- Target: 40M card accounts may be breached
Target is grappling with a data security nightmare that threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company's busiest time of year.
- Syria militants go after opposition activists
BEIRUT (AP) — Shortly after the revolt against President Bashar Assad erupted in March 2011, Imad al-Souri quit his computer job to help the protests. He uploaded online videos of the marches and sneaked banned loudspeakers to demonstrators to amplify their voices calling for Assad's downfall.
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- London theater balcony believed to have collapsed
LONDON (AP) — London police say there are "a number" of casualties following the apparent collapse of a theater's roof.
- Egypt rights center raided, 2 Mubaraks acquitted
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military-backed authorities on Thursday stepped up their crackdown on the liberal icons of the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, with security forces storming the headquarters of a rights group and arresting six activists, including a prominent youth organizer.
- Figure skating champ Boitano says he's gay
Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.
- Giants WR Victor Cruz has surgery on left knee
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has had surgery on his left knee.
- Police detain 19 involved in Brazil fan violence
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police detained 19 people for their alleged involvement in fan violence that marked the final round of the Brazilian league, with some of them likely to be charged with attempted murder.
- Rodman in NKorea to prep for game on leader's Bday
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Thursday to meet leader Kim Jong Un and put the finishing touches on plans to bring 12 ex-NBA players to Pyongyang for a Jan. 8 exhibition game marking the leader's birthday. Rodman said the game is on track despite the recent execution of Kim's uncle in a dramatic political purge.
- LeBron James atop newest list of NBA jersey sales
MIAMI (AP) — Reigning NBA MVP LeBron James was relaxing with his wife not long ago when he looked around and was stunned to see someone wearing his Miami Heat No. 6 jersey.