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N Korea threatens attacks on US after being blamed for Sony hacking

Financial Times    - ‎26 minutes ago‎   
North Korea has warned of strikes against key sites in the US in retaliation for Washington blaming Pyongyang for the recent Sony cyber attack, saying any US punishment over the incident would lead to damage “thousands of times greater”.
US Considers Putting North Korea on Terror Sponsor List
Obama 'recklessly' spreading rumours of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyber attack
Crackle to offer Sony's "The Interview" for free? - Looks like Sony might have found a platform for "The Interview." Crackle, the app that offers free movies and television shows for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, is rumored to be getting the Seth Rogen-James Franco movie that is at the heart of the recent war of words with North Korea. The comedy is about two reporters who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Ko...

New York Times    - ‎6 minutes ago‎   
Mayor Bill de Blasio sat in the front pew at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday, head bowed at times, with his wife on his left and the police commissioner on his right.    - ‎2 hours ago‎   
HAVANA (AP) - As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on architecture as they take part in scripted cultural ...

Seahawks crush Cards, take command of NFC West

Reuters    - ‎55 minutes ago‎   
Seahawks crush Cards, take command of NFC West. GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Beast Mode is back, this time with a flourish. Running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns in Seattle's record-setting 35-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals ...

Gunman who shot and killed 2 NYPD officers in Brooklyn had troubled past ...

Fox News    - ‎8 minutes ago‎   
The mother of a gunman who ambushed and murdered two NYPD officers as they sat in their squad car Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn told authorities that she was scared of her son and he had a troubled childhood, often acting violent.
NYPD Officers Remembered for Community, Family Dedication
2 NYPD Officers killed in Brooklyn
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#NYPD #Police #michaelbrown #ericgarner The gunman who ambushed and killed two officers in a Brooklyn neighborhood of New York on Saturday told passersby moments before the shooting to "watch what I am about to do," a senior police official says. NYPD Director of Investigations Robert Boyce, speaking at an afternoon news conference about the killings that have rocked the city, says the shooter, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, briefly spoke to two people on the st...

New York Times    - ‎4 hours ago‎   
In a sign that price competition may take hold for hepatitis C drugs, the nation's largest manager of prescriptions will require all patients to use AbbVie's newly approved treatment rather than two widely used medicines from its rival Gilead Sciences.    - ‎25 minutes ago‎   
SYDNEY - An Australian court on Monday ordered the bail revoked for the partner of a self-styled sheikh who last week stormed a Sydney cafe at gunpoint, sparking a 16-hour hostage crisis that left three people dead - including the gunman.

Reuters    - ‎2 hours ago‎   
TUNIS (Reuters) - Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in Tunisia's shift to full democracy four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.
Essebsi claims victory in Tunisia's run-off presidential election
Anti-Islamist claims victory in disputed Tunisia election
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Anti-Islamist claims victory in disputed Tunisia election - Tunis AFP - Anti-Islamist candidate Beji Caid Essebsi has claimed victory in Tunisias first free presidential election but bitter rival and incumbent Moncef Marzouki dismissed the declaration as unfounded and refused to concede defeat.Tunisians took to the polls on Sunday for the leadership runoff vote, with many calling the ballot a landmark for democracy in the country where the Arab S...

Young immigrants to line up for driver's licenses    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
PHOENIX (AP) - Many young immigrants who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies are expected Monday to begin pursuing Arizona driver's licenses.

Daily Mail    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
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 ...

SFGate    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January.

Maine man charged with killing girlfriend, two children

Reuters    - ‎5 hours ago‎   
(Reuters) - A 27-year-old man was arrested in Maine on Sunday and charged with killing his girlfriend and her two young children, whose bodies were discovered in their mobile home a day earlier, state police said.

Fox News    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
Dec. 19, 2014: A nativity scene is displayed on the State House grounds in Lansing, Mich. About 50 people sang Christmas carols and prayed to welcome the temporary nativity scene to the Capitol in a scene that likely wouldnt have happened were it not for a ...

Brent crude climbs toward $63 amid stronger Asian markets

Economic Times    - ‎18 minutes ago‎   
SINGAPORE: Brent crude futures rose more than 2 percent toward $63 a barrel on Monday as Asian markets firmed into a holiday-shortened week and consensus spread that prices would likely remain above $60 for the rest of the year.

The Capital Wide    - ‎2 hours ago‎   
The determination of Amazon is worth admiring despite of its first attempt floundered badly they are again ready to tap the mobile market with its new and improved “Fire Phone 2” in near future.

Mobile cramming: T-Mobile US settles lawsuite by paying USD 90 million

Wall Street Hedge    - ‎59 minutes ago‎   
T-Mobile US, which was facing serious cramming charges, settled a lawsuit filed by the US government after the company agreed to pay at least USD 90 million in refunds and fines.

Tech Times    - ‎42 minutes ago‎   
Dish and Fox fall and point fingers at one another after talks fall apart. Fox News and Fox Business are blacked out of Dish's lineup.

2016 CTS-V: Cadillac leaves nothing on the table

Detroit Free Press    - ‎3 hours ago‎   
The third generation of Cadillac's CTS-V will debut at the North American International Auto Show and based on a sneak preview, it should put BMW and Mercedes-Benz on notice.

Forbes    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
Over the weekend we had Jump Festa, an event hosted down at Makuhari Messe that celebrates all that is Weekly Shounen Jump. Square Enix also attended the show and displayed a fair few Final Fantasy related trailers, amongst other things.    - ‎45 minutes ago‎   
Elton John and David Furnish treated guests to simple winter fare, perfect for a Christmas wedding - and provided their wine from the same Tuscan winery where George Clooney married earlier this year.

Times of India    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
'X Factor' winner Ben Haenow's single 'Something I Need' has topped the UK Christmas Charts 2015. Haenow sold 214,000 copies of his single that was originally recorded by US pop band OneRepublic, the BBC reported.

Irish Independent    - ‎32 minutes ago‎ Newsdesk and Agencies. Published 22/12/2014 | 08:22. 0 Comments; Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email.

Charlotte Observer    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) is carted off the field after being hurt during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.. Buy Photo | Store |. Bill Kostroun - AP Photo.

Daily Mail    - ‎22 minutes ago‎   
A woman who attended a NFL football game Sunday afternoon was left injured after a lightning strike took place in the stadium parking lot - and is taking it in stride.

USA TODAY    - ‎4 hours ago‎   
SACRAMENTO - Is less possibly more when it comes to Kobe Bryant these days? That's the question Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott plans on figuring out.

Bend Bulletin    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown celebrates his 3-yard touchdown catch during the second half of Sunday's game in Pittsburgh.

Texans' defense affords little hospitality to Flacco

Houston Chronicle    - ‎4 hours ago‎   
Kendrick Lewis looked at Joe Flacco, studied his countenance and body language closely, then reached a startling conclusion. Joe Flacco, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback just two seasons ago, was becoming frazzled, even unnerved, right before his eyes ...

The Hoops News    - ‎7 hours ago‎   
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, MONTANA - Yellowstone's thermal pools that often take on yellow, blue, green, and even red colorings depending on the moment they're being observed may finally have some scientific evidence to back up the theories ...

CNET    - ‎4 hours ago‎   
Venus exploration has been deemed off-limits due to its inhospitable climate -- but NASA believes Cloud City may be the answer. by Michelle Starr · @riding_red; 22 December 2014 4:11 am GMT.

Here's What Experts Say About the Advice on Dr. Oz and The Doctors

TIME    - ‎Dec 19, 2014‎   
Many Americans get their health advice not from their doctor, but from daytime television. But how good are those recommendations?

FDA reporting system comes up short on new diabetes drugs' potential dangers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel    - ‎3 hours ago‎   
The Food and Drug Administration's reporting system provides only a partial view of the potentially dangerous side effects of the drugs it approves every year.
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