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  • Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?
    Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least onecomputer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans.

  • Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack
    Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

    It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and unreleased film were stolen and made available for illegal download.

  • Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen
    Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen

    That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in.

  • Contractors ill-equipped for secret Cuba programs
    Contractors ill-equipped for secret Cuba programs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations — leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of Amrican Alan Gross.

  • Exiles divided on plans to thaw US-Cuba relations
    Exiles divided on plans to thaw US-Cuba relations

    MIAMI (AP) — When Cuban and American leaders announced they would restore diplomatic relations after a standoff lasting more than a half-century, all eyes in the U.S. immediately turned to Miami, where many expected the country's largest population of Cuban exiles to pour angrily into the streets.

  • Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba
    Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. Key elements of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba, some of which President Barack Obama announced at the White House this week:

  • Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear
    Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

    MOSCOW (AP) — Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years.

  • AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect
    AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

  • Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are fit to stand trial, a judge ruled Thursday.

  • Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013
    Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bomings.

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