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    Two NYPD Officers Killed: What we know about the deadly shootings

    (CNN) — The cop killer didn’t have a specific target — just any two officers in uniform. And on the day of his deadly attack, those officers just happened to be Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. While patrolling a Brooklyn neighborhood Saturday, the New York police officers were killed by the man who had also just shot his ex-girlfriend — and apparently broadcast his intention to kill police on social media. Here’s what we know about the shooting, the victims […]

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    Sony Attorney on “The Interview”: Film only delayed; “It’s going to be distributed”

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — At one point, it looked like Sony was bowing to hackers’ wishes that “The Interview” never be shown. But that’s not so, says an attorney for Sony Pictures. “Sony only delayed this,” attorney David Boies said on Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He was speaking of Sony’s decision to cancel the Christmas Day release by pulling the movie from theaters. That followed decisions by the country’s largest theater chains to not show the movie, because […]

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    Developing Story: Police officer killed in Florida

    (CNN) — A police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was shot and killed early Sunday, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. A suspect is in custody. The fatal shooting occurred in a residential area in the predawn hours, said Cecilia Barreda from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office and local police are investigating. No further information was available. Tarpon Springs is located on Florida’s Gulf Coast about 10 miles northwest of Tampa.

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    President Barack Obama: “the U.S. will not be intimidated by cyberattacks”

    Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama says he doesn’t consider North Korea’s Sony hack “an act of war.” “It was an act of cyber vandalism,” Obama said in an interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley that airs Sunday on “State of the Union.” But he stuck by his criticism of Sony’s decision to cancel its plans to release the movie “The Interview,” which depicts the cartoonish assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after the country threatened attacks against theaters […]

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    Australian mother arrested on suspicion of murder

    (CNN) — As Australia grapples with another shocking tragedy — the deaths of eight children in one home — the mother of seven of them might be able to explain what happened. The 37-year-old woman is under arrest on suspicion of murder and remains under police guard at a hospital, where she is recovering from lacerations, authorities said. “The mother of these children is currently assisting us in our inquiries,” Cairns Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said Saturday. Police responded to […]

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    North Korea warns of “serious consequences” if U.S. keeps tying it to the Sony Pictures cyberattack

    (CNN) — North Korea slammed U.S. claims that the regime is responsible for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures — and then proposed the two countries work together. “Whoever is going to frame our country for a crime should present concrete evidence,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday. “America’s childish investigation result and its attempt to frame us for this crime shows their hostile tendency towards us.” But in a rare move, the North Korean regime said both countries […]

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    Pres. Obama discusses Sony hacking, law enforcement reforms in year-end review

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama wrapped up his 50-minute year-end news conference on Friday, taking eight questions from reporters. Obama made immediate headlines by calling Sony’s decision to cancel a movie after North Korea hacked the company’s computer systems “a mistake.” He also defended his recent move to ease decades-old tensions with Cuba, and said he wants to work with the new Republican-led Congress on issues like trade and taxes. But he threatened to veto conservative measures that would […]

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    FBI: North Korea officially responsible for cyberattack on Sony Pictures

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — North Korea is officially responsible for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the FBI announced Friday. An FBI investigation linked the malware, infrastructure and techniques a group of hackers called “Guardians of Peace” used in the Sony attack to previous North Korean cyberattacks. The North Korean-backed hackers broke into Sony’s servers, published private emails and information and threatened to attack movie theaters screening “The Interview,” a comedy film about an assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong […]

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    At least 4 dead, dozens sickened by listeria linked to prepackaged caramel apples

    (CNN) — A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states. At least four people have died — in a fifth case tests are pending — after eating caramel apples that may have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes. Some 28 people have become infected with the deadly bacterium in 10 different states according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the people who have gotten sick, nine were pregnant. Pregnant women are 10 […]

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    Parents of Colorado movie theatre shooting suspect: Don’t kill our son

    (CNN) — Don’t kill our son, the parents of Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes pleaded Friday in their first public statement since the July 2012 attack that left 12 people dead. “We do not know how many victims of the theater shooting would like to see our son killed. But we are aware of people’s sentiments,” Robert and Arlene Holmes said in the statement published Friday in The Denver Post. “We have read postings on the Internet […]

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    Stuck with extra plane ticket, man finds traveling companion with same name as ex-girlfriend

    (CNN) — Jordan Axani planned to travel around the world with his girlfriend Elizabeth Gallagher, until they broke up. Now, he’ll embark on Sunday on the circumnavigation with Elizabeth Gallagher. No need for a double-take: The name may be the same, but the person answering to it isn’t. Axani had booked his-and-her airline tickets in his name — and his girlfriend’s, he said. So, after his ex went overboard, he had to find a new co-passenger with the same name, […]

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    Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ after major theaters pull out

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Sony on Wednesday said it would cancel next week’s planned release of “The Interview,” after most of the country’s largest theater chains had decided not to show it. The decision by Sony follows a threat on Tuesday from anonymous hackers that people should avoid going to theaters where “The Interview” is playing. “In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film “The Interview,” we have decided not to move […]

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