No. 24 North Carolina beats No. 12 Ohio St 82-74

North Carolina forward Brice Johnson (11) dunks as forward Kennedy Meeks (3) and Ohio State forward Sam Thompson (12), guard Shannon Scott (3) look on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in CBS Sports Classic on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Brice Johnson had 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting and nine rebounds, and No. 24 North Carolina used its stout defense to hold off No. 12 Ohio State for an 82-74 victory Saturday.



French police shoot dead knife-wielding assailant

PARIS (AP) — Officials say man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France.
Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Affleck in a scene from "Gone Girl." The film, released in 2014, is based on the best-selling book by Gillian Flynn. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Merrick Morton)NEW YORK (AP) — Like a serial for the digital age, the book world's most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time.



Bold booty or sheer reveal: 2014 was big on flesh

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Nicki Minaj performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Skin was definitely in, but was 2014 all about the big, bold booty or a sheer reveal up top?



Over and out: TV flops, exits and endings in 2014

FILE - this Nov. 8, 2014 image provided by NBC shows, from left, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Jake Lucas as John Darling, and Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling from the musical version, "Peter Pan Live!" (AP Photo/NBC, Virginia Sherwood)NEW YORK (AP) — Along with its triumphs, the world of TV had its share of setbacks in 2014. Here's a sample:





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