- Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?
18 Dec. 20144:05 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans.
- Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack
18 Dec. 20144:34 PM ET
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." That fanned security fears nationwide and resulted in the four top U.S. theater chains pulling the film from their screens, ultimately driving Sony to cancel the film's release.
- Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen
18 Dec. 20143:47 PM ET
That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in.
- Contractors ill-equipped for secret Cuba programs
18 Dec. 20143:56 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations — leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross.
- Exiles divided on plans to thaw US-Cuba relations
18 Dec. 201410:45 AM ET
MIAMI (AP) — When Cuban and American leaders announced they would restore diplomatic relations after a standoff lasting more than a half-century, all eyes in the U.S. immediately turned to Miami, where many expected the country's largest population of Cuban exiles to pour angrily into the streets.
- Bears bench QB Jay Cutler for Clausen
18 Dec. 20144:19 PM ET
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears benched Jay Cutler on Thursday, deciding to start Jimmy Clausen against this Detroit Lions this weekend in favor of their franchise quarterback who signed a massive, seven-year deal less than a year ago.
- Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup
18 Dec. 20146:31 AM ET
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Men crammed together, dozens to a room, on bunk beds so close they can reach over and shake hands.
- FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia's resignation
18 Dec. 201412:23 PM ET
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to discuss the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia and whether to publish his confidential World Cup report.
- Rivera: Newton 'probably' will start vs. Browns
18 Dec. 20143:52 PM ET
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers' Cam Newton will "probably" start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns barring any physical setbacks this week, Carolina coach Ron Rivera said after the quarterback practiced on Thursday.
- 'Hands Up' players to attend Ferguson Christmas party
18 Dec. 20144:13 PM ET
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson.
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