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Congressional critics ready to block Obama push to normalize Cuban relations - Fox News

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:14

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Congressional critics ready to block Obama push to normalize Cuban relations
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The historic plan announced by President Obama on Wednesday to normalize relations with Cuba was met with heavy bipartisan resistance on Capitol Hill, raising questions of whether Congress will even consider easing a more than 50-year trade embargo ...
Taking Cuba Off Blacklist Leaves Only North Korea as Cold War VestigeNew York Times
Where US-Cuba relations stand and what may changeWashington Post
How the Obama-Castro Deal Went DownBloomberg
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Exiles divided on plans to thaw US-Cuba relations

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:05
MIAMI (AP) -- When Cuban and American leaders announced they would restore diplomatic relations after a standoff lasting more than a half-century, all eyes in the U.S. immediately turned to Miami, where many expected the country's largest population of Cuban exiles to pour angrily into the streets....
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Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:05
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has made his final court appearance before his trial begins next month....
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North Korea's purported vast hacking network in spotlight after Sony hack - CNN

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:55

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North Korea's purported vast hacking network in spotlight after Sony hack
CNN
Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- North Korea is one of the world's poorest countries, seen as well behind most everyone when it comes to most technologies and much more. Hacking may not be one of them. Scant resources or not, a defector who once worked ...
US Says N. Korea Behind Sony Cyber AttackVoice of America
Alex Proud: We let the bad guys win in Sony hack storyTelegraph.co.uk
Sony hack fallout: A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilitiesCTV News
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India terms Lakhvi bail 'unfortunate', wants Pak govt to reverse decision - Hindustan Times

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:48

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India terms Lakhvi bail 'unfortunate', wants Pak govt to reverse decision
Hindustan Times
A Pakistani court on Thursday granted bail to 26/11 mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, sparking outrage in India which minced no words to condemn the decision as unacceptable and unfortunate. His bail came a day ...
Pakistan judge grants bail to alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attackWashington Post
Man accused of organizing Mumbai attacks granted bailUSA TODAY
26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi's trial exposes Pak's double standardsThe Indian Express
Times of India -Chron.com
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A Look at North Korea's Cyberwar Capabilities - ABC News

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:31

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A Look at North Korea's Cyberwar Capabilities
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Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet. But the country Washington suspects is behind a devastating hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has managed to orchestrate a string of crippling cyber infiltrations of South Korean computer systems in ...
Experts on North Korea see regime's fingerprints on Sony attackLos Angeles Times
Sony slammed by Deputy PM Clegg for bowing to N. Korean 'intimidation'RT (blog)
The Switchboard: US officials believe North Korea really did hack SonyWashington Post (blog)
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Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:05
TOKYO (AP) -- If the U.S. government's claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen's latest comedy, no one can say they weren't warned. The movie, "The Interview," pushed all of North Korea's buttons....
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Feds sue NYC over Rikers Island jail violence

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:05
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found was a "deep-seated culture of violence" against young inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex....
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Putin: West is trying to 'defang' the Russian bear - Charlotte Observer

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:40

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Putin: West is trying to 'defang' the Russian bear
Charlotte Observer
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Russian economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at his annual press ...
Putin claims U.S., Europe sanctions 'declaw' RussiaNew York Daily News
Putin plays down rouble crash as he vows to diversify Russian economy in ...The Independent
Vladimir Putin's annual press conference: liveTelegraph.co.uk
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AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:04
BUTTE, Montana (AP) -- At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities - many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found....
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Jeb Bush, praised by liberals, already drawing flak from the GOP - Fox News

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:42

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Jeb Bush, praised by liberals, already drawing flak from the GOP
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Jeb is the man to beat, the savvy ex-governor, the game-changer with Hispanic voters, the choice of big donors, the common sense voice on immigration and education, the establishment candidate with the best chance of recapturing the White House for the ...

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Microsoft kills EU browser choice screen

InfoWorld - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:18

Microsoft has retired the browser choice screen it agreed to show new Windows users in the European Union as part of an antitrust settlement.

For five years it showed the screen to new Windows users in a 2009 settlement of an antitrust case in which the European Commission found it had exploited its dominant position in the operating system market to push its own Internet Explorer browser.

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The choice screen -- at browserchoice.eu until Wednesday -- is now gone, and in its place is a message from Microsoft: "The obligations imposed by the decision have now expired and Microsoft will no longer maintain this website. Microsoft encourages customers who want more information about web browsers or want to download another browser to do so by visiting the websites of web browser vendors directly."

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LG readies webOS TVs with better performance, 4K content

InfoWorld - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:10

LG Electronics' upcoming smart TVs will run an upgraded version of webOS that promises better performance and more customization.

The TVs will be launched at the International CES trade show in Las Vegas next month. The improvements on webOS 2.0 include better boot times and faster access to content. For example, when switching from the home screen to YouTube users will see an improvement in loading time of up to 70 percent, LG said, without revealing how many seconds it would take.

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New features let users access favorite channels faster than before from the main menu and adjust their TV without interrupting the program they're watching.

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Human error the root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage

InfoWorld - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:05

Human error was the culprit for a November outage of the Microsoft Azure cloud storage service. The company is hoping that recent updates that automate formerly manual processes will help prevent similar outages in the future.

"Microsoft Azure had clear operating guidelines, but there was a gap in the deployment tooling that relied on human decisions and protocol," wrote Jason Zander, Microsoft vice president for Azure, in a blog post Wednesday detailing the outage. "With the tooling updates the policy is now enforced by the deployment platform itself."

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Obama reignites political debate over Cuba

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:01
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference between Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and several Republicans eyeing bids for the White House....
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'Stand your ground' defense fails in Montana murder trial

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:01
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Just days before he shot to death a 17-year-old German exchange student, Markus Kaarma told hair stylists he had been waiting up to shoot some kids who were burglarizing homes....
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Q&A: Drones might help show how tornados form

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:01
DENVER (AP) -- Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornados form....
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Fla. man faked heart attack as friend took Barbie toys: cops - New York Daily News

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:47

New York Daily News

Fla. man faked heart attack as friend took Barbie toys: cops
New York Daily News
A Florida thief faked a heart attack to distract Walmart security guards so his pal could steal a motorized Barbie car and vacation house, police said. But the duo's cunning Christmas-present plan was rumbled after surveillance cameras caught them carrying ...
Toys stolen amid faked heart attackIrish Independent
Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toysDaily Mail

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Pope Francis treats Rome's homeless to new sleeping bags on 78th birthday - The Straits Times

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:47

Pope Francis treats Rome's homeless to new sleeping bags on 78th birthday
The Straits Times
VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope Francis marked his 78th birthday by ordering the distribution of hundreds of sleeping bags to homeless people in Rome, Vatican officials said Thursday. Konrad Krajewski, the archbishop in charge of the pope's charity work, led ...

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A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 06:51
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet....
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