President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming.

Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

Obama said the change in policy should give the U.S. a greater opportunity to have influence on Cuba and reflects his belief that 50 years o…

A man walks out from the headquarters of Sony Corp. in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for the film at the heart of the hack, "The Interview."

FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

Speaking of Sony executives, Obama said at a year-end news conference, “I wish they had spoken to me first. … We cannot have a society in …

Abrams fire

Fire damages home in Abrams

ABRAMS – One man has been forced from his home after an overnight fire in Abrams. It started before midnight Thursday on North Gilbert Lane.…