SYDNEY (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of eight children have been found in a house in suburban Cairns in northern Australia. Queensland state police say they were called to the home Friday morning after receiving a report of an injured woman. The victims range in age from 18 months to 15 years. Police haven't said how the children were killed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities, politicians and pundits are leading a chorus of criticism of Sony Pictures decision to pull the plug on the movie "The Interview." The film, a comedy about a plot against North Korea's leader, generated threats from hackers that a U.S. official says are linked to North Korea. Late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel says scrapping the movie is "an un-American act of cowardice
BOSTON (AP) — Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people will be released from custody, pending trial on criminal charges. A federal judge in Boston has ruled that the government had not met its burden in requesting the detention of New England Compounding Center co-founder Barry Cadden and supervisory pharmacist Glenn Chin. Twelve other people have been charged.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a New York City man has been arrested at Kennedy International Airport after TSA agents found handgun parts hidden in his luggage. A Port Authority Police Department spokesman says the man was on his way to Mexico City and that parts of a handgun were found hidden in a videogame.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The circus will stop coming to Oakland, California, in a few years. That's because the City Council has voted to join other municipalities that ban bullhooks, a tool used by elephant handlers. The instrument resembles a fireplace poker, with a sharp hook on one end. Critics say the tools are cruel and inhumane. Supporters say they are needed for handlers to maintain control.