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Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

File – This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows anti-whaling activist Paul Watson, center, founder of the Oregon-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as he listens during a contempt of court hearing in federal court in Seattle. Radical environmentalists have been found in...
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Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

File – This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows anti-whaling activist Paul Watson, center, founder of the Oregon-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as he listens during a contempt of court hearing in federal court in Seattle. Radical environmentalists have been found in...
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Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health...
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US says traffic deaths fell 3 percent in 2013

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 24, 2013 file photo, officials work at the scene of a tractor trailer crash involving another vehicle which killed two on Interstate 81 northbound in Avoca, Pa. In 2013, the number of traffic deaths in the United States dropped just over 3...
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US stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally

FILE – This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Major stock indexes are creeping higher on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, as the market comes off a massive two-day rally spurred by the Federal Reserve’s assurance that it was in...

Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama banned new investments in Crimea on Friday, slapping sanctions on the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this year. Obama signed an executive order Friday that imposes economic restrictions similar to sanctions...

US officially accuses North Korea of Sony hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused North Korea’s government of being responsible for the dramatic hacker break-in at Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. but offered few hints about how or whether it would retaliate. Its proof: The...
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US says traffic deaths fell about 3 pct in 2013

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 24, 2013 file photo, officials work at the scene of a tractor trailer crash involving another vehicle which killed two on Interstate 81 northbound in Avoca, Pa. In 2013, the number of traffic deaths in the United States dropped just over 3...
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Sales for holiday shopping season comes down to the wire

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 file photo, Giselle Basurto, of Mexico, shops at a Kmart store in New York on Thanksgiving Day. Retail sales rose 1.8 percent from Nov. 1 through Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 according to data provided from First Data Corp., which tracks...

Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping

BERLIN (AP) — Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem. The issue affects a telecommunications standard...