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Sony hack leaves U.S. in quandary on how to deal with North Korea

With U.S. intelligence analysts quietly pointing to North Korea as having a hand in the destructive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers, Obama administration officials scrambled Thursday to consider what, if anything, they should do in response.

India Is Catching Up With China in Dirty Money Exports

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the “Make in India” campaign to make India an export powerhouse like China, the South Asian nation is already rapidly catching up with China in its exports of one unlikely commodity: black money.

O.C. inmate dies after jailhouse altercation

An Orange County jail inmate has died one day after he was hospitalized following an altercation with a fellow inmate, authorities said Thursday.

Rahm Emanuel defends record on ethics in first term

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday sought to make the case for his first-term record on ethics and pledged to put more information online about bidding for City Hall contracts if he's re-elected.

Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks

The surprise deal between the United States and Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations after 53 years in the deep freeze involved no clandestine meetings in either country or participation of an aging Fidel Castro...

Embattled Phoenix police chief fired; city officials cite insubordination

Phoenix's police chief was fired Thursday after officials said he ignored a direct order from supervisors and held an unsanctioned news conference to demand a new two-year contract.

SL Letter of the Day: the Right to Not Know

11 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Originally posted on December 4, 2013. I'm a bi woman in my mid-20s in a great monogamish relationship with my straight boyfriend. We occasionally invite other women into our sex life, which is really enjoyable for both of us. He isn't threatened by other women, only by other men, which isn't an issue since I'm not interested in any other men. Show More Summary

Around Town - Secret Paris

Thu 22 Jan 2015 Over three nights, expert Edwige Bonnaire will take workshop-goers on a discovery through the backstreets of Paris in the heart of the CBD. Revisit Dan...

Downtown L.A. crash kills motorcyclist, causes traffic delays

A collision involving a car and a motorcycle in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon left one person dead and caused delays during rush-hour traffic.

Kids - Kids Pizza Making Class

19 Dec-30 Jan 2015 Looking for an indoor school holiday activity? Criniti’s has classes designed for children aged three to 15, which incorporates all the techniques of...

Around Town - An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Sat 31 Jan 2015 In collaboration with the musicians of FourPlay, comic writer and novelist Neil Gaiman will read excerpts from his diverse literary collection including...

Lawyer convicted of laundering L.A., O.C. pot dispensary profits

A lawyer who helped a marijuana dispensary mogul launder profits faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced next year, officials said.

Housefire in Amaroo

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Readers, It appears that there was a house fire in Amaroo this morning on Rollston Cct. I wasn’t able to grab an exact address as police cordoned off the street to public access. I noticed a thick black plume of smoke on the horizon and curiosity got the better of me so I followed the [...]

Kids - The best of the summer school holidays

Take your pick from our list of 25 super-duper school holiday activities, including sporty stuff, outdoor movies, kids shows and cool places to go to...

Restaurants - New Year's Eve at the Botanist

Wed 31 Dec The Botanist will be hosting a New Year's shindig to ring in 2015 with a four-course dinner and a bottle of sparkling wine per table. Plus the whole thing...

Former white supremacist convicted in 1997 slaying of black man

A former white supremacist was convicted of murder Thursday in the beating and stabbing death of a black man in the Antelope Valley desert. 

Empire State Building's managers face new investor suit

The Empire State Building's managers were accused in a new lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan of defrauding investors when the New York skyscraper was taken public. Similar suits in state... To view the full story, click the title link.

Music - Pond

The WA psych-rock collective blast off

Former Angels prospect Ryan Bolden shot and killed in Georgia

Former Angels outfield prospect Ryan Bolden, whose minor league career was cut short because of back injuries in 2013, was shot and killed Wednesday night after an argument broke out at an apartment complex in College Park, Ga.

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