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  • N. Korea blames U.S. for Internet outages, insults Obama

    Kim Jong UnSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview."




  • N.Y. mayor attends wake of slain officer

    New York City police officers carry the casket of New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos at his wake at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Police union officials believe Bill de Blasio contributed to toxic climate in the city.




  • Mourners gather for slain New York policeman

    An NYPD logo is pictured on a wall above a makeshift memorial at the site where two police officers were shot in the head in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police officers in dress uniform and other mourners joined a somber, four-block line outside a New York City church on Friday for the wake of one of two officers shot by a man who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by police. Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were slain last Saturday afternoon while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn. ...




  • Oregon mother calls daughter's East Timor release 'Christmas present'
    By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The mother of an Oregon woman newly freed from two months of imprisonment in East Timor said on Friday that news of her daughter's release was a "fantastic Christmas present," but it remained uncertain how soon she could return to the United States. Bernadette Kero, 64, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, said she last spoke to her daughter, Dr. Stacey Addison, two nights earlier, just after she was let out of prison in Dili, the capital of the Southeast Asian country also known as Timor-Leste. ...

  • Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business?

    FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2014 file photo, Derek Karpel holds his ticket to a screening of "The Interview" at Cinema Village movie theater, in New York. The film raked in just over $1 million in ticket sales from 331 locations for an impressive $3,142 per theater average, according to distributor Sony Pictures. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms simultaneously.




  • Former 'Saved by the Bell' actor Dustin Diamond arrested in Wisconsin
    (Reuters) - Former "Saved by the Bell" actor Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy "Screech" on the high school sitcom, has been arrested for stabbing a man with a switchblade at a bar north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, police said on Friday. Dustin Diamond, 37, and his girlfriend were arrested shortly after they drove away from the Grand Ave Saloon in the town of Port Washington following the altercation on Thursday night, police said in a statement. ...

  • Islamic State claims Iraq suicide bombing that killed 38

    A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen in Iraq on September 11, 2014.The Islamic State group on Friday claimed it carried out a suicide bombing south of Baghdad that targeted Sunni fighters who oppose the jihadists, in which 38 people were killed. IS spearheaded a sweeping militant offensive that has overrun much of Iraq's Sunni Arab heartland since June -- areas that Shiite-led government forces have sought local Sunni help to recapture. The Sahwa, or "Awakening" in Arabic, dates back to the height of the US-led war in Iraq, when Sunni tribesmen joined forces with the Americans to battle insurgents including IS's predecessor organisation, the Islamic State of Iraq. The Sahwa were key to greatly but temporarily reducing the violence, but when Iraq's government took over responsibility for their salaries they were sometimes paid late or not at all.




  • China's likely role in North Korea's cyber prowess

    This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on April 27, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) looking at a computerNorth Korea may be facing explosive hacking accusations, but analysts are questioning how an isolated, impoverished country with limited Internet access could wage cyber sabotage -- and many experts believe China plays a role. The US has accused Pyongyang of hacking Sony Pictures, which was intimidated into initially cancelling the comedy film "The Interview" that mocks North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, before deciding to release it online and in selected US cinemas on Christmas Day. While much of the focus has been on the so-called cyber warfare between Washington and Pyongyang -- especially after North Korea's Internet temporarily went down -- many analysts speculate China is a necessary partner in facilitating any attack by the North. "North Korea's cyber capacity relies on Chinese support in terms of both hardware and software," Willy Lam, a politics expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told AFP.




  • 'Facilitator' of Taliban school attack killed in Pakistan

    File photo of Pakistani soldiers patrolling a town during a military operation against Taliban militants, in North Waziristan, on July 9, 2014Pakistani security forces have killed a Taliban commander who allegedly facilitated the Peshawar school massacre, which left 150 people dead in the country's worst ever terror attack, officials said Friday.




  • Senator to reveal major decision in March

    FILE - This Dec. 16, 2014, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a town hall meeting in Ames, Iowa. Sanders says he’ll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign. He says if he does, it won’t just be to nudge the debate to the left. Sanders, a socialist, tells The Associated Press he won’t get into the race unless he thinks he can win. At a time of increasing wealth inequality, a populist message of taking on “the billionaire class” might resonate, he says. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the debate to the left.




  • Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami

    Somjit Bhuddharaj, 58, gestures after placing flowers next to a plaque with the name of his family, who was killed in the 2004 tsunami, at a wave-shaped memorial in Ban Nam KhemSurvivors and relatives of the disaster's 226,000 victims gathered for memorial services.




  • Sri Lanka floods, mudslides kill 14

    Sri Lankan children play in the surf in the southern coastal town of Peraliya on December 26, 2014Floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 14 people in Sri Lanka and driven 80,000 from their homes, police and officials said Friday, as the country marked the 10th anniversary of the tsunami.




  • Weirdest political stories of 2014

    Sarah Palin: President is clueless about energyThere's everyone from Sarah Palin to Seth Rogen to Hillary Clinton.




  • On Christmas, Obama marks end of Afghan combat

    On Christmas, Obama marks end of Afghan combatThe president tells troops in Hawaii that their sacrifices have made the world safer.




  • Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'

    Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'NEW YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.




  • Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?

    Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.




  • Update on hospitalized George H.W. Bush

    Former President George H. W. Bush applauds during an event to honor the winner of the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award at the White House in Washington in this file photo(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush remained hospitalized on Thursday near his home in Houston after experiencing shortness of breath this week, and was in "great spirits," his spokesman said. Bush, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday. Spokesman Jim McGrath said on Wednesday that the 41st president's prognosis was positive and that he remained hospitalized as a precaution. "President Bush had another terrific day and is in great spirits," McGrath said on Thursday in an emailed statement. ...




  • Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

    FILE - This Nov. 30, 2014 image made from video released by Loujain al-Hathloul, shows her driving towards the United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia border before her arrest on Dec. 1, 2014, in Saudi Arabia. Two Saudi women, including al-Hathloul, detained for nearly a month after violating the kingdom's female driving ban have been referred Thuesday, Dec. 25, 2014 to a court established to try terrorism cases on charges related to comments they made on social media. (AP Photo/Loujain al-Hathloul, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases, several people close to the defendants said.




  • Cuba expats in America weigh return to island

    A protester holds an American flag and a Cuban one as she joins with others opposed to U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement earlier in the week of a change to the US Cuba policy at Jose Marti park on December 20, 2014 in Miami, FloridaCuban expatriates in America, including many who risked their lives to escape the communist island, are torn about whether to return after Havana and Washington formally reestablish ties next year. US President Barack Obama last week announced the normalization of relations with Cuba, which were severed in 1961. Marisol Camarota said she wouldn't think twice about returning to live in her homeland -- provided she can make a living comparable to what she earns in the United States. By contrast, Hector Martinez -- who fled Cuba years ago on a rickety raft -- wouldn't dream of ever setting foot in Cuba again.




  • Russia offers support to North Korea amid Sony hack

    Russia offers support to North Korea amid Sony hackRussia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable." ...




  • CDC monitoring tech for possible Ebola exposure

    FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, a healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In a letter published online Wednesday, Dec. 24. 2014, by the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors report that the Ebola death rate seems to have fallen even though there are no specific medicines or vaccines to fight the virus. (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)The technician has been working in a secure laboratory, the CDC says.




  • A glance at key police shootings in St. Louis area
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The shooting death of 18-year-old Antonio Martin marks the third fatal shooting of a young black man by a white police officer in the St. Louis area since Michael Brown was killed in August.

  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush taken to hospital

    Former President George H. W. Bush applauds during an event to honor the winner of the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award at the White House in Washington in this file photoThe former president, 90, was hospitalized after experiencing shortness of breath.




  • Things get worse for 'nut rage' exec

    FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, Cho Hyun-ah, who was head of cabin service at Korean Air and the oldest child of Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho, speaks to the media upon her arrival for questioning at the Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board office of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors are seeking to detain the former executive at Korean Air Lines Co. who forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts and a current executive for attempts to cover up the "nut rage" case. Seoul Western Prosecutors' Office said Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 that Cho Hyun-ah faces charges including inflight violence and changing a flight route. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, FIle)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors are seeking to arrest the former executive at Korean Air Lines Co. who forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts and a current executive for attempts to cover up the "nut rage" case.




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