President Barack Obama speaks during his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama vows response to North Korea over attack

WASHINGTON - President Obama said that the cyber attack by North Korea "caused a lot of damage" to Sony but that he believed the company made a mistake in canceling the release of "The Interview."  Full Article 

People attend a mass rally against "U.S. Imperialists" at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang June 25, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA

SEOUL - The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army.   Full Article 

Members of the Cuban Revolutionary Army hold Cuban national flags during a march "For the Five and Against the Terrorism" in Havana September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

U.S. won't be Cuba's boogeyman any longer

HAVANA - With Washington agreeing to restore full diplomatic ties that were cut in the early 1960s, Cuba's communist government may not be able to blame its old Cold War nemesis so readily.  Full Article 

Police work at the scene of a stabbing attack at a home (L) in Cairns, northern Queensland, December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Eight children stabbed to death in tropical city

SYDNEY - Eight children have been killed and a woman who was mother to seven of them was injured in the northern Australian city of Cairns.  Video | Full Article 

A marijuana-infused sour gummy bear candy (L) is shown next to a regular one at right in a photo illustration in Golden, Colorado October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Oklahoma, Nebraska sue Colorado over pot

DENVER, - Nebraska and Oklahoma challenged neighboring Colorado's recreational marijuana laws in the Supreme Court amid complaints its pot was seeping across their borders, and Colorado vowed to defend its laws.  Full Article 

Patrick Brady, Director of Engineering for Android, demonstrates the new Android Auto interface at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Google betting on Android built directly in cars

SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT - Google is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones.  Full Article 

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Hundreds swarm around Sierra Leone Ebola victim, take cell phones images

Hundreds of people in remote district of Sierra Leone, described as Ebola hotspot, swarm around suspected Ebola victim, despite warning to stay away. Mana Rabiee reports.