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N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

NEW YORK (AP) -- The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business....
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How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview'

NEW YORK (AP) -- A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about "The Interview," the likelihood of trouble seemed remote....
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Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials....
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Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats

NEW YORK (AP) -- Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."...
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Poll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble falls

MOSCOW (AP) -- From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah....
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US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations....
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Why the Fed thinks US economy still needs its help

WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you didn't know about the lingering damage from the Great Recession, the U.S. economy would appear remarkably strong....
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US-Cuba thaw could benefit farmers, energy and travel firms

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls of American rice, while U.S. tourists flocked to casinos and nightclubs in Havana....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think Congress should lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
No:
62%
Yes:
38%
Total Votes: 592

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you agree with City Councilman Burgess's proposal that would prohibit the Bureau of Police from acquiring military equipment or weaponry from the Department of Defense?

No:
66%
Yes:
34%
Total Votes: 11,183