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10 Things to Know for Today

AP Top Stories - 12 hours 36 min ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

AP Top Stories - 13 hours 55 min ago
HAVANA (AP) -- The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings....
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Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

AP Top Stories - 14 hours 1 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll....
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Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions

AP Top Stories - 19 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism....
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Stephen Colbert retires his 'Report' and the host he played

AP Top Stories - 20 hours 9 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stephen Colbert is dead....
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Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?

AP Top Stories - 20 hours 52 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it's also inspired a rare hush across a usually chatty industry as everyone from moguls to makeup artists takes stock of the scandal and how it could affect their jobs....
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In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness

AP Top Stories - 20 hours 58 min ago
BEIRUT (AP) -- Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of basic rights....
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Lava slows but still on track to hit Hawaii market

AP Top Stories - 21 hours 52 min ago
HONOLULU (AP) -- Lava from an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island slowed slightly but stayed on track to hit a shopping center in the small town of Pahoa....
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Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

AP Top Stories - 22 hours 24 min ago
HAVANA (AP) -- The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off....
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Brazil graft cases: Beginning of impunity's end?

AP Top Stories - 22 hours 26 min ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executives. In Sao Paulo, prosecutors accuse 33 businessmen of running a "cartel" to profit from the city's subway system....
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Companies' data security in question after Sony hack

AP Top Stories - 22 hours 26 min ago
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....
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Asia equity rally continues after Fed rate pledge

AP Top Stories - 22 hours 35 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks rallied for a second day Friday after the Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. But shares of Sony Corp. dropped as a hacking scandal rocked its American movies unit....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

AP Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:29pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
Categories: Associated Press

Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

AP Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:21pm
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges, a judge ruled Thursday....
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'The Interview' jeopardizes overseas movie villains

AP Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:51pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the startling cancellation of "The Interview," an entire species of movie baddies might be in danger of extinction....
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Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo

AP Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:37pm
TOKYO (AP) -- If the U.S. government's claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen's latest comedy, no one can say they weren't warned. The movie, "The Interview," pushed all of North Korea's buttons....
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Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen

AP Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:22pm
That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in....
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2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization

AP Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:43pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring states....
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First Bush, then Cuba: Rubio rides political wave

AP Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the 2016 Republican presidential primary lurched ahead this week, no GOP prospect had a ride quite like Marco Rubio....
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Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

AP Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:08pm
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 films were stolen and made available for illegal download. The hackers then escalated this week to threatening 9/11-like attacks against movie theaters scheduled to show the Sony film "The Interview."...
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