WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, - Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government response. Full Article
SYDNEY - Japanese stocks led Asian markets higher on Friday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to start hiking interest rates.
WASHINGTON - The United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed. Full Article
A Wisconsin judge rules that two girls suspected of repeatedly stabbing a classmate to please a fictional internet character named Slenderman are competent to stand trial. Gavino Garay reports.