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Updated: 11/26/2014 - The funeral service for fallen LCSO Deputy Christopher Smith is set for Tuesday. Smith was ambushed, shot and killed while responding to a house fire on Saturday.

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  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He declared the United States would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to a hack attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government....
  • Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama said Friday he doesn't expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation....
  • No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
    HAVANA (AP) -- Everyone in Cuba is talking about the abrupt turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro....
  • Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas
    ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan - part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren....
  • Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election....
  • Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and leaders were briefing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials said Friday....
  • Theater shooter's parents plead for his life
    DENVER (AP) -- The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain - a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial....
  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He declared the United States would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to a hack attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government....
  • Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest....
  • Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino....
  • Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas
    ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan - part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren....
  • No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
    HAVANA (AP) -- Everyone in Cuba is talking about the abrupt turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro....
  • Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal
    HAVANA (AP) -- The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off....
  • AP PHOTOS: In North Korea, the Kims are adored
    To say that Kim Jong Un is the leader of his country is a gross understatement. In North Korea, he is regarded as the epitome of his country....
  • Little-known book by pope outlines views, hopes for Cuba
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A little-known book about Cuba by Jorge Mario Bergoglio - now Pope Francis - provides new insight into his views on Cuban society, Marxism and the U.S. trade embargo that helped inform his behind-the-scenes role in helping bring about the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations....
  • Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama said Friday he doesn't expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation....
  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He declared the United States would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to a hack attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government....
  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material....
  • Obama: Sony decision to cancel movie a 'mistake'
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he thinks Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" by canceling release of "The Interview" movie....
  • 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....
  • Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form."...
  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He declared the United States would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to a hack attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government....
  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material....
  • T-Mobile paying at least $90M for unwanted services
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators....
  • Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama said Friday he doesn't expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation....
  • Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options
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  • Blackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, revenue down
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter but its revenue fell, missing analysts' estimates....
  • Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies
    BEIJING (AP) -- Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger....
  • Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism....
  • Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the heralded drone revolution....
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