The hack against Sony and a threat against theaters intensify calls for tougher U.S. steps.
8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia
SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.
'Colbert Report' gets star-studded sendoff
Even though it was the last-ever edition of The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert seemed determined to treat Thursday night's farewell like any ordinary episode.
Lawyers for two friends of accused Boston bombers due in court
BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for two friends of the accused Boston Marathon bombers are due in court on Friday for separate hearings as the city braces for the January start of a trial focused on the attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. Attorneys for Khairullozhon Matanov, a cab driver from Kyrgyzstan who was charged with lying to investigators by downplaying his relationship with the accused bombers after calling police to offer information on them, are expected to ask a judge to crack down on leaks about their client from law-enforcement sources. ...
White House releases snapshot of plan to rate U.S. colleges
By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday released a draft of its plan to rate U.S. colleges and tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to pull up their socks. The U.S. Education Department will rate institutions on their performance, intake of low-income students, completion rates, affordability, employment prospects and student loan repayment rates. ...
In North Dakota, countdown looms for $5.3 billion oil tax break
By Ernest Scheyder BISMARCK, N.D. (Reuters) - Tumbling U.S. oil markets hit an important if obscure milestone on Thursday, closing for the first time at a price that could trigger a $5.3 billion, two-year tax break for North Dakota oil drillers as soon as next summer. Under a decades-old law, the state at the heart of the U.S. shale oil boom would waive its 6.5 percent oil extraction tax once the average monthly price of benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude at Cushing, Oklahoma, falls below a certain threshold for five consecutive months. For next year, that price is $55.08 per ...
John Mellencamp @ Louisville Palace Friday, Jan 23
Fleetwood Mac @ KFC Yum Center Tues Feb 17
Nickelback @ KFC YUM CENTER Wednesday, Feb 25
Meghan Trainor @ Mercury Ballroom Sunday, March 1
Maroon 5 & Magic! @ KFC Yum Center Saturday, March 14