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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...

  • No more charges for American Samoa man in ruckus

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A man accused of causing a ruckus on a flight from Honolulu to American Samoa last week won't face additional charges. Duke Ueli Viena is charged with misdemeanor public peace disturbance in the local court system in the American territory. Officials...

  • Oklahoma official says state has execution drugs

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's prison system chief says the state has the drugs it needs to execute four inmates early next year and plans to administer the same three drugs used in a botched execution this spring, but with an increased dose. Department of Corrections Director Robert...

  • Driver pleads not guilty in pedestrian deaths

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman accused of killing four people, including a 6-year-old boy, while running her car into pedestrians outside a California church appeared in court Friday cuffed to a gurney and pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges. An attorney for Margo...

  • New York mayor caught between protests, police

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community. As the tensions between those promises continue to mount, Friday showed just how tricky threading that needle has been. In the...

  • Iron Mountain reaches $44.5M settlement with US

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Information storage and management company Iron Mountain has agreed to pay $44.5 million to settle allegations that the company overcharged federal agencies for record storage services. U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said Friday that the settlement involves...

  • Judge dismisses suit on Oklahoma execution access

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by media organizations seeking greater access to the execution of Oklahoma death row inmates, ruling that the state's death penalty protocols do not violate the First Amendment. The lawsuit was filed in August by...

  • 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...

  • Some gray wolves to be returned to endangered list

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states. The order affects...

  • Ashanti 'shocked' by prospect of stalker retrial

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ashanti is appalled by the prospect of facing her accused stalker again in court, but the Grammy-winning R&B singer said Friday she's determined to see the case through after a mistrial. "I'm shocked and horrified at the thought of going through this ordeal again, but...

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