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December 21, 2014


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US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that law enforcement has blamed on the communist nation.

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Sunday 12/21/2014
Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 8:00 am

PARIS (AP) — Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season.

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Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 8:00 am

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil chief says that allegations the kingdom conspired to bring oil prices down to harm its neighbors are false.

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Saturday 12/20/2014
North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 10:02 pm

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 9:00 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.

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Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 5:00 pm

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.

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Falling oil prices worry Algeria
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 2:00 pm

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — With oil prices at their lowest in five years and showing few signs of hitting bottom, Algeria is feeling the pinch.

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Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.

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Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

GAIL, Texas (AP) — The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state.

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