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Sony hackers: ask nicely and we'll offer mercy

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Sony hacking saga continues.

Texan crosses illegally into North Korea, denounces U.S. policies

An American who said he crossed illegally into North Korea gave an unusual press conference in the country on Sunday, where he denounced the U.S. political and economic systems.

Gunfire erupts in Sydney hostage crisis; suspect identified

The man who held hostages in a Sydney cafe for nearly 16 hours is Man Haron Monis, an official with direct knowledge of the situation said Monday.

Cheney has no regrets: 'I would do it again in a minute'

 A defiant former Vice President Dick Cheney stood by his defense of the extreme interrogation techniques used by the CIA on detainees in the wake

Despite discrepancies, Dorian Johnson consistent in accounts of Brown shooting

 Dorian Johnson, who was walking with Michael Brown before Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown in August, told remarkably similar stories in

5 said killed in shootings near Philadelphia

Five people are dead after shootings in three communities in a county near Philadelphia in what a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation says was a domestic dispute.

Cosby breaks his silence

Amid mounting allegations against him, Bill Cosby has broken his silence. Well, sort of.

Russia is buying weapons - a lot of them

Moscow is going on a huge shopping spree for weapons and military equipment.

Happy sequential birthday! Two babies born at 10:11 on 12/13/14

They won't be able to count for a few years, but when the time comes, they'll be able to practice using their unique birthdays.

2 of 3 escaped inmates back in custody in Alabama

Two of the three inmates who escaped from a rural Alabama jail over the weekend are now back in custody, but the third, a murder suspect, remains on the lam.