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Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:09

This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, Randall Park, center, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and unreleased films were stolen and made available for illegal download. The hackers then escalated this week to threatening 9/11-like attacks against movie theaters scheduled to show the Sony film "The Interview." That fanned security fears nationwide and resulted in the four top U.S. theater chains pulling the film from their screens, ultimately driving Sony to cancel the film's release.


U.S. to sue NY City over rights violations of teen Rikers inmates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:07

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara speaks during a news conference in New YorkBy Andrew Chung and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail. The move by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for New York's southern district, followed a report in August describing a pattern of violent abuse of 16- to 18-year-old male inmates by guards and others held at Rikers. ...


Police: SUV that hit, killed Bensalem student a 'hot mess'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:05

 SUV that hit, killed Bensalem student a 'hot mess'Police in Bensalem, Pa are working to build a criminal case against the 18-year-old driver.


Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:04

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.


Logan building with business, homes catches fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:03

Logan building with business, homes catches fireHuge flames ripped through a business and homes in Philadelphia's Logan section on Thursday.


Obama to set up panel to boost trust between police and communities

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:49

Protestors hold hands as they rally against the Ferguson, Mo Grand Jury exoneration of police officer Darren Wilson, at the U.S. Justice Department in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday will set up a task force to draw up recommendations to strengthen trust between law enforcement and local communities, following protests over several instances of police killings of unarmed people this year. "There is a sense of urgency," White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters before Obama was to sign an executive order setting up the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. She said the order directs the 11-member panel to submit recommendations to the president by March 2. Obama had said on Dec. ...


New York Mayor de Blasio named PETA's Person of the Year

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:48

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attends a news conference to announce a tentative contract agreement with the Uniformed Superior Officers Coalition at City Hall in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was named 2014 Person of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for opposing horse-drawn carriages in Manhattan and advocating other animal-friendly causes, the group said on Thursday. De Blasio, a liberal who took office less than a year ago, campaigned partly on the promise to push for a ban on horse-drawn buggy rides in Central Park, a cause that has won him the support of PETA and other animal rights groups. “I’m humbled to receive this support from PETA," de Blasio said in a statement. ...


Couple arrested after girl, 1, falls out of window

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:39
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut couple is facing charges after the woman's 1-year-old daughter fell out of a second-story window.

DA: Bristol Township middle school sex video may be incest case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:36

 Bristol Township middle school sex video may be case of incestPolice are investigating an apparent sex tape involving juveniles that has been circulating among middle school students in Bristol Township.


Ohio high court upholds traffic camera enforcement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:33

File - In this Oct. 29, 2014 file photo, motorists drive past a sign warning of upcoming traffic cameras in Cleveland. A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state’s municipalities, reversing a lower court after a year of legal setbacks for camera use. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state's municipalities, reversing a lower court after a year of legal setbacks for camera advocates.


Father of unlicensed driver in fatal crash denies having let her drive his SUV

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:33
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A man whose 15-year-old daughter, an unlicensed driver, crashed his SUV in an accident in Pennsylvania that killed three people denies having given her permission to drive the vehicle, his attorney said on Thursday. The father, Michael J. Ware, was charged on Wednesday with manslaughter. Pennsylvania State Police on Wednesday filed 13 criminal charges, including involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of children, against Ware, 53, of Scarsdale, New York. ...

Cuomo gets kudos, scorn for New York fracking ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:33

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks during a cabinet meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Cuomo’s administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business interests for a planned state ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn't his.


Thieves steal package from porch of Rhawnhurst home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:30

Thieves steal package from porch of Rhawnhurst homePolice are searching for a pair of thieves who stole a package from the front porch of a home in Northeast Philadelphia.


Judge to decide evidence issue in gambling case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:30

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, Wei Seng Phua walks into federal court in Las Vegas. Phua, his son Darren Wai Kit Phua, and four others were arrested in July after federal agents raided three high-roller villas at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Defense attorneys will ask U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, to throw out the evidence that was collected as the tainted result of an illegal FBI ruse. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge said Thursday she'll rule soon on whether the FBI improperly entered suites at a Las Vegas Strip casino without a warrant during a probe of what prosecutors say was illegal gambling involving a Malaysian businessman and his son.


7-year-old honorary firefighter laid to rest with full honors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:29

7-year-old honorary firefighter laid to rest with full honorsA local 7-year-old received a farewell fit for a hero. Aiden Riebel died of cancer last week, and the boy with a big heart was also an honorary firefighter.


Trial of Pennsylvania family accused of starving boy set for March

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:27
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The trial of three members of a western Pennsylvania family accused of beating and starving a seven-year-old boy nearly to death will begin on March 10, court officials said on Thursday. The boy's mother, Mary Rader, 28, his grandmother Deana Beighley, 48, and her husband, Dennis Beighley, 59, appeared at the Mercer County courthouse on Wednesday before Judge Christopher St. John for a hearing to set the trial date. The three have been charged with torturing and nearly killing Rader's son in Greenville, about 80 miles north of Pittsburgh. ...

Wisconsin girls in Slenderman case ruled competent to stand trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:26
By Brendan O'Brien WAUKESHA, Wisc. (Reuters) - Two Wisconsin girls accused of luring a classmate into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please a fictional Internet character named Slenderman are competent to stand trial, a judge ruled on Thursday. Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, both 12 at the time, were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide in the attack on their classmate the morning after a sleepover in May in Waukesha, a suburb west of Milwaukee. ...

Prized viola found smashed after being stolen from Philadelphia musician

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:26

Prized viola found smashed after being stolen from Philadelphia musicianA Philadelphia musician is dealing with the loss of something irreplaceable, her prized viola that dates back centuries.


Most steel fasteners safe on San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge: officials

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:11
By Michael Fleeman (Reuters) - The vast majority of steel rods and bolts holding together a new section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are safe, state investigators said Thursday, despite earlier cracks in about 32 fasteners on the span, which replaced a section of the bridge lost in a 1989 earthquake. ...

Thousands respond to black rhino import request

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:09

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2014 file image from video provided by WFAA.com, Corey Knowlton, whose $350,000 bid at a January auction won a rare permit to hunt endangered black rhinoceros in Namibia, speaks during an interview in Dallas. A federal agency examining Knowlton's application for a permit to import the corpse of an endangered black rhinoceros says it has received about 135,000 signatures demanding that the request be denied. (AP Photo/WFAA.com, File)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A federal agency is sifting through thousands of comments regarding a Texas hunter's application for a permit to import the carcass of an endangered black rhinoceros that he hopes to kill.