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"The Interview" is a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, and its plot concerns an attempt on the life of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. (Courtesy of Columbia Pictures)

Source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

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December 18, 2014

NEW YORK — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth...

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 U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the killing of a transgender person, is escorted to a detention facility in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, on Oct. 22, 2014. The Philippines asked the U.S. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, for formal custody of Pemberton.    AP

Philippines seeks custody of US Marine in transgender woman's murder case

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December 17, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government asked Washington on Tuesday to turn over custody of a U.S. Marine charged with the murder of a Filipino transgender woman in a looming irritant between the allies.

The Department of Foreign...

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Despite claims that service is improving, defense transportation officials have declined to say how many privately owned military vehicle shipments remain severely delayed, and customers claim deep problems with deliveries persist. (U.S. Army)

Car shipper's dispute over $3.63 million debt means troops' cars stranded in Houston

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December 18, 2014

A hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in a Georgia courthouse could decide if federal contractor International Auto Logistics LLC will be able carry out its nearly $1 billion contract with the U.S. Transportation Command, based at Scott Air...

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 The destroyer USS McCampbell sails in front of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Takanami during a western Pacific Ocean exercise in March.    Courtesy of Chris Cavagnaro/U.S. Navy

Japan-US defense revisions postponed

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December 17, 2014

TOKYO — Japan and the United States have decided to delay revising the Guidelines for Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation, which the two countries had earlier agreed to do by the end of this year, it was learned Tuesday.

According to Japanese...

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