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Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 December 2014

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US missile strikes kill 7 militants in NW Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone fired missiles at two compounds in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region Friday, killing at least seven alleged militants, while security forces killed the alleged planner of the deadly recent attack on a school, Pakistani officials said.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 December 2014

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during a Korean War massacre.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014

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NORAD: Rudolph's nose shows Santa over Great Wall

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are monitoring Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to track him over Japan and later spotted him over the Great Wall of China.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014

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Police: Officer in Missouri shot, killed man who pulled gun

BERKELEY, Missouri (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at him at a gas station late Tuesday, police said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014

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Sony tries to save face with 'Interview' flip-flop

ATLANTA (AP) — Sony's flip-flop on releasing "The Interview" shows the studio is working furiously to try to chart the right course through political and public-opinion minefields.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014

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Abe takes office for 3rd term as Japan's leader

TOKYO (AP) — Shinzo Abe took office Wednesday for a third term as Japan's prime minister, appointing a former military officer as his defense minister but keeping the other members of his previous Cabinet.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014

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Jesus' birthplace grapples with modern traffic challenges

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — It's Christmas season and the little town of Bethlehem is jammed with a big-city problem: Traffic snarling streets everywhere, including around the church marking the spot where tradition says Jesus was born. The city is considering a dramatic solution to the problem — digging a tunnel under Manger Square.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 December 2014

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