N. Korea calls Obama ‘monkey’ in hacking row

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea called President Barack Obama “a monkey” and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy “The Interview.”  North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an […]

N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims

Associated Press HYUNG-JIN KIM SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is “recklessly” spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and “the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism.”  Such rhetoric is routine from North Korea’s massive propaganda […]

Gunman who killed two NYPD officers identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, ID’d as shooter of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn ambush ‘assassinations’ The lone gunman who walked up to a Brooklyn patrol car and opened fire, killing two New York City police officers execution style, has been identified as a Baltimore man who posted chilling anti-cop messages to social media Saturday before traveling […]

Second Graders Spend Recess Protesting Ferguson. Are They Too Young?

The 20-odd people chanting “Honk if you want justice,” on a New Bedford, Massachusetts sidewalk Dec. 12 got a lot of attention. They were second graders, rallying against police for the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While the rest of their class enjoyed 11:30 recess that morning, these 7 and 8-year-old protesters […]

TV station: 5 dead in shootings near Philadelphia

SOUDERTON, Pa. (AP) — Police on Monday surrounded a home outside Philadelphia where they believe a suspect had barricaded himself after shootings at multiple homes. The man was suspected of killing five people Monday morning at three different homes, police told WPVI-TV (http://6abc.cm/1uNlj4A ). They say the man was suspected of killing a woman in […]

London Airspace Restricted by Air Traffic Control ‘Technical Problem’

LONDON — Airspace over London was restricted following a computer failure on Friday that triggered chaos at the British capital’s five airports. A Heathrow Airport spokesman said that “a technical problem” was to blame and that flights were “experiencing delays.” NATS, which provides air-traffic control services in the U.K., clarified an earlier statement by European […]

Photographing TIME’s Person of the Year in Africa, Europe and the U.S.

“To have an African doctor, who grew up in a shantytown in probably one of the most disadvantaged countries in the world, on the cover of TIME magazine’s Person of the Year is the right thing to do,” says Jackie Nickerson, the fine-art photographer who shot the cover of TIME’s Person of the Year. This […]

Golden Globes 2015: Snubs, surprises and assorted trends

Angelina Jolie has been nominated for Golden Globes for her acting in “Changeling,” “Gia” and “The Tourist,” part of half a dozen noms over the years for the A-list star. The group even nominated her feature directorial d ebut, 2011’s “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” in the foreign film category. Golden Globes 2015: […]