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Staples hack exposes 1.2 million credit cards

After a two-month wait, Staples on Friday evening announced hackers broke into its computers and stole data on 1.16 million shoppers' credit cards and debit cards.

Mother arrested after 8 children found dead in Australia, police say

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Holiday lights so bright you can see them from space

 (CNN) -- Those lights you put up for the holidays don't just brighten your neighborhood -- they are providing NASA with new data about how cities illuminate the night.

Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Friday said that Sony Pictures made a mistake in canceling the release of a movie after a cyberattack from North Korean-backed hackers.

'An unspeakable crime' -- 8 children found dead at home in Australia

 Eight children, the youngest of them only 18 months old, have been found dead at a suburban home in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns in a case that the country's Prime Minister has called "an unspeakable crime."

Gruesome discovery: Small bodies inside abandoned storage locker

When Regina Zimmer bid $40 on an abandoned storage unit in Colfax, California, near Sacramento, all she did before the purchase was look at the unit from the outside and hope to find something valuable.

FBI: North Korea responsible for Sony hack

 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- North Korea is officially responsible for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the FBI announced Friday.

McCain to hold cybersecurity hearing after Sony attack

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. John McCain, the incoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will hold a hearing into the cyber attack on Sony Pictures in the first two weeks of the next Congress.

Atheists release own version of Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?