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NEW YORK (AP) — The top theater chains in North America have dropped "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the film's Dec. 25 release. Regal Cinemas, AMC Entertainment and Cinemark have each pulled the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The top theater chains in North America have dropped "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the Christmas Day release of the film. Regal Cinemas, AMC and Cinemark have each pulled the movie...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alan Gross emerged Wednesday from five years of captivity in Cuba praising the Cuban people and offering a lesson he said he learned: Freedom is not free. In his first public remarks after arriving in the U.S., Gross also spoke supportively of President Barack...
MIAMI (AP) — Some Cuban exiles in Miami are outraged, but others are elated that President Barack Obama secretly arranged prisoner exchanges with Cuban leader Raul Castro as part of an effort to normalize relations. Obama's moves are "a betrayal not only of the Cuban people but...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice. George Stinney was...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study. The three Dutch scientists, using the latest hydraulic...
PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans will have their largest U.S. House majority in 83 years when the new Congress convenes next month, after a recount in Arizona gave the final outstanding race to a Republican challenger. Retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally won a House seat over...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A doctor who examined the body of an Oklahoma inmate who died during a botched execution says he is convinced the man suffered after being declared unconscious. A pathologist hired by the inmate's lawyer told a federal judge Wednesday that recently released...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado was poised Wednesday to award more than $8 million for medical marijuana research, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot's medical potential. The grants to be awarded by the state Board of Health would go to studies on whether...