BC-AP Americas Digest
Jan. 12, 2015
Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making "Boyhood" won top honors at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, while Hollywood rallied against recent threats to the art of satire. AP Photos.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama for much of last year was cautious when talking about the economy: It may be improving, he would say, but millions of Americans had yet to benefit. Now that caveat is gone, replaced by a bullish new message as Obama enters his second-to-last year.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti's president says he has forged a last-minute accord with leaders of four opposition parties after days of closed-door negotiations, possibly creating a viable path to ending a political standoff stalling long-delayed elections. By David McFadden. AP Photos.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus.
ARGENTINA-POPE'S CARNIVAL-PHOTO GALLERY
GUALEGUAYCHU, Argentina — A samba school has organized an unusual show to honor Pope Francis during the opening of a hugely popular carnival in Argentina. AP Photos.