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Sony Pictures canceled the planned release of “The Interview” after hackers threatened violence against theaters. U.S. officials concluded North Korea was behind the broad cyberattack on the firm.
Cuban-Americans reacted to news that the U.S. would begin normalizing relations with Cuba with a wide range of sentiment, from outrage to jubilation, highlighting deep rifts.
U.S. officials’ conclusion that Pyongyang was behind the hacking attack on Sony Pictures has raised the difficult question of how Washington should respond to an aggressive act by a foreign government.
The use of the death penalty in the U.S. is dwindling, with the number of executions and death sentences reaching multiyear lows in 2014.
President Barack Obama’s move to end an unpopular Cold War policy toward Cuba received an embrace across Latin America.
A landmark study of stroke patients found that using devices known as stents to pull blood clots from brain arteries can significantly improve people’s ability to rebound from a stroke.
Business leaders warned of disruptions in the insurance and commercial real-estate markets after Congress adjourned without extending the federal government’s terrorism insurance program.
A top official with the Department of Veterans Affairs apologized for budget problems and delays that have stalled construction of a major new VA hospital here.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency request by Arizona officials that sought to prohibit state driver’s licenses for young illegal immigrants who received a reprieve from deportation from the Obama administration.
Federal authorities arrested 14 people early Wednesday connected to a Massachusetts pharmacy that they believe was behind a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012.
America’s long-standing pessimism about the economy is showing signs of waning, but views of race relations have turned more dour, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows.
Congress ended the year Tuesday night without extending a federal terrorism insurance program slated to expire later this month.
Jeb Bush will “actively explore the possibility of running for president” in 2016, according to an announcement the former Florida governor posted to his Facebook page.
The Senate confirmed Antony Blinken to be the State Department’s No. 2 diplomat in a 55-38 vote largely along party lines.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday the rollout of on-body cameras for the city’s entire police force, an endorsement of a tool that has gained attention since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., in the summer.
The Senate voted to extend a raft of temporary tax breaks through the rest of 2014, ending a protracted struggle that foreshadows even more difficult tax-code debates next year.
Housing starts fell 1.6% in November, the latest sign of an uneven housing recovery.
Two national hotel-industry groups are suing Los Angeles, arguing a recent minimum-wage increase unfairly targets the hospitality business and that certain provisions interfere with federal labor law.
A 35-year-old Pennsylvania man suspected in the murder of his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead in a wooded area, ending a manhunt that had fueled anxiety in several suburban communities outside Philadelphia.
A new survey shows U.S. teenagers are more likely to use electronic cigarettes than traditional cigarettes, a trend researchers say is driven by teens’ belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful.