North Korea Hack On Sony May Be Costliest Ever

Posted by Associated Press on December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyber attack ever inflicted on an American business.

The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean …

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US, Cuba Patch Torn Relations in Historic Accord

Posted by Associated Press on December 17, 2014
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WASHINGTON — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

President Barack Obama’s dramatic announcement in Washington — seconded by Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana — was accompanied …

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Senate Probe Catalogs Brutality Against Detainees

Posted by Associated Press on December 9, 2014
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WASHINGTON — The United States brutalized scores of terror suspects with interrogation tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of suffering and did nothing to make America safer after the 9/11 attacks, Senate investigators concluded Tuesday.

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report, years in the making, accused the CIA of misleading its political masters …

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Grand Jury Won’t Indict Ferguson Cop in Shooting

Posted by Associated Press on November 25, 2014
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FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

Moments after the announcement by St. Louis County’s top prosecutor, crowds began pouring into Ferguson streets to …

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Police Officers Post Badges in Support of Darren Wilson

Posted by Jeremy Scott on November 24, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Three Portland officers were ordered by the Chief of Police on Monday to remove posts from their Facebook pages in support of Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson, who’s the subject of a grand jury for shooting and killing unarmed teen Michael Brown.

The officers used the official department badge with a bracelet around it stating, “I am Darren …

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