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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans.... 12/18/2014 9:05 PM

Companies' data security in question after Sony hack
ATLANTA (AP) -- Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.... 12/19/2014 5:15 AM

Theater shooter's parents plead for his life
DENVER (AP) -- The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty.... 12/19/2014 4:16 PM

5 topics for Obama's year-end news conference
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Before President Barack Obama jets off to Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation, he will carry out a White House ritual: the year-end news conference.... 12/19/2014 4:11 PM

Colorado vows to defend pot law against states' challenge
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into neighboring states.... 12/19/2014 8:14 AM

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.... 12/19/2014 4:34 PM

Police: 5-year-old boy found dead wasn't abducted
BERNE, N.Y. (AP) -- The death of a 5-year-old boy is being treated as a homicide after investigators determined a caretaker lied when she told them he had been abducted from an Albany-area home by two masked men, New York authorities said Friday.... 12/19/2014 4:33 PM

Bergdahl investigation wraps up; Top leaders get briefings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials have finished an investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl) disappeared from his base in Afghanistan. Bergdahl was held captive for five years by the Taliban.... 12/19/2014 4:22 PM

Weird weather lingers in Alaska's largest city
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A week before Christmas, Alaska's largest city should look like a postcard wonderland, and the last place you'd expect to see equipment making snow.... 12/19/2014 8:02 AM

China's wealth finds home in Washington state
MEDINA, Wash. (AP) -- Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state.... 12/19/2014 8:47 AM