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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — There is international condemnation of a Taliban massacre in northwestern Pakistan that left 141 people dead, nearly all of them children. The attack happened at a military-run school. Pakistan's teenage Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye) says she is "heartbroken" by the bloodshed. The White House called the slaughter "depraved." In neighboring Afghanistan, a Taliban spokesman called the terror attack "un-Islamic."
NEW YORK (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security says there is "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters." But federal authorities are still analyzing messages from hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace" who have made threats against theaters showing the Sony Pictures' film "The Interview." The group is behind the release of a data dump of thousands of Sony Entertainment emails.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors won't purse any charges against Bill Cosby based on the claims of a woman who recently said Cosby molested her around 1974. Judy Huth met with Los Angeles police detectives earlier this month. Huth has named Cosby in a civil lawsuit that charges that he forced her to perform a sex act on him when she was 15 years old. A Cosby lawyer says Huth attempted to extort $250,000 from the comedian.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has unveiled a plan to equip 7,000 Los Angeles police officers with on-body cameras by next summer. More than 800 of the cameras could be in use as early as January. The project is expected to carry a price tag of roughly $10 million. There has been an outcry for the cameras by protesters against the grand jury decisions clearing white officers involved in the deaths of unarmed black men.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved the most sweeping legislation to help the disabled in a quarter century. Beginning next year, as many as 54 million disabled people and their families will be able to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for needs such as education, housing and health care. The bill, called the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.
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