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  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that...

  • AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author said in an...

  • China leader cautions against external forces

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging the semiautonomous former Portuguese colony of Macau to guard against interference by what he called hostile external forces after prolonged pro-democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong. Xi's Saturday remarks come after Beijing...

  • Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty. Cuba's supporters see the government as heroic, its sins justified by the...

  • Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

  • Bejarano leads Colorado State past Denver, 85-84

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Daniel Bejarano had 25 points, including a career-high six 3-pointers, and Tiel Daniels added 20, helping Colorado State extend its winning streak to 11 games by beating Denver 85-84 on Friday night. The Rams (11-0) remain one of nine unbeaten teams in the nation. The...

  • Nuggets hang on to beat Clippers 109-106

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari hit successive 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter and Denver fought back after blowing a 16-point halftime lead to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-106 on Friday night. Nate Robinson scored 20 points off the bench to lead the...

  • Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete. Don't fret — you aren't alone. The National Retail Federation found that only about half of shoppers had finished shopping as of Dec. 10. That means tens of millions will be ticking those final...

  • Raptors hand Pistons 12th straight home loss

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors felt right at home at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday night. The Raptors overcame a slow start to pull away in the second half and beat Detroit 110-100 on a night the Pistons' home arena was dominated by Canadian flags and chants of...

  • Padres obtain Middlebrooks from Red Sox

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan on Friday night. Hanigan was acquired by San Diego from Tampa Bay earlier in the day in an 11-player, three-team deal that...

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