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Sony: Hollywood’s Most Subversive Studio Under Attack

Sony Pictures Entertainment has put out some of the most countercultural, anti-authoritarian movies of the past century. So why do people think …

Christie: Obama Cuba policy is 'awful idea'; President not assertive on Sony

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sharply criticized President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba, saying he did not get enough out of the deal. In a one-two punch, Christie also charged the President with not being assertive in the wake of the Sony Pictures hacking …

North Korea’s statement on the Sony hack is as hilariously insane as you’d expect

North Korea has never been shy about using over-the-top bombast to make its views known and you’ll be unsurprised to know that its official statement …

Why North Korea's economy can't live without China

The United States believes North Korea is behind the devastating Sony hack. But options for an adequate response seem limited and complex.<p>Not only is North Korea an isolated country, but the key factor complicating a response is its deep economic and diplomatic ties with China, the world's …

Ebola: UK doctors stage walkout in Sierra Leone over 'detrimental' effect of untested drug

A team of doctors and nurses in Sierra Leone have walked out of a medical centre in protest over the "detrimental" effects of an untested Ebola drug …

Can Ebola's Deadly Rampage in Africa Be Stopped in 2015?

It’s a dramatic picture — rows of empty white tents, the Ebola treatment units built just as the epidemic was waning in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. It looks so hopeful — maybe the international response is finally beginning to make a difference in an epidemic that’s sickened 19,000 people and …

Health Canada decision on abortion pill set for mid-January

Health Canada has set an internal deadline of mid-January to finally make a decision on the abortion pill, a drug that is already available in 60 countries but has been stuck in Canada's drug-approval pipeline for more than three years.<p>The pro-choice advocates and researchers who have been helping …

Women excised from public life, abused by IS

BEIRUT (AP) — The gunmen came to the all-girls' elementary school in the Iraqi city of Fallujah at midday with a special delivery: piles of long …

Letter From Mexico: A Country in Mourning

<b>As the search for the 42 missing students continues, Mexico’s deep-seated history of corruption and impunity is unearthed.</b><p>This past October, while savoring a fancy quinoa salad in one of Mexico City’s trendiest neighborhoods, I heard the news that Toño, the longtime doorman of a nearby building I’d …

The Best Medical Advice? It May Be To Stay Away From Dr. Oz's

Earlier this year Dr. Mehmet Oz defended himself in a Senate subcommittee hearing on potentially deceptive advertising for the weight loss and dietary supplements he routinely recommends on his show. When Oz said that green coffee extract is a “magic weight loss cure for every body type,” a …

Protesters return to New York, despite mayor's plea for pause

A protest against racism and police violence packed sidewalks in New York on Tuesday, despite calls from the city's mayor for a pause in demonstrations.<p>As they marched past shops on the city's storied Fifth Avenue, some protesters chanted "Hey-hey, ho-ho. These racist cops have got to go" and "How …

North Korea human rights ‘a living nightmare’

The United Nations Security Council has over-ruled objections from China and Russia and held a session about North Korea’s human rights record.<p>Monday’s council meeting came days after the UN General Assembly voted in favour of referring Pyongyang to the International Criminal Court to face charges …

Remembering Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was a great man, and a great American designer. Over five decades he made fashion that was elegant, based on the tools of the trade that he learned in Spain at Balenciaga, and in Paris, at Lanvin under Antonio Castillo. I also considered him one of my close, best friends. He truly …

How Your Pets See The World

Treat. Hydrant. Dog butt.<p>Do you ever wish you could see the world from the eyes of your chihuahua, or your kitty, or your mini-pig? You could try crawling around on all fours to get a sense of these animals’ perspectives–or, you could equip your pet with a PetCam, as photographer and animal lover …

The Secret To What Makes Vietnamese Cuisine So Good? It's All In The Herbs

There are many things to love about Vietnamese food. The noodle soups, which go way beyond the infamous pho, the Banh Mi sandwiches -- spicy filling enveloped by fluffy bread with crunchy crusts -- and the coffee -- strong, almost chocolatey in flavor and always served on top of a thick layer of …

Singapore Named Lonely Planet's Top Country To Visit In 2015

Singapore has clinched the number one spot on Lonely Planet’s list of the top 10 countries to visit in 2015.<p>Praised for its multicultural diversity and wide range of attractions, the southeast Asian island nation -- which celebrates its Golden Jubilee next year -- beat out Namibia, Lithuania, …

The 9 Best Fall Moisturizers. Period.

Alright, people -- let's all commit to a fall without dry skin battles. However, knowing which moisturizers work best to alleviate dullness, redness and itchiness without exacerbating these common cold-weather skin problems can be tricky.<p>Slathering heavy lotions onto your face and body seem like a …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know for Tuesday.<p><b>1. The CEO of the French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash in Moscow.</b> He was 63.<p><b>2. Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died at the age of 82 after battling cancer.</b><p><b>3. Turkey said it would facilitate the</b> …

'You lie,' American yells in Qatari court after being accused of starving child

An American held in Qatar in the death of his adopted daughter stood up and yelled, "You lie! You lie!" after a Qatari prosecutor told a court that Matthew Huang and his wife, Grace, had let their daughter starve to death.<p>"This court is a sham," Matthew Huang said after the rare dramatic outburst, …

Government prosecutes alleged scientific fraud on AIDS research

<b>Ames, Iowa (CNN) —</b> If government prosecutors are right, a former top researcher at Iowa State University is guilty of brazen scientific fraud-actions which a criminal complaint says have cost taxpayers nearly $15 million.<p>Federal prosecutors accuse Korean-born researcher Dr. Dong Pyou-Han of …

Indiana man could be serial killer, cases could go back decades

<b>(CNN) —</b> The investigation of a man suspected in the deaths of at least seven women in northwest Indiana could expand to other states and stretch back decades, authorities said.<p>The Indiana-born Darren Deon Vann is a convicted sex offender from Austin, Texas, police said.<p>Vann attacked a 25-year-old …

An American Warden Visited A Norwegian Prison, And He Couldn't Believe What He Saw

Retired superintendent James Conway is a 38-year veteran of the Attica Correctional Facility in New York. He spent none of that time pitying his inmates.<p>"It was your actions that put yourself here," he said, referring to the prisoners. "Who cares how they feel?"<p>Well, Conway experienced quite a …

After A Month Of Silence, We Finally Know What Happened To Emory's 3rd Ebola Patient

When Dr. Kent Brantly and another American healthcare worker, Nancy Writebol, contracted Ebola in Liberia and were evacuated to Emory University Hospital for treatment, Americans watched closely and celebrated their eventual release.<p>But when a third Ebola patient — a World Health Organization …

Colorado Health Officials Want To Ban Almost All Recreational Marijuana Edibles

Health officials in Colorado are calling for what is nearly a full ban on retail marijuana edibles in the state, just 10 months after the first recreational sales of marijuana began.<p>The Associated Press' Kristen Wyatt first reported Monday on the Colorado Department of Health and Environment's …

New Michael Brown details just one piece of probe, law enforcement official says

Blood from Michael Brown that was found on the uniform and in the police car of Officer Darren Wilson appears to back the officer's version of events, but still leaves questions unanswered, law enforcement sources told CNN.<p>Those sources corroborated to CNN details first reported by The New York …

Kidnapped girls to go free? Boko Haram won't confirm - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Will they really finally go free?<p>The Nigerian government says that more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are to be released as early as Monday, after it signed a ceasefire agreement with the Islamists.<p>People around the world are hoping the girls will be set free, but there …

How Nigeria Stopped Ebola "Dead In Its Tracks"

Finally, some good news to report on the Ebola front: Nigeria and Senegal are now completely free of the disease. Here's how they contained the …

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Obama Should Appoint a Surgeon General Right Now

Congress is in recess. The American public is freaking out about Ebola. Sen. John McCain is leading a growing cadre of Republicans calling for an "Ebola czar."<p>So what's wrong with this picture? CBS News got it right when it wrote, "As calls for Ebola 'czar' grow, where's the surgeon general?"<p>The …

Game Developer Brianna Wu Flees Home After Death Threats

Threats have once again forced a game developer to flee her home.<p>On Friday night, game developer Brianna Wu left her home and filed a police report after receiving tweets that included threats on her life and contained her home address, Kotaku reports.<p>Wu, the Head of Development at Giant Spacekat …