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NKorea: Joint hacking probe or else...Terrifying tactic in Nigeria...Pro football Saturday

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 20, 2014 at 4:50 a.m.



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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is proposing a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, and warning of "grave consequences" if it's rejected. U.S. officials blame North Korea for the hacking. The break-in resulted in the disclosure of thousands of confidential Sony emails and business files, and escalated to terrorist threats that caused Sony to cancel the release of the movie "The Interview." The comedy is about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say at least 10 people have been killed in three separate bombings around Baghdad. Two of the attacks targeted commercial streets, while the third hit an army patrol in the western suburbs of the capital.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are reportedly using a new tactic to instill fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate. Witnesses say they have been lining up people too elderly to flee and shooting them. A civil defense group spokesman says more than 50 elderly people were killed at a school and an unknown number were killed at a second school.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is dismissing new U.S. sanctions as useless. President Barack Obama yesterday approved new restrictions on Crimea which Russia annexed in March after a hastily called referendum. The Russian foreign ministry says the new sanctions won't push Russia to give up Crimea because the peninsula is a "historic and integral part of Russia."

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — This is the weekend when the National Football League plays games on Saturday, and there are two on the schedule. The 9-5 Philadelphia Eagles are trailing Dallas in the NFC East. They'll head south to the D.C. suburbs to face 3-11 Washington. Later tonight, the San Francisco 49ers host the San Diego Chargers. The Niners were eliminated from the playoff chase last week, but the Chargers still have a chance to make it.

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