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Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'

NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 December 2014

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Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 December 2014

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Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

DENVER (AP) — Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation's highest court — social conservatives and law enforcement.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 December 2014

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Driver pleads not guilty in pedestrian deaths

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman accused of killing four people, including a 6-year-old boy, while running her car into pedestrians outside a California church appeared in court Friday cuffed to a gurney and pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 December 2014

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Companies' data security in question after Sony hack

ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014

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US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe, lacking effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014

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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 bombings.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014

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James Holmes' parents plead against death penalty

DENVER (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014

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