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Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America. | Video

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U.S. swimmer Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving

BALTIMORE - American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, pleaded guilty on Friday to driving under the influence of alcohol and received 18 months of supervised probation and a one-year suspended jail sentence.

19 Dec 2014

U.S. backed talks with ISIS over American hostage: newspaper

LONDON - U.S. counter-terrorism officials backed negotiations with two prominent jihadi clerics in a failed attempt to save the life of an American hostage who was later beheaded by Islamic State militants, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday.

19 Dec 2014

Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million cards

- Office-supply retailer Staples Inc said about 1.16 million payment cards might have been affected by the data breach announced in October.

19 Dec 2014

Exclusive: GM develops contingency plans in case Takata recalls widen

DETROIT - General Motors Co has developed contingency plans in case recalls of potentially lethal Takata-made air bag inflators widens, forcing the U.S. automaker to repair millions of vehicles, the company said on Friday.

19 Dec 2014

Exclusive: Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop

AMMAN - Syrian businessmen and trade officials say they are worried the economic lifeline provided by Iran is under strain from plunging oil prices, despite public messages of support from Syria's strongest regional ally.

World, Syria 19 Dec 2014