Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He declared the United States would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to a hack attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government....
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Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan - part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren....
No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
HAVANA (AP) -- Everyone in Cuba is talking about the abrupt turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro....
Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal
HAVANA (AP) -- The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off....
Court lawyer: No new improprieties in email trove
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A lawyer hired by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review thousands of emails between justices and the state attorney general's office, including some containing pornography, reported Friday that he found no improper discussion of cases....
Resentencing ordered for Pa. man in niece's death
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A divided state Supreme Court has cleared the way for the resentencing of a northeast Pennsylvania man facing the death penalty in the molestation and strangulation of his 3-year-old niece....
Former Philly businessman hit, killed in Florida
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A former Philadelphia businessman and his companion died after they were hit by a car as they crossed a Florida street....
Jerry Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation....
Cam shows 2nd hatched penguin at National Aviary
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A web camera has captured images of the second of two African penguins hatching at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh....
Mourners say officer killed in crash loved his job
LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) -- Emergency responders, Army reservists and law enforcement officials across the state paid tribute Friday to a police officer killed in the line of duty, remembering him as a joyful man enamored with public service and his job in particular....
Pennsylvania jobless rate falls, hiring flattens
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's jobless rate has fallen to another post-recession low even as payrolls remain static and below pre-recession levels, according to employment figures released Friday....
Man working on roof in Pittsburgh killed in fall
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh police say a man has died after falling from the roof of a home on which he was working in icy conditions....
Officer disarms man firing AR-15, drawing praise
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia's police commissioner says an officer showed "unbelievable restraint" in disarming a man firing off an AR-15 assault rifle on a city street....
1 wounded in York police officer-involved shooting
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A south-central Pennsylvania police officer opened fire on a car as it raced toward him early Friday, causing non-life threatening injuries to a woman in the front passenger seat, state police said....
Hours after U.S. authorities reported that they determined North Korea was behind the recent cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, the entertainment company announced it 's pulling the film "The Interview". Hackers threatened to attack movie theatres if the comedy about journalists who score an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, was released on December 25th as scheduled.
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