The White House won't confirm North Korea is behind the attack, citing an ongoing investigation. Nevertheless, it is mulling over its options.
In a year-end news conference, the Russian President said the worst-case scenario for his country's economy would involve two more years of unease.
President Obama's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba does not lift the trade embargo. That jurisdiction belongs to Congress, but do the upcoming changes all but undermine the embargo?
John Pistole is leaving the Transportation Security Administration after 4 and a half years as its chief. He will become president of a Christian university in Indiana.
U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation states typically make covert attacks.
The cyberattack successfully achieved its unusually public goals. The question, reporter David Sanger says, is how the United States can punish what already is the world's most-sanctioned nation.
Sony Pictures decided to cancel the release after several big theater chains opted to drop the movie from their line up. The Interview is a comedy centered on a plot to kill the leader of North Korea.
For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.
After a two-day meeting, Federal Reserve policymakers say they will be "patient" before starting to raise interest rates from historically low levels.
Audie Cornish talks with LA Times Hollywood Editor Joe Bel Bruno about the latest surrounding hacker threats to Sony and theaters showing the film, The Interview.
So far Disney's Big Hero 6 is a winner and DreamWorks' Penguins of Madagascar is not. Studios look closely at opening weekend. In December, Night at the Museum 3 will compete with Annie, just before Into The Woods enters the race on Christmas Day.
With the death of a Northern White Rhino in San Diego's zoo this week, researchers are working to see if they can save the species. They'd better hurry — only five remain.
News reports say Regal, AMC, Cinemark, Carmike and Cineplex will not screen the comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. The decision deals a blow to the film, which cost $44 million to make.
Aides say Obama will sign a bill authorizing new economic sanctions against Russia in retaliation for its ongoing interference in Ukraine. Russia's economy is reeling from earlier western sanctions.
The Federal Reserve is expected to drop the phrase that says it will keep interest rates low for "a considerable time." Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution
Following a hack of computers, Sony canceled some press for The Interview, a film the hackers claim motivated them to commit their crimes. The fallout includes a class action lawsuit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been conspicuously silent since the ruble's plunge. Renee Montagne talks to Russian business journalist Kirill Belyaninov about why the ruble is in freefall.
The Russian ruble hit new lows on Tuesday despite efforts by the country's central bank to stop the selling. The currency lost 11 percent of its value.
Short, unlit towers are used to prospect for new wind farms. But the structures pose a threat to crop duster pilots. Transportation officials are urging better markings and other safety improvements.
Lawmakers in the Senate approved an extension of tax breaks and confirmed 12 more judicial nominees, but a terrorism insurance bill didn't survive the night.