Castro survived odd, often inept, US schemes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's schemes to overthrow the Castro government over the decades included poisonous cigars, an exploding seashell and a secret Twitter-like service in Cuba. None worked.
Guilty verdict in German exchange student's death
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state "castle doctrine" law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family.
N Korea behind unprecedented cyberattack on Sony
NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers backed by North Korea perpetrated an 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 Interview," the film at the heart of the attack.
Doctor says Oklahoma inmate suffered in execution
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A doctor who examined the body of an Oklahoma inmate who died during a botched execution told a federal judge Wednesday that he is convinced the man suffered after being declared unconscious.