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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…

  • APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks’ payroll streak, owe most tax

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees’ 15-year streak as Major League Baseball’s biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax. The Dodgers finished with…

  • Iraq’s Shiite fighters desert over shortages

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq’s top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the front…

  • Tour agents: North Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading…

  • AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

    GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn’t enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous…

  • Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the…

  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday 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…

  • Iron Mountain reaches $44.5M settlement with US

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Information storage and management company Iron Mountain agreed to pay $44.5 million to settle allegations that the company overcharged federal agencies for record storage services, authorities announced Friday. U.S. Attorney Benjamin…

  • Things to know about Friday’s baseball news

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player…

  • APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks’ payroll streak, owe most tax

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees’ 15-year streak as Major League Baseball’s biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax. The Dodgers finished with…

  • 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…

  • Jailed ex-billionaire’s lawyers seek his release

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for jailed real estate mogul Tim Blixseth filed an emergency motion with a federal judge Friday seeking his release, saying the one-time billionaire was willing to provide whatever information the…

  • Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service has averted a shutdown of some of the Grand Canyon’s iconic hotels and mule rides by awarding a temporary contract for services at the canyon’s South Rim.…

  • FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday…

  • FDA OKs Cubist antibiotic for serious infections

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved since May. Zerbaxa is…