U.S. suspects North Korea had help martedý, 30 Dicembre 2014 - 02:10 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media U.S. investigators believe that North Korea likely hired hackers from outside the country to help with last month's massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures, an official close to the investigation said on Monday. As North Korea lacks the capability to conduct some elements of the sophisticated campaign by itself, the official said, U.S. investigators are looking at the possibility that Pyongyang "contracted out" some of the cyber work.
Reputed NY mobster gets $300,000 settlement for conviction martedý, 30 Dicembre 2014 - 10:01 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media A reputed New York mobster has won a $300,000 settlement after his conviction for a 1994 murder was overturned. The Daily News reports that Mario Fortunato's lawsuit was settled in the New York state Court of Claims on Dec. 19. Fortunato was convicted in federal court and later in state court in the 1994 murder of Tino Lombardi.
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China leader: More party control over colleges martedý, 30 Dicembre 2014 - 04:47 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media China's president has called for the Communist Party's leadership over the country's universities to be enhanced in a continuing tightening of ideological controls across a wide range of society. Xi Jinping said higher learning institutions should publicize Marxism, one of the theoretical foundations of the Party, and enhance ideological guidance, the official Xinhua News Agency reported late Monday.
Grimm to resign 'sooner rather than later' martedý, 30 Dicembre 2014 - 12:41 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Rep. Michael Grimm will resign "sooner rather than later," a source close to the congressman tells CNN, after he plead guilty to a felony tax evasion charge last week. The decision to resign marks a change of heart for the Staten Island Republican, who rejected calls to step down after he entered his guilty plea.
Wealthy Russians aren't buying U.S. homes anymore lunedý, 29 Dicembre 2014 - 08:38 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media With the price of oil tanking and the ruble getting pummeled, high-end real estate brokers in Manhattan, Miami and other major cities have been losing some of their best customers. Over the past few years, Russian buyers have been responsible for some of the flashiest purchases in New York, according to Gabby Warshawer, research director for CityRealty, a website specializing in New York City sales.
17 in hospital after deadly Texas high-rise fire lunedý, 29 Dicembre 2014 - 01:28 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Residents of the Wedgwood Senior Apartments wait in the cafeteria at Churchill High school after being taken there following a three-alarm fire at the apartments, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 in San Antoni... . Firefighters and emergency units respond to a fire at the Wedgwood Senior Apartments, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.
Funding sometimes lags for sex-trafficking victims lunedý, 29 Dicembre 2014 - 12:27 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Friedman is a women's programs manager for Breaking Free, a St. Paul based non-profit that helps... . In this Feb. 11, 2013 photo, Marquita Clardy, right, and her daughter, Lakeisha Lee, 24, sit in a room in the new Brittany's Place: The Safe and Sound Shelter in St. Paul, Minn.
AirAsia's brash CEO in spotlight after jet disappears lunedý, 29 Dicembre 2014 - 12:27 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media His airline empire began, Tony Fernandes likes to say, with the purchase of a bankrupt company for less than a dollar. Now, after years of growth that made him the king of Asian budget travel, the flamboyant Malaysian businessman is facing the horror of the disappearance of an AirAsia jet with 162 people on board.
Sony: PlayStation back online after 3-day outage lunedý, 29 Dicembre 2014 - 02:01 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media This March 8, 2012 file photo shows attendees walking past the Sony PlayStation PS Vita console on display in the Sony PlayStation booth at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas.
'Hobbit' battles 'Unbroken,' 'Into the Woods' to second box office win domenica, 28 Dicembre 2014 - 09:27 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media The last movie of Peter Jackson's three "Hobbit" films rode to a second consecutive win atop US and Canadian weekend box office charts, selling $41.4 million worth of tickets to triumph over new releases "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods." "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" grabbed another $13.1 million from Christmas day screenings for a combined four-day total through Sunday of $54.5 million and a domestic haul of $168.5 million since its Dec. 17 release, according to estimates from tracking firm Rentrak.
NYPD commissioner: Officers turning backs on mayor inappropriate domenica, 28 Dicembre 2014 - 01:18 PM - 3 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Police officers turn their backs as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the funeral of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos in the Glendale section of Queens, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in New York. Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street.
North Korea lambasts U.S. over 'The Interview' domenica, 28 Dicembre 2014 - 08:50 AM - 3 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media The North Korean government is fuming over the release of the "The Interview," claiming President Barack Obama forced the film into theaters and onto streaming video services. "U.S. President Obama is the chief culprit who forced the Sony Pictures Entertainment to 'indiscriminately distribute' the movie and took the lead in appeasing and blackmailing cinema houses and theatres in the U.S. mainland to distribute the movie," North Korea's National Defense Commission said Saturday, according to state-run media.