Sony cancels The Interview release

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:34
17 December 2014Last updated at 22:23 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Sony Pictures has cancelled the planned release on 25 December of the film The Interview, after major cinema chains decided not to screen it. The film is about a fictional plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Hackers have already carried out a cyber attack on Sony and warned the public to stay away from cinemas screening the film. Earlier, the New York premiere of…
3 men charged in New York court with trying to sell military-grade weapons to terrorists
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:34
NEW YORK – Three men arrested in Montenegro have been charged in a New York court with conspiring to kill Americans and aid terrorists and have been labeled by prosecutors as international arms traffickers. The men were swept up in a sting operation. Their arrests were announced Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Prosecutors say Cristian Vintila, Massimo Romagnoli and Virgil Flaviu Georgescu conspired to sell large quantities of military-grade weaponry to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,…
TV meteorologist in central Texas shot while in studio parking lot; officers seek gunman
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:34
Texas Department of Public Safety officers ride in a pickup to a command post while other officers look for a gunman who shot a weather forecaster during an altercation outside the KCEN-TV studio along Interstate 35 between Waco and Temple, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in Bruceville-Eddy, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte) (The Associated Press) Troy police Sgt Ken Wolff stands guard at a checkpoint up the street from other officers looking for a…
THEY WIN? Critics say Obama sold out to normalize Cuba relations
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:34
DEVELOPING ... U.S. officials say the Obama administration plans to start talks with Cuba on normalizing full diplomatic relations and opening an embassy, after American Alan Gross was released from Cuba as part of a prisoner swap. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ORIGINAL STORY ... American Alan Gross has been released from Cuba after five years in prison and is on his way back to the United States, as part of a deal that included the release of…
In Gaza, The Specter Of ISIS Proves Useful To Both Sides
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 15:31
ISIS "bedroom jihad" victims seek help after joining extremists
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 15:31
By now it has become a familiar story: Western girls, some as young as 16, start chatting online with jihadi fighters in Syria and Iraq. They fall in love, become radicalized and eventually travel to go and live in ISIS territory with their betrotheds. PlayVideoNewsmakers
Jury convicts jail guard in 2012 death of mentally ill Rikers Island inmate
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 15:30
NEW YORK – A New York City jail guard has been convicted of a civil rights charge after a jury concluded he ignored the pleas of a dying Rikers Island inmate who had swallowed a toxic soap ball. Terrence Pendergrass shook his head repeatedly as the verdict was announced Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The 50-year-old guard faces up to 10 years in prison at his April 17 sentencing.
Obama announces U.S. to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 15:30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. Cuba arrested Gross, now 65, on Dec. 3, 2009, and later convicted the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) subcontractor to 15 years in prison for importing banned technology and trying to establish clandestine internet service for Cuban Jews. ABC News earlier said Gross was released in a humanitarian prisoner exchange.
THEATERS DROP MOVIE 'The Interview' will be hard to see amid 9/11-style threat
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 15:29
LOS ANGELES – The U.S. government reportedly gave the thumbs-up to the ending of the film "The Interview," in which North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un's head blows up, but it is a movie ending that may be hard to see, as five major movie chains have said they will not show the film, slated to premiere Christmas day. As of Wednesday AMC Entertainment, Regal Cinemas, Cineplex and Cinemark had opted to drop the movie after…
Ebola, enterovirus, errors: Experts say 2014 was not the best of times for public health
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 14:31 Written by
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health. Some vital vaccines did not work well. Federal laboratories were careless with dangerous pathogens. And international health officials failed to stop a West Africa outbreak from exploding into the worst Ebola epidemic ever. Such failings occurred during one of the busiest…

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