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US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama said the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an “act of cybervandalism,” not one of war, against a movie company.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

French police kill ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacker

French police on Saturday shot dead a knife-wielding man who attacked three officers in a police station while shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”).

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 NYC police officers killed in ambush shooting

Investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police said an armed man walked up to two officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide. Both police officers were killed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The two New York City police officers who were ambushed and shot to death in their vehicle Saturday were “quite simply, assassinated,” and the suspect had made Instagram posts that were very anti-police, the police commissioner said.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hack attack vs Sony Pictures spurs call for more North Korea sanctions

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Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher US steps to cut that country’s access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

This Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 combination of undated pictures provided by their families shows some of the students of the Army Public School who were killed on Tuesday when Taliban militants stormed their school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistan mourned as the nation prepares for mass funerals Wednesday for over 140 people, most of them children, killed in the Taliban massacre in the military-run school in the country's northwest in the deadliest and most horrific attacks in years, officials said. (AP Photo/family photographs)

As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to become a pilot. A 13-year-old wanted to become a doctor. Another kid just loved playing video games with his cousins.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »