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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is going over a range of options that the U.S. can take in response to what the FBI has said was North Korea's cyberattack on Sony Pictures. Meanwhile, Pyongyang says Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors that it orchestrated the attack and is warning of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland."

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police officials say the gunman who ambushed two officers in their car on Saturday had told two passers-by to -- quote-- "watch what I'm going to do." Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says 28-year-old Ismaaiyl (IHSH'-mayl) Brinsley talked to people on the street just moments before the deadly shooting and told them to follow him on the social media site Instagram.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is denouncing any violence against police in the name of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. He has condemned what he calls "eye-for-an-eye" revenge. Sharpton also says angry rhetoric that somehow blames protesters or New York Mayor Bill de Blasio for creating the climate that led to the slayings of two NYPD officers on Saturday is "reckless."

MIAMI (AP) — Florida authorities say a fugitive trying to evade an arrest warrant shot a Tampa-area police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer. According to police, 23-year-old Marco Antonio Parilla Jr. crashed his car into a pole and another vehicle after running over Tarpon Springs officer Charles Kondek. Parilla was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.

CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — An Australian woman charged with killing eight children will not have her next hearing held in a mental health court. A judge rejected that plea by her lawyers during a hearing in Cairns (kanz) on Monday. Mersane Warria is facing eight counts of murder in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home last week.

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