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US calls movie studio hack a national security breach
Thu Dec 18, 2014 - 7:42 PM
With "This is bigger than us," the studio insisted, as footage that leaked onto the Internet showed that the film's climax was to have been a graphic close-up of the North Korean leader's fiery death.White House spokesman Josh Earnest declined to confirm reports that North Korea had attacked the movie giant, which pulled the film after hackers invoked September 11, 2001 in threatening attacks on cinemas.But, in a sign US intelligence believes the attack came from an enemy of th ...
Moroccan man sentenced to 30 years in U.S. bomb plot
Fri Sep 14, 2012 - 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced after pleading guilty in June to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
He faced a maximum sentence under the law of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to 25 to 30 years as part of a plea deal.
"The sentence in this case must be a beacon to those would seek to commit such attacks that, when caught and prosecuted, they will be sentenced to d ...
Obama picks Brooklyn prosecutor Lynch for attorney general
Fri Nov 7, 2014 - 4:41 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will nominate Brooklyn federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to replace the retiring Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general and if confirmed, she would become the first black woman to serve in the post, the White House said on Friday. The 55-year-old North Carolina native and Harvard-trained lawyer has deep experience in both civil rights and corporate fraud cases. Lynch is known for a low-key personality and stirred little contro ...
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Putin urges Russia's secret services to tackle 'modern challenges'
Sat Dec 20, 2014 - 5:52 AM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Saturday for improvement of Moscow's secret services to tackle "modern challenges and threats" amid his country's standoff with the West over the Ukrainian crisis. The call came in a letter by Putin, himself a former KGB agent, to veterans and current operatives of Russia's security services on the day Moscow traditionally honors them. "I stress that modern challenges and threats an ...
Ferguson wants peace instead of protests, but anger still simmers
Fri Dec 19, 2014 - 2:46 PM
FERGUSON, Mo (Reuters) - It is hard to find much healing in Ferguson, Missouri. More than four months after a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager and sparked nationwide demonstrations over the way police in the United States interact with the black community, anger still simmers in the city of 21,000 mostly black residents. Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, and the larger St. Louis area want to move from protests to peace, promising progra ...
Sport-Off-field drama takes focus away from top displays
Fri Dec 19, 2014 - 5:25 PM
(Reuters) - The stadiums and arenas where fans go to escape were invaded like never before in 2014 as the reality of racism, domestic violence and equality turned the Fields of Dreams into gloomy landscapes. LeBron James's homecoming, a Super Bowl blowout, a throwback World Series pitching performance and a Stanley Cup comeback for the ages all provided enough drama, suspense and awe to keep the turnstiles twirling and television ratings soaring. But t ...
Pixar reveals more details on 'Inside Out' in new trailer
Thu Dec 11, 2014 - 4:40 AM
After sharing a teaser in October, Disney-Pixar has unveiled the trailer and the poster for "Inside Out." Due to open in June 2015, the new animated feature from "Up" and "Monsters Inc." director Peter Docter goes inside the human brain and imagines the life of the emotions that guide us."Inside Out" tells the story of Riley, who has to move to San Francisco when her dad starts a new job. In Headquarters, the control center of her mind, live the multiple e ...
Friend of accused Boston bomber pleads guilty to gun, drug charges
Fri Dec 19, 2014 - 2:51 PM
Stephen Silva, 21, changed his plea from not guilty in U.S. District Court in Boston after reaching a deal with federal prosecutors that was filed under seal. His plea comes as the city braces for the January start of the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger of the pair of brothers who prosecutors say killed three people and injured more than 260 in the April 15, 2013 attack, as well as fatally shooting a Massachusetts Institute of Technology officer three days lat ...
How your NFL team can predict the next president
Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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