas and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover.

A woman with a poster of the Cuban Five, that reads in Spanish "Freedom Now," celebrates their release, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba abruptly moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations between the two nations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Cubans hope for better future with U.S.-Havana deal

- Associated Press

Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expanded trade and new economic vibrancy even though the 53-year-old economic embargo remains in place for the time being.

George Ryan: Cuba relations will open markets

Associated Press

Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who made a historic trip to Cuba 15 years ago, says restoring diplomatic relations with the island nation 90 miles off coast of Florida will open new markets for the United States.

Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi is surrounded by journalists during the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) meeting Saturday in Cairo, Egypt. OPEC oil ministers downplayed expectations of, but didn't dismiss outright, an immediate output cut as they faced a third test in as many months of their ability to engineer a rebound in oil prices. (Associated Press)

Saudi says oil decisions not linked to politics

Associated Press

Saudi Arabia's oil chief said in comments published Thursday that there are no links between the kingdom's decision to oppose production cuts and political objectives — an apparent response to accusations last week from Shiite powerhouse Iran.

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Associated Press

Two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man will go before a judge considering their competency to stand trial.

No immediate plans for Mormon missionaries in Cuba

Associated Press

The Mormon church says it's too soon to say if it will start sending missionaries to Cuba as the United States begins re-establishing diplomatic ties with the communist island.