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Officials: Pakistan executes 2 convicted militants

Friday, 9:10 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say authorities have hanged two convicted militants in the first executions following the reinstatement of the death penalty in the wake of this week's Peshawar school massacre.

FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

Friday, 9:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date of a hugely expensive break-in that could lead to a U.S. response.

Washington is limited in its response to North Korea over Sony hack

Friday, 9:06 AM

Various lights are cast on a logo of Sony Corp on a podium during its high resolution audio products unveiling event in TokyoBy Anna Yukhananov and James Pearson WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. determination that North Korea was behind the hacking of Sony Corp. unit Sony Pictures again exposes the limited leverage that Washington has on one of the world’s most isolated and impoverished countries should it decide to respond. Although successive U.S. presidents have imposed decades of restrictions on Pyongyang, the U.S. Treasury has so far directly sanctioned only 41 companies and entities and 22 individuals. ...


FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

Friday, 9:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date of a hugely expensive break-in that could lead to a U.S. response.

ADVISORY-Reuters sport yearenders

Friday, 8:34 AM

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - On Friday Dec. 19 from 1900GMT we will publish the following series of year-end review stories: A review of world sport in 2014 A look ahead to 2015 Year reviews of: Olympics Soccer Rugby Cricket Tennis Motor racing Golf North American sport We will also have stories on: Five major upsets of 2014 Five best performances of 2014 Five biggest flops of 2014 Five talking points of 2014 (Editing by Ed Osmond)

Thunder's Durant exits early with sprained ankle

Friday, 12:18 AM

Oklahoma City Thunder players check to see if Kevin Durant is okay after he twisted his ankle towards the end of the first half of their game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on December 18, 2014 in Oakland, CaliforniaKevin Durant's hot start was cold comfort when the Oklahoma City star limped out at halftime Thursday of the Thunder's 114-109 NBA loss to Golden State. Stephen Curry posted a game-high 34 points with nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals for Golden State. Six Warriors players scored in double figures as the team bounced back from a loss in Memphis on Tuesday that snapped their 16-game winning streak. Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Durant seemed determined to remind the league-leading Warriors they can't expect to have things their own way in the Western Conference when he scored 16 points in the first quarter.


Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

Friday, 9:09 AM

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the double yellow line on a highway. Police say Phelps registered a .14 per cent on a blood-alcohol test. The legal limit to drive is .08 per cent in Maryland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino.


Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

Friday, 9:08 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say an Alaska backcountry skier was buried by an avalanche, but he was able to dig his head and arms out of the snow.

Oil up on pre-holiday short-covering but down for fourth week

Friday, 9:07 AM

An employee of state-owned Pertamina refuels a motorcycle at its petrol station in JakartaNEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil bounced higher on Friday as selling pressure from a six-month price rout eased for a second time this week on short-covering, helped by fresh buying in U.S. crude before the expiry of the front-month contract.


FBI concludes North Korean government responsible for Sony cyber attack

Friday, 9:00 AM

FBI Director James Comey takes a question from reporter during a news conference at the FBI office in BostonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday blamed North Korea for the devastating cyberattack against Sony Pictures, formally acknowledging the involvement of the Pyongyang government and saying the tools and infrastructure used in the attack were similar to previous activity from North Korea. The "destructive nature" of the attack, which led the big Hollywood studio to pull a movie depicting North Korea's leader amid threats, coupled with "its coercive nature," set it apart from previous attacks, the FBI said. (Reporting by Aruna Viswanatha; Editing by Doina Chiacu)


Five dead, dozens sickened by listeria linked to caramel apples

Friday, 8:48 AM

(Reuters) - Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in recent weeks in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, health officials said on Friday. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The CDC warned consumers not to eat any pre-packaged, commercially-produced caramel apples, including those with other toppings such as nuts, chocolate or sprinkles, until more information is available. ...

Rio de Janeiro preparations on track: mayor

Friday, 8:38 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games are on track and facilities are set to be delivered on time, the mayor of host city Rio de Janeiro said on Friday. Speaking at a press conference, Mayor Eduardo Paes said the main hurdles to preparations had been overcome and there should be no problem meeting deadlines if work continues at the current pace. "It's never a comfortable situation, but things are quite up-to-speed," Paes told reporters in Rio. "We have full control of the process now. ...