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N. Korea's Internet back online after outage

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:54

The hours-long shutdown followed a U.S. vow to respond to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures.


Argentine Orangutan unfazed by right to freedom ruling

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 22:32

Sandra the orangutan took her newfound fame in stride after an Argentine court upheld her right to be freed from a zoo, munching a melon and putting the rind on her head for the cameras. In a world first, a court ruled that Sandra was entitled to some of the basic rights of a human being and as such was being subjected to unjust confinement at the Buenos Aires Zoo, where she has lived for the past 20 years. Zoo officials said they were still scratching their heads at the court's decision. It's a large space, there are specialists who take care of her diet, monitor her health, and in general she lives in very good conditions," said Adrian Sestelo, chief biologist at the zoo.


Three men face attempted murder charges in Oregon school shooting

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 21:49
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Three men suspected in a gang-related shooting this month outside an Oregon high school for homeless and other vulnerable students are facing attempted murder and other charges, Portland police said on Monday. Police said the Dec. 12 shooting, which left four people injured, erupted following a dispute outside Rosemary Anderson High School. ...

U.S. State Department's Guantanamo envoy resigns

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 20:47
By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department envoy responsible for negotiating prisoner transfers from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is resigning, officials said on Monday, even as President Barack Obama is promising a stepped-up push to close the facility. The surprise announcement of Clifford Sloan’s departure followed a flurry of detainee repatriations and resettlements, though officials at the State Department and White House had made clear their frustration with the slow handling of such moves by outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. ...

Key North Korean websites back online after shutdown

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 18:29

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday after an hours-long shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang. The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible for the shutdown in one of the least-wired countries in the world.


New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 17:18

By Jonathan Allen and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio implored protesters on Monday to wait until after the funerals of two policemen shot dead in an ambush before resuming rallies that have roiled the city and beyond over the deaths of black men at the hands of police. But de Blasio's plea was quickly dismissed by several activist groups that vowed to continue protests that have stirred the city daily after grand juries chose not to indict police officers who killed Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. ...


New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 17:00

By Jonathan Allen and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio implored protesters on Monday to wait until after the funerals of two policemen shot dead in an ambush before resuming rallies that have roiled the city and beyond over the deaths of black men at the hands of police. But de Blasio's plea was quickly dismissed by several activist groups that vowed to continue protests that have stirred the city daily after grand juries chose not to indict police officers who killed Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. ...


Judge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 16:29

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol is constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.


Confusion over start of gay marriages next month in Florida

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 15:07
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida court officials, citing confusion after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend a stay on the state's same-sex marriage ban, agreed on Monday to ask a federal judge to clarify where gay couples may begin to tie the knot next month. When the stay expires after Jan. 5, it is unclear if weddings are permitted beyond the one county in northern Florida that was named in the case appealed to the high court. ...

Ten injured in van attack on French Christmas market

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 14:34

A driver ploughed into a Christmas market in western France Monday, injuring 10 people before stabbing himself, a day after a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" ran down pedestrians in another French city. At least four people were badly hurt in the latest incident in the city of Nantes, the third attack in three days by individuals against civilians or security forces in France, sparking fears of possible copycat action. Authorities were quick to stress there were no apparent terrorist motives in the Christmas market attack. He too had yelled "Allahu Akbar".


Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev wants 'supporters’ moved away from courthouse

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 14:29

Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pressing a judge to move his so-called supporters away from the Boston courthouse where his trial begins next month.


11 hurt after van drives into Christmas market in France

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:30

PARIS (AP) — French authorities urged calm after a series of attacks across the country left dozens of people injured, and said there was no evidence the violent acts were connected by any terrorist motive.


North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.


U.S. Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:42

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. general will decide whether to pursue disciplinary action against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl over his 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan, after the Army said on Monday it forwarded the findings of its investigation to him. General Mark Milley, head of U.S. Army Forces Command, would determine "appropriate action - which ranges from no further action to convening a court martial," the Army said in a brief statement. Bergdahl was released in May in a prisoner swap with the Taliban after five years in captivity. ...


Secret Service needs to beef up IT security: report

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 10:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service refused to provide data on its computer security systems to the Department of Homeland Security in 2014, preventing it from being able to verify if it was complying with security policies, an inspector general's report said on Monday. The service, which has faced withering criticism after several security lapses including a White House breach in September, "refused to comply with mandated computer security policies," according to the report by the DHS inspector general. ...

New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 10:26

By Jonathan Allen and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to ease tensions with the police force on Monday, calling for a suspension of protests against the use of excessive force until after the funerals of two officers killed by a gunman over the weekend. De Blasio, a Democrat who has come under intense criticism from some police unions for his handling of protests over police killings of unarmed black men, asked the city to stand by families of the officers slain on Saturday. ...


'Serious incident' unfolding in Glasgow

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 07:19

LONDON (AP) — Police say some people died when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in the city center of Glasgow in Scotland.


No charges against ex-police officer in fatal Milwaukee shooting

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 07:16
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man was justified in using force and will not be charged, the district attorney said on Monday, two days after more than 70 demonstrators calling for justice in the case were arrested. Christopher Manney, who was fired from the Milwaukee police force, was acting in self defense when he shot Dontre Hamilton 14 times during a struggle in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee on April 30, Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm said in a statement. ...

Georgia man killed after firing hail of bullets at police, neighbors

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 06:12
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A man with a high-powered rifle was killed by police near Atlanta early on Monday after a tense four-hour standoff during which he fired at officers and neighbors, a police spokesman said. Police were called to a home in DeKalb County near Decatur on Sunday night after a relative reported that the 20-year-old gunman was suicidal, police spokesman Steven Fore said. When officers arrived at the scene, the suspect began firing shots at them from inside the home, Fore said. ...

Russia's first bailout

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 05:51

It's a clear sign that the ruble is in serious trouble.


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