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The U.S. government has welcomed the decision of a Timor-Leste district court to release U.S. citizen Dr. Stacey Addison from prison after she was detained for nearly two months. A statement by the U.S. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said Washington has seen the reports that Dr. Addison's...

Sony Corp.'s (SON.L, SNE) PlayStation Network and Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) Xbox Live and have been hit by connection failures on Christmas Day, with the hackers Lizard Squad claiming responsibility. The group, which took credit for an attack on Sony earlier this year, said that it was behind the attacks....

The online fashion boutique Milanoo said that it has just introduced yet another lucrative sales promotion right in the biggest festive period of the year. The company has just launched a stock clearance sale on over one thousand products available in the store. It is offering up to 95% discount on these...

A laboratory technician at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to the Ebola virus due to a lab error. The incident took place when laboratory scientists conducting research on Ebola at a high-security lab mistakenly transferred a sample containing a small amount...

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is in talks to partner with SpiceJet Ltd.'s co-founder for a $200 million investment in the distressed Indian carrier, according to reports. The reports quoted a senior government official as saying that a private-equity unit of JPMorgan and Ajay Singh, who quit as a director...

Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass on Wednesday in St. Peter's Basilica. He made phone call to refugees sheltered in Kurdistan to express his closeness to them on Christmas night. He spoke with Father Benoca, who heads the Christian community in the Ankawa Refugee Center...

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that "The Interview" would be available online across the United States starting Wednesday, Christmas Eve. According to Sony Pictures, the film would be available to rent in HD on Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and the dedicated website www.seetheinterview.com...

UPSFedex-122414.jpg Seeking to avoid the issues arising from undelivered packages ahead of Christmas, package delivery giants UPS and FedEx have in recent days limited air express deliveries, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday.

Obama-Cuba-122414.jpg Despite fierce opposition from some Republican lawmakers, the results of a CNN/ORC poll show that most Americans support President Barack Obama's plan to begin normalizing relations with Cuba. The poll found that 63 percent of Americans favor re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, while just 33 percent are opposed.

georgewbush-122414.jpg Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized Tuesday night after experiencing shortness of breath, a statement from his office revealed. Bush, the oldest-living former president, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital and is being held for observation.

JoblessClaims-122414.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly decreased in the week ended December 20th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday. The report said initial jobless claims fell to 280,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 289,000.

U.S. and partner nation military forces carried out seven airstrikes targeting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria Tuesday using fighter and bomber aircraft. Six airstrikes near Kobani destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions, a building and struck several fighting positions,...

City Hall in Chicago, home to the nation's largest red light camera program, is under scrutiny after a scientific study demonstrated that the cameras do not reduce injury related crashes. In fact, says the report, following the installation of the cameras, there has been a 22% increase in rear-end...

MichaelGrimm-122414.jpg Congressman Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., pleaded guilty to one felony count of tax evasion in federal court on Tuesday, leading to calls for his resignation. Grimm faced a 20-count indictment for alleged misconduct related to a Manhattan health food restaurant he co-owned before being elected to Congress.

Sony-Interview-121814.jpg President Barack Obama said it was a "mistake" for Sony Pictures Entertainment to cancel the release of "The Interview" amid threats from hackers, and the results of a new CNN/ORC poll suggest that most Americans agree.