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'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Movie Review

Talk about beating a dead orc. In dutifully completing his prequel trilogy to his three-part <i>Lord of the Rings</i> triumph, director Peter Jackson has …

Movies

Police departments on alert after cop killings

Mike Myers brought back Dr. Evil on 'Saturday Night Live'

Mike Myers made a surprise return to <i>Saturday Night Live</i> this weekend to play Dr. Evil — and to interrupt Sam Smith’s Christmas special.<p>The episode …

Amid climate change, what's more important: Protecting money or people?

At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter how fast we ultimately act to limit it. They now …

America the vulnerable?

<i>Editor's note: Senator John McCain is a Republican representing Arizona.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- On perhaps this year's most compelling drama, the credits have yet to roll. Many have described that drama -- a story, apparently directed by North Korea, of Sony Pictures being hacked in retribution for a movie our …

The Police Aren’t Under Attack. Institutionalized Racism Is.

John Minchillo—AP<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>John Taggart—EPA<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>Paul Martinka—Polaris<p>Seth Wenig—AP<p>Mark Lennihan—AP<p>Carlo …

Law Enforcement

Hollywood's fickle friend

Obama rebukes Sony, but the industry loves him anyway.<p>LOS ANGELES — For most of the past decade, Hollywood has loved Barack Obama, opening its hearts, homes and wallets to him since his days as a candidate for the Senate from Illinois. And Obama has loved Hollywood back — not so much. No Lincoln …

Obama: North Korea's hack not war, but 'cybervandalism'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama says he doesn't consider North Korea's hack of Sony Pictures "an act of war."<p>"It was an act of cybervandalism," Obama said in an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley that aired Sunday on "State of the Union."<p>Obama said that the United States is going review …

North Korea denies Sony hack but warns U.S.: Worse is coming

North Korea is accusing the U.S. government of being behind the making of the movie "The Interview."<p>And, in a dispatch on state media, the totalitarian regime warned the United States that its "citadels" will be attacked, dwarfing the hacking attack on Sony that led to the cancellation of the …