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16 minutes ago // CBS

world Protesters: "Not the time" to change Cuba relations

Anti-Castro protesters demonstrate in opposition to Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba

19 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik lead Kings' victory

Was it center Anze Kopitar pushing Marian Gaborik to greater heights?

19 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Arthur Gardner dies at 104; produced TV's 'Rifleman,' 'Big Valley'

For producer Arthur Gardner, known for his TV western series "The Rifleman" and "The Big Valley," life in the business was "a picnic," his favorite catchphrase.

20 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Tony Abbott to announce cabinet reshuffle

Josh Frydenberg and Sussan Ley tipped to join frontbench after Arthur Sinodinos quit as assistant treasurerTony Abbott is poised to unveil a cabinet reshuffle on Sunday afternoon following the resignation of Arthur Sinodinos as assistant treasurer.Mathias Cormann, the finance minister and senior frontbencher, said any ministerial reshuffle would ensure the Abbott government took the best team into the new year and the next federal election.

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Real Madrid claims another trophy with Club World Cup victory

Real Madrid outclassed San Lorenzo of Argentina, 2-0, in the Club World Cup final to put a crown on its status as the best club in world football.

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Too few at Regent see 3BallMTY, Los Rakas, who may be future of pop

Here are two things about the future of pop music everyone agrees upon: Tt will be dancey, and its going to be more Latino.

24 minutes ago // ABC

world Goodbye Facebook Revolutions? Page Supporting Putin Critic Blocked

Facing pressure from Russian authorities, Facebook blocked a page today supporting a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin.

24 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Foreign troops on islands and reefs of South China Sea

What are each of the countries doing to secure their claims in the South China Seas? Vietnam: There are 29 islands and reefs that Vietnam has laid claim to since the 1970s. They are using 2 approaches. First,to establish a defensive system by putting up fortifications and buil …

26 minutes ago // BBC

world The family with 34 children - and counting

The family with 34 children - and they're adding two more

30 minutes ago // New York Times

world Delivery of Helicopters Shows Mending of U.S.-Egypt Ties

The Americans had imposed a hold on the Apache helicopters last year after the Egyptian military toppled President Mohamed Morsi.

30 minutes ago // Time

world Witness the Aftermath of Police Shooting in Brooklyn

Two New York Police Department officers were shot and killed Saturday afternoon, unprovoked, by a gunman who later killed himself.

37 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Two NYPD officers 'assassinated' in Brooklyn before gunman shoots himself

Officers killed in ambush named as Wenjian Liu and Rafael RamosSuspect Ismaaiyl Brinsley also linked to shooting in Baltimore Continue reading...

39 minutes ago // New York Times

world In a Year, Egypt Detained 10,000

An aide to the interior minister gave a rare accounting of a crackdown in which those suspected of being militants and rioters were arrested over the past 12 months.

40 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world No. 1 Kentucky dominates from the start in 83-44 rout of UCLA

While No. 1 Kentucky was scoring the first 24 points of the game against UCLA on Saturday, on the CBS broadcast, Verne Lundquist noted, "Kentucky fans are hoping for a shutout." It was unclear whether the comment was made in jest.

42 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Hundreds of vets participate in 'Stand Down' at L.A. Convention Center

Free meals, beauty makeovers, gift sleeping bags and complimentary cellphones brought more than 800 military veterans to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, but the bigger gift for many could come in the form of permanent homes.

43 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world UCLA sees Alamo Bowl as a prelude to next season

Bowl games are all about showing up with purpose, or else leaving with a loss.

49 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Pakistan steps up campaign against Taliban

Aerial strikes in Khyber Agency reported as military intensifies attacks on suspected Pakistani Taliban stronghold.

53 minutes ago // New York Times

world Chinese Annoyance With North Korea Bubbles to the Surface

A retired generals scathing account of North Korea as a recalcitrant ally headed for collapse and unworthy of Chinas support revealed how far relations between the two countries have sunk.

55 minutes ago // New York Times

world Cuban Exiles at Miami Rally Denounce Obama for Rapprochement

Hundreds of protesters in Miami excoriated the president for moving to normalize relations with Cuba, which they say will only shore up the Communist regimes power.

59 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Castro insists Cuba wont abandon communism despite deal with U.S.

MEXICO CITY With shouts of Viva Fidel! Cuban President Ral Castro said Saturday that the easing of tensions with the United States did not mean he was going to jettison the communist ideals that his brother brought to the island a half-century ago.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world As top moments go, Jerry Neuheisel's pass to lift UCLA over Texas is a doozy

For pure drama, the greatest moment in Los Angeles sports this season was created by Alec Martinez, twice, with one goal that put the Kings into the Stanley Cup Final and another that won the Cup in double overtime.

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world Falling Oil Prices Could Rock Canada's Politics: Expert

What do the plummeting oil prices tell us not only about our near term economic future in Canada, but the political fragility of the world's petro states?

1 hour ago // BBC

world More support for ex-forces prisoners

Ex-armed forces members who are sent to prison will get more support following a review of how they are treated, the Ministry of Justice says.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ambushed New York officers were 'simply assassinated,' Bratton says

A man who posted anti-police rantings on the Internet ambushed and shot to death two New York City police officers at they sat in their patrol car Saturday, authorities said.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ask Sam Farmer: Why do NFL QBs point to opposing players at the line?

Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: sam.farmerlatimes.com.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ask Sam Farmer:

Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: sam.farmerlatimes.com.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world 'Assassinated': Shock as Two NYPD Officers Murdered

The two officers were in their patrol car when a gunman opened fire, killing both, in an unprovoked act of violence, officials said.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Algeria, Dependent on Oil, Feels Pinch as Prices Decline

Like Russia, which has seen a full-scale run on its currency, Algeria has made little effort to diversify the economy away from oil and gas.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Senior cleric: Iran has knowledge to build a nuclear bomb

The Islamic republic has reached the expertise to enrich uranium not just to the 5% and 20% levels required for civilian uses but to higher levels required for a bomb, says Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami An official site belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps IRGC has quoted a senior conservative cleric as saying that Iran has attained the knowledge to build a nuclear bomb but doesnt want to use it.The IRGC site of Kurdistan province today quoted Ayatollah Ahmad

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world South China Sea legal battle hots up

China reiterated its outright opposition to any form of third party arbitration vis-a-vis sovereignty disputes in the South China Sea by releasing a position paper on Dec 7, which contains three major arguments. First, Beijing contends that the special arbitral tribunal …

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Rebecca Lowe of NBC shares her views on football

Since her debut as host of NBC's coverage of the English Premier League last year, London-born journalist Rebecca Lowe has earned a devout following among soccer fans in the U.S. And she'll be a constant presence during the holiday season, with NBC presenting 33 Premier League games between...

1 hour ago // New York Times

world In Wake of Hong Kong, Chinese Leader Warns Macau

In the wake of prolonged pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, President Xi Jinping raised a warning about interference from external forces.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Welby seeks gay marriage 'bridge'

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tells Desert Island Discs he is trying to bridge a split in the Church over same-sex marriage.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Gulf States and Qatar Gloss Over Differences, but Split Still Hampers Them

The lack of unity is raising questions about the ability of the gulf states to muster a coherent response to a storm of crises.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world U.S. asks China to help combat North Korean hacking after attack on Sony

HONOLULU The Obama administration has asked China for help in countering the North Korean cyberattacks as the United States seeks to respond to the financially costly assault on Sony Pictures.But Kim Jong Uns regime insisted Saturday there was no proof that it was behind the hack. It called for an investigation of the case to be conducted jointly by North Korea and the U.S. government, saying that Washington will face serious consequences if it rejects the idea.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S. Reaches Out to China in Effort to Respond to Hacking

The Obama administration is seeking assistance from China as U.S. officials craft a response to North Koreas cyberattack on Sony Pictures, senior administration officials said Saturday.