Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

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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…

Opinion: Why New York is wrong about fracking

"I consider the people of New York my patients," acting New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said this week as he cited health-related reasons for…

Australian police: 8 children found dead

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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…

Woman accused of killing 4 while intoxicated

A 56-year-old Southern California woman was charged Friday with driving intoxicated into a crowd exiting a church Christmas-related event, killing four people,…

Study: Hack attack aimed at ISIS' opposition

North Korea, with its previous technologically laggard image, may have just shocked the world with some alleged hacking savvy, but when ISIS comes to mind, so…

Potential black rhino hunter awaits permit

It has been almost one year since Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 for a hunting permit issued by the government of Namibia to hunt an endangered black rhinoceros.…

'Colbert Report' says goodbye with record ratings

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The Colbert Nation tuned in big time to say goodbye to "The Colbert Report."

Brazile: How to honor slain schoolchildren

When I saw these words on Twitter, I couldn't help but put down my tablet: "They say the smallest coffins are the heaviest to carry."

They weigh heaviest upon…

Gruesome discovery in abandoned storage unit

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When Regina Zimmer bid $40 on an abandoned storage unit in Colfax, California, near Sacramento, all she did before the purchase was look at the unit from the…

Soledad O'Brien: What my mother left behind

What dare I think about Cuba?

My mom left the island to escape the poverty, the racism and the sweltering heat. She left before Fidel Castro's ascent and U.S.…

Police get break in art heist worth $12M

One of the biggest art heists in Los Angeles history began when a housekeeper left the home of an elderly bedridden couple.

"There was a small window of…

Eastern Air Lines is back in the air

"America's favorite way to fly" has returned.

Eastern Air Lines, which used that slogan in the 1980s, flew its first of 20 new planes into Miami International…

Opinion: Why are cops killing for 'loosies'?

The contents of your pocket gleam up at you from the Newport, Rhode Island sidewalk like a sarcastic wink. You sit on the curb, surrounded by police cars,…

Reporter behind story of $72 million teen trader stays at NY Mag

The writer behind the story about the "$72 million teenage stock whiz" is staying put at New York Magazine.

Jessica Pressler was slated to join the Bloomberg…

Zakaria: Why Cuba move will help America

In opposing President Barack Obama's opening to Cuba, Florida's Republican senator, Marco Rubio, explained, "This entire policy shift announced today is based…

Most undocumented immigrants hail from ...

For the first time since detailed records began being kept in 1992, undocumented immigrants from Mexico made up less than half of those apprehended by U.S.…

Mad about N. Korea? Hack back, group says

Jo Jin-hye, who escaped North Korea, wanted to watch "The Interview."

The comedy lampoons North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose dynasty she loathes. Her…

"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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