- N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever
December 17, 201411:01 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for the film at the heart of the hack, "The Interview."BERNARD CONDONERIC TUCKERMAE ANDERSONAPCopyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US
December 17, 20149:19 PM ET
HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents.
- Analysis: 53 years on, time right for US, Cuba
December 17, 20145:25 PM ET
MEXICO CITY (AP) — After 53 years of hostility between the United States and Cuba, the timing to make amends was perfect for both governments.
- US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord
December 17, 20149:31 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.
- Stocks with exposure to Cuba rise sharply
December 17, 20145:37 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — A batch of stocks with exposure to Cuba rose sharply Wednesday after President Obama moved to restore diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Caribbean island after more than 50 years of hostility.
- Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable
December 17, 20149:36 PM ET
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder.
- AP Exclusive: Sydney hostage planned daring escape
December 17, 20143:05 PM ET
SYDNEY (AP) — The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O'Brien had become convinced the gunman was insane and they would likely all end up dead.
- Draft UN resolution targets Israeli occupation
December 17, 20147:30 PM ET
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jordan has submitted a draft resolution on ending Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands captured in 1967 to the U.N. Security Council for a possible vote.