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14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled …

Pakistan: Several Taliban killed Saturday following school massacre

Pakistani security forces said they killed several Taliban insurgents in and around Peshawar on Saturday, four days after Taliban gunmen massacred scores of children the northwestern city.<p>At least five militants, including a key commander, were killed Saturday in a battle between security forces …

Sony Hack: North Korea Demands Joint Probe With U.S.

The White House responded Saturday to North Korea’s denial that it carried out the cyberattack against Sony Pictures, saying the FBI stands by its conclusion that the reclusive country is behind the “destructive attack.”<p>“As the FBI made clear, we are confident the North Korean government is …

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U.S. repatriates 4 more Guantanamo detainees -- this time to Afghanistan

The U.S. government continues to shrink its ranks of Guantanamo Bay detainees, announcing Saturday that four more have been repatriated -- this time to Afghanistan.<p>The Defense Department identified them as Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and Mohammed Zahir. The U.S. Air Force C-17 carrying …

Yazidis get relief, reason to cheer as Kurds take key town from ISIS

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters claimed to take control Saturday of Sinjar, the northern Iraqi town that ISIS militants stormed this summer causing minority Yazidis to flee into nearby mountains and spawning a humanitarian crisis.<p>The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) said on Twitter that its …

2 New York police officers shot to death - CNN.com

New York Police Officer Rafael Ramos<p><b>New York (CNN)</b> -- Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver's seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side.<p>The two cops weren't at their usual precinct -- normally, the pair was assigned to downtown Brooklyn, but they were working a "critical response" detail in an …

A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US

HAVANA (AP) — Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, …