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Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism....

Stephen Colbert retires his 'Report' and the host he played
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stephen Colbert is dead....

Mistrial declared for man accused of stalking Ashanti
NEW YORK (AP) -- A juror's illness has prompted a Manhattan judge to declare a mistrial for a man accused of stalking R&B star Ashanti....

'The Interview' jeopardizes overseas movie villains
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the startling cancellation of "The Interview," an entire species of movie baddies might be in danger of extinction....

Companies' data security in question after Sony hack
ATLANTA (AP) -- Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment....

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans....

Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it's also inspired a rare hush across a usually chatty industry as everyone from moguls to makeup artists takes stock of the scandal and how it could affect their jobs....

Lennon & Maisy working on picture book
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lennon & Maisy, the Canadian-born music and acting team, will soon be Lennon & Maisy the co-authors....

Marathon bombing survivor in 'Yes to Dress' finale
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Marathon bombings took Rebekah DiMartino's leg, but they couldn't rob her of her joy as a new bride....

NYC event marks winter solstice with music parades
NEW YORK (AP) -- Walking? Check. In a winter wonderland? Well, it marks the beginning of the season. Bells ringing? Sure, along with trumpets and some fiddles....

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