Steelers, Packers win, move into playoffs

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden (21) celebrates as he walks off the field after a 20-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

(AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.

Cuban-American Catholic flock fractures

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, Rev. Juan Rumin Dominguez talks to a reporter at Our Lady of Charity Catholic church in Miami. Many Catholics have expressed pride in seeing Francis stirring hopes of progress in communist Cuba, but some Cuban-Americans say their spiritual leader betrayed them (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

MIAMI (AP) — The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.

U.S. mulls putting N. Korea on terrorism sponsor list

Cars drive by the Sony Pictures Plaza building in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an “act of cybervandalism,” not one of war, against a movie company.

Exit poll: Ex-regime official is Tunisia’s new president

Tunisia's outgoing President, Moncef Marzouki, displays the indelible ink mark on his finger after voting in Sousse, 120 miles south of Tunis, Tunisia, Sunday, Dec, 21, 2014. Tunisians must decide Sunday between Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old veteran of previous regimes, and Moncef Marzouki, a 75-year-old human rights activist who is the outgoing interim president. For the third time in just two months, Tunisian voters will head to the polls this weekend, this time to elect a president in a runoff vote that presents a stark choice between the country's past and its Arab Spring revolution. (AP Photo/Slim Abid)

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of Sunday’s presidential runoff, cementing his dominance over a country where his party already controls Parliament.

In Depth: Cop ambush killer, his victims, backlash and a timeline

Mourners stand at attention as the bodies of two fallen NYPD police officers are transported from Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York. An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing one and critically wounding a second before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Court fight puts Idaho’s school broadband in jeopardy

Darin Oswald / doswald@idahostatesman.com J.C. Caldwell, 16, is taking a class in medical terminology via computer at Kuna High School through a high-speed Internet connection provided by the state. DARIN OSWALD / doswald@idahostatesman.com

Twelve-year-old Rhiannon Strickland took advantage of some spare moments in her seventh-grade math class at Kuna Middle School to recheck her skills on multiplying decimals.

Bowl roundup: Air Force beats Western Michigan 38-24 in Potato Bowl

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun gets doused with water by defensive linesman Dillon Beschel (98) at the end of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA football game Saturday Dec. 20, 2014, at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho.The Falcons defeated Western Michigan 38-24. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Darrin Oswald) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (KTVB 7); MANDATORY CREDIT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Air Force capped one of the best turnarounds in college football, using a strong ground attack and a huge defensive touchdown to beat Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Colorado State struggles in Las Vegas Bowl loss

Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson (18) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Utah during the first half of the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As he walked off the field Saturday night, Colorado State interim coach Dave Baldwin paused in front his team’s fans and applauded.

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