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NY premiere of 'The Interview' canceled ... Deadly Afghan attack ... Building collapses in Nairobi

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 17, 2014 at 3:50 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York premiere of the comedy "The Interview" has been canceled, following threats of violence against theaters carrying it. The Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy is about a plot to kill North Korea's Kim Jong Un, and security fears have spurred Sony to allow theater chains to cancel showings. The New York premiere was scheduled for tomorrow night and the movie is expected to debut Christmas Day.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say at least five people are dead in an attack on a bank in southern Helmand province. Officials say one bomber detonated his explosives at the door of New Kabul Bank today and three other insurgents stormed the bank, taking hostages. They say the attackers killed at least five people while firing on security forces who surrounded the building.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian foreign minister says an Arab-backed draft on ending Israel's occupation of lands captured in 1967 will be submitted to the U.N. Security Council today. However, he says a vote on the resolution might be put off, suggesting a compromise is in the works to avoid a clash in the council. A U.S. veto is considered almost certain.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A number of people are feared trapped or dead after a five-story residential building collapsed today in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenyan Red Cross says seven people were pulled from the rubble alive.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Heavy rain created a chaotic evening commute in the San Francisco Bay Area last night, and forecasters say the morning commute could be just as bad. The National Weather Service is warning of possible floods in the Bay Area. Rains also have arrived in Southern California and are likely to intensify. Parts of Los Angeles County had brief flash-flood conditions yesterday.

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