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North Korea denies Sony hack but warns U.S. : Worse is coming

North Korea denies Sony hack but warns U.S. : Worse is coming

North Korea is accusing the U.S. government of being behind the making of the movie "The Interview."
Winter solstice begins December 21

Winter solstice begins December 21

Sunday marks the “astronomical” official beginning of winter across the globe. For East Texas, winter will begin at 5:03 Central Standard Time. For meteorologists, winter began on December 1st.
N. Korea pitches collaboration with U.S. on Sony cyberattack

N. Korea pitches collaboration with U.S. on Sony cyberattack

North Korea slammed U.S. claims that the regime is responsible for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures -- and then proposed the two countries work together.
Mad about free speech and North Korea? Hack back, says group

Mad about free speech and North Korea? Hack back, says group

 Jo Jin-hye, who escaped North Korea, wanted to watch "The Interview."
'An unspeakable crime' -- 8 children found dead at home in Australia

'An unspeakable crime' -- 8 children found dead at home in Australia

Eight children, the youngest of them only 18 months old, have been found dead at a suburban home in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns in a case that the country's Prime Minister has called "an unspeakable crime."
FIFA: What's really going on inside the world of football?

FIFA: What's really going on inside the world of football?

It's the question that everyone has been asking -- and now FIFA is ready to give us the answer.
Russia crisis hurts these brands the most

Russia crisis hurts these brands the most

Russia's economic turmoil is already spreading to companies in the West and many are bracing for an even bigger blow to earnings.
Obama and Putin: From frosty to frozen

Obama and Putin: From frosty to frozen

The tanking Russian economy seems to be doing little to encourage President Vladimir Putin to repair relations with the West.
Russian crisis kills big German gas deal

Russian crisis kills big German gas deal

Fallout from the Russian crisis continues to spread with the cancellation of a big gas deal with Germany.
The Pentagon has a new name for ISIS

The Pentagon has a new name for ISIS

There's yet another new name for ISIS among those fighting against the terror group. Daesh.
Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185 women and children, kills 32 people

Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185 women and children, kills 32 people

 Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.
Mysterious ice pancakes appear on Scottish river

Mysterious ice pancakes appear on Scottish river

Here's another Scottish mystery to file alongside the Loch Ness Monster and Mel Gibson's accent in "Braveheart." Ice pancakes.
Mars has gas, and Curiosity finds organic matter -- fuzzy signs of life?

Mars has gas, and Curiosity finds organic matter -- fuzzy signs of life?

It could be a sign, a vague one. A NASA rover has found the building blocks of life on Mars. They might be the product of past or present life on the red planet -- or they might not be.
Things that annoy North Korea: Christmas trees, soap operas and K-pop

Things that annoy North Korea: Christmas trees, soap operas and K-pop

North Korea's fury over the movie comedy "The Interview" appears to have taken the secretive state's oversensitivity to new extremes.
As 'The Interview' is pulled, does this mean North Korea wins?

As 'The Interview' is pulled, does this mean North Korea wins?

There's a sad irony in the fact that one of the great tests of America's freedom of speech should involve a movie that, according to some reviewers, utterly sucks.