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  • New York Police Department Officers Wenjian Liu, left, and Rafael Ramos were killed in an ambush-style killing in Brooklyn on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, Commissioner William Bratton said. (Credit: NYPD)

    2 NYPD Officers ‘Assassinated'; Shooter Found Dead of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound: Officials

    Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver’s seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side. The two cops weren’t at their usual precinct — normally, the pair was assigned to downtown Brooklyn, but they were working a “critical response” detail in an area with higher crime, police said. That’s where they were slain, ambush-style — Saturday afternoon as they sat in their patrol car, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said at an evening news conference. The gunman approached the […]

  • Movie posters for the premiere of the film 'The Interview' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 2014. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

    North Korea Claims It Wouldn’t Attack ‘Innocent Moviegoers,’ Suggests Collaborative Investigation With US

    North Korea slammed U.S. claims that the regime is responsible for a cyber attack 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 toward us.” But in a rare move, the North Korean regime said both countries should […]

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    4 Dead in 10-State Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples

    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. One of those deaths occurred in California, the California Department of Public Health confirmed to KTLA sister station FOX40 in Sacramento. Some 28 people have become infected with the deadly bacterium in 10 different states according to the Centers […]

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    Staples Hack Exposes 1.16 Million Credit Cards

    After a two-month wait, Staples on Friday evening announced hackers broke into its computers and stole data on 1.16 million shoppers’ credit cards and debit cards. Staples first announced it was investigating a potential data breach in the Northeast in October. Staples released details of its investigation on Friday, just as the holiday shopping season comes to a close. The breach affects those who shopped at a small fraction of Staples stores nationwide between July 20 and Sept. 16 this […]

  • Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton is shown at the 2014 International CES on Jan. 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Sony CEO Responds to Obama on ‘The Interview’ Release Cancelation: ‘We Have Not Given In’

    Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton responded Friday after President Obama said the studio had “made a mistake” by pulling “The Interview.” “The President, the press, and the public are mistaken as to what actually happened,” Lynton said in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. “We do not own movie theaters. We cannot determine whether or not a movie will be played in movie theaters.” Lynton’s response came just hours after a White House press conference at which Obama criticized Sony’s […]

  • Flowers and stuffed toys are laid opposite the scene where eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead in a house in the northern Australian city of Cairns early on Dec. 20, 2014. Prime Minister Tony Abbott called the Cairns tragedy heartbreaking, coming with Australia already in an outpouring of national grief over last week's dramatic standoff in Sydney, which left two hostages and the gunman dead. (Credit: PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

    Mother Arrested After 8 Children Found Dead in Cairns, Australia

    The mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a house in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said Saturday morning. The 37-year-old woman is under police guard at a hospital and in stable condition, he said at a news conference. The discovery of the bodies added to a traumatic week for Australia after a deadly hostage-taking in Sydney. Police said they were called to the […]

  • Movie posters for the premiere of the film 'The Interview' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 2014. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

    FBI Links North Korea to Sony Hack; Movie Cancelation Was ‘Mistake,’ Obama Says

    President Barack Obama on Friday said that Sony Pictures made a mistake in canceling the release of a movie after a cyberattack from North Korean-backed hackers. “I am sympathetic to the concerns that they face. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake,” Obama said at a news conference Friday. “Let’s not get into that way of doing business.” Obama’s statement came hours after the FBI announced North Korea is officially responsible for the cyberattack on Sony […]

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    Obama Discusses Sony and North Korea, Cuba and Congress in Year-End News Conference

    President Barack Obama prodded Congress to eliminate the United States’ decades-old Cuba embargo Friday, saying that improving relations with the communist country will help open its “hermetically sealed society” — even if changes come in “fits and starts.” He said he doesn’t expect lawmakers to strip the embargo away immediately, and that Congress will need time to digest a deal he struck this week to free American contractor Alan Gross, trade imprisoned spies and ease U.S. economic restrictions on Cuba […]

  • A Northern California woman found two small bodies inside an abandoned storage locker she purchased for $40. (Credit: KTXL)

    Woman Makes Gruesome Discovery Inside Abandoned NorCal Storage Locker

    When Regina Zimmer bid $40 on an abandoned storage unit in Colfax, near Sacramento, all she did before the purchase was look at the unit from the outside and hope to find something valuable. But after going through the contents and coming upon a storage ottoman, tape-sealed and with a “fragile” sticker on top, she “had a feeling it wasn’t something good.” Zimmer, who went through the unit with her son in November, told CNN affiliate KOVR that “as soon […]