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at 15:10 on December 20, 2014, EST.

North Korea wants joint investigation with US over Sony hacking to prove it's not involved

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.

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at 12:13 on December 20, 2014, EST.

Sony cyberattack gets muted coverage in Japanese media

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.

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at 00:35 on December 20, 2014, EST.

AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens us all if society lives in fear

GENEVA - Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.

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at 00:15 on December 20, 2014, EST.

Federal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt anti-whaling campaign

SAN FRANCISCO - Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.

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at 21:28 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Dodgers end Yankees' 15-year streak as biggest spender, owe most tax

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.

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at 19:57 on December 19, 2014, EST.

CNRL oilsands well breach fouls aquifer east of Edmonton, well shut down

BONNYVILLE, Alta. - A breach at a Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. oilsands operation east of Edmonton has fouled a groundwater aquifer in the area.

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at 19:28 on December 19, 2014, EST.

4,400 people file adoption papers for dogs seen on first ever Fox Dog-A-Thon for rescue dogs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - More than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon, producers say.

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at 18:59 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Staples says 1.2 million customer cards may have been exposed in security breach

PORTLAND, Ore. - Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.

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at 18:08 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Would Obama consider Republican Keystone bill? 'I'll see what they do,' he says

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama spent five minutes disparaging the potential benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline Friday.

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at 17:51 on December 19, 2014, EST.

T-Mobile paying at least $90M, mostly in refunds to customers, for unwanted text services

WASHINGTON - T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators.

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at 17:40 on December 19, 2014, EST.

BlackBerry says he'll never be as 'super-human' as investors want

WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry chief executive John Chen is frustrated by negative investor reaction to the smartphone company's latest quarterly results, which he says are within the parameters of the plan he has outlined for months.

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at 17:35 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Sony defends shelving of 'The Interview' after Obama criticism: 'We had no choice'

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release.

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