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Obama2-122014.jpg President Barack Obama said Friday he believes Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" with its decision to scrap the release of "The Interview" amid threats from hackers. Obama expressed sympathy for Sony but warned that the move sets a dangerous precedent.

NorthKorea-122014.jpg Confirming widespread speculation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday formally accused North Korea of the recent cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. The FBI said it began an investigation shortly after attack and has concluded that the North Korean government is responsible.

immigration-121914.jpg On the heels of national protests over the police-involved deaths of two black men, the results of a new Gallup poll showed a sharp jump in the percentage of Americans naming "race relations" or "racism" as the most important problem in the U.S.

The US Department of State has designated the Egyptian Ajnad Misr group and Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, a senior leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. The designation prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with Ajnad Misr or al-Rubaysh. All...

Mars-121914.jpg NASA says an international team of planetary scientists found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface. Though controversy still surrounds the origin, abundance and history of water on Mars, this discovery helps resolve the question of where the "missing Martian water" may have gone. Scientists continue to study the

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have broken a four-month siege of Mount Sinjar by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and freed thousands of civilians, reports say. Regaining control of the strategic city on the borders of Syria is seen as the Kurdish forces' biggest victory yet against...

US President Barack Obama spoke by phone Thursday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to discuss the political and security situation in Iraq and the progress of Iraqi Security Forces in their efforts to counter ISIL. The President commended the steps that Prime Minister al-Abadi has taken...

The Pentagon has confirmed that several senior and mid-level leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have been killed in coalition airstrikes since mid-November. We believe that the loss of these key leaders degrades ISIL's ability to command and control current operations against...

Thursday, officials from the U.S. and Japan announced their decision to delay the final report on the revision of the Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation scheduled for release later this month. The decision was based on ensuring consistency between the revised guidelines and the development...

whitehouse-121814.jpg Calling the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment a national security matter, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday the administration is currently weighing options for responding to the cyber-attack.

rubio-121814.jpg Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has been one of the harshest critics of President Barack Obama's plan to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba and continued to bash the president in an op-ed piece published in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.

LeadingIndicator-121814.jpg Signaling continued moderate growth through the winter, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators increased in line with estimates in the month of November.

PhiladelphiaFed-121814.jpg While the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing a continued increase in regional manufacturing activity in the month of December, the pace of growth in the sector slowed substantially.

JoblessClaims-121814.jpg Initial jobless claims in the U.S. unexpectedly saw a modest decrease in the week ended December 13th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The Labor Department said jobless claims slipped to 289,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level of 295,000.

Sony-Interview-121814.jpg The terrorists, in this case, have won. In an unprecedented move that may have far-reaching cultural and political effects, Sony Pictures has scrapped the release of "The Interview." The plot of the film, a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, revolves around a fictional assassination...