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U.S. considers 'proportional' response to Sony hacking attack

Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:03
An entrance gate to Sony Pictures Entertainment at the Sony Pictures lot is pictured in Culver City, California in this April 14, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/FilesAn entrance gate to Sony Pictures Entertainment at the Sony Pictures lot is pictured in Culver City, California in this April 14, 2013 file photo.
US Airstrikes Kill Three Top ISIS Leaders in Iraq
Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:01
Thick smoke rises following an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Kobani, Syria as fighting continued between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from Mursitpinar Turkey-Syria border, Oct.
'Slenderman' accused to stand trial
Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:58
18 December 2014Last updated at 21:46 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint The two girls faced back-to-back competency hearings on Thursday Continue reading the main story Related StoriesThe origins of Slender ManWho or what is Slenderman character?US girl stabbed 19 times recovering Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says.
Judge allows young immigrants in Arizona to get driver's linceses
Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:58
PHOENIX – A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses. The preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge David Campbell bars the state from enforcing Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying the licenses to about 20,000 immigrants. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The injunction that takes effect on Monday was a formality that carries out instructions issued in July…
Video: Raytheon Test-Fires New GPS-Guided Mortar for Marines
Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:58
Raytheon recently test-fired a new GPS-guided 120mm mortar round at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., demonstrating a precision-firing technology designed to help Marine Corps commanders in combat. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Marine Corps program, called Precision Extended Range Mortar, or PERM, is aimed at developing a fielding precision-guided mortar rounds able to better pinpoint targets compared to existing mortar rounds. The rounds are configured with a GPS antenna and an inertial measurement unit, or IMU, which tells…
OPINION Sony saga: When a lack of principle meets cowardice
Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:57
The news is out. “The Interview” will not be coming to a Cineplex near you on Christmas Day. Sony, the studio that produced Seth Rogen’s $44 million comedy about the assassination North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has dropped it. Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal originally greenlighted this film. But as of today, she and her corporate bosses are the bitches of North Korea’s Dear Leader--the only guy in Hollywood with the power to red light a…
Rabbi Harold Schulweis, influential Conservative synagogue leader, dies in Los Angeles at 89
Thursday, 18 December 2014 14:57
LOS ANGELES – Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89. His death late Wednesday was announced by Rabbi Edward Feinstein, senior rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom, where Schulweis was the spiritual leader for decades. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Innovations credited to Schulweis include gathering small groups of families to share religious and family life, a new model for lay-professional synagogue leadership and, in 1992, welcoming gay and lesbian…
Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent to stand trial
Thursday, 18 December 2014 14:57
Nov. 18, 2014: One of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man is led into a courtroom at the Waukesha County Courthouse in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Waukesha Freeman, Charles Auer, Pool) WAUKESHA, Wis. – Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are fit to stand trial, a judge ruled Thursday. State experts concluded that both girls were competent, but…
Authorities hope Obama's Cuba thaw will bring fugitives to justice
Thursday, 18 December 2014 14:57
A thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba could help bring two cop killers and dozens of other fugitives granted asylum by the island nation to justice, law enforcement authorities hope. The full implications of the diplomatic breakthrough announced Wednesday by President Obama are not yet known, but New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said he immediately thought of Joanne Chesimard, the Black Liberation Army militant who killed a state trooper in…
CYBER DANGER Hackers emboldened by Sony's surrender
Thursday, 18 December 2014 14:57
File photo. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) Sony’s shock decision to scrap the Dec. 25 release of its controversial movie “The Interview” will strengthen hackers, experts warn, fueling debilitating cyberattacks on other high-profile firms. Still reeling from a crippling Nov. 24 hack, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Wednesday that it had canceled “The Interview’s” Christmas Day release after a number of movie chains said that they would not show the film. “The Interview,” which pokes fun at North…
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