Republicans in charge of Senate - but 2016 awaits

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014 file photo, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Even as Republicans celebrate their Senate takeover, they are making plans to defend it. In the 2016 Senate elections, GOP candidates will be defending incumbents in states President Barack Obama won _ a stark turnaround from this past November when Democrats were on the defense. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January.

N. Korea threatens strikes on U.S. amid hacking claims

FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves to spectators and participants of a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism." (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is “recklessly” spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the Whit

Iraq TV show makes ‘terrorists’ confront victims

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, a man, center, expresses his anger at Haider Ali Motar, not seen, as they perform a scene from "In the Grip of the Law," a reality show produced by Iraqi state TV, in Baghdad, Iraq. The man is a relative of a victim who was killed in an attack for which Motar was convicted. He was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now, the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in the reality TV show. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group.

Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening

In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, tourists sunbathe as a vendor sells kites decorated with Cuba's flag on a beach near Havana, Cuba. The easing of tourism regulations is a gamble for both the U.S. and Cuba. Obama said Wednesday that people-to-people travel was a way to empower the Cuban people. At the same time, a U.S. tourism surge could funnel sorely needed cash to a tourism industry run mostly by what Obama described Friday as a regime that represses its people. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

HAVANA (AP) — As the U.S.

Man who helped subdue gunman among Carnegie Heroes

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2013 file photo Bernard Kozen stands near the scene, where a shooting occurred the night before at the Ross Township Municipal Building, in Saylorsburg, Pa. Kozen who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission. The commission founded in 1904 by steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has now honored 9,737 individuals. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parks director of a Pennsylvania township who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with m

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