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FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

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Sony on shelving ‘The Interview': ‘We had no choice’

NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving “The Interview,” Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film’s Christmas Day theatrical release.

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2012 movie massacre hung over ‘Interview’ decision

In this July 21, 2012 file photo, three helicopters make a flyover of the Century Theater in Aurora, Colo., a day after twelve people were killed and dozens were injured in the attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "Dark Knight Rises." When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing “The Interview” earlier this week, the fate of the movie was all but sealed. Even though law enforcement didn’t deem the threats of violence credible, theater owners and Sony undoubtedly considered the 2012 massacre of a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater.   (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing “The Interview” earlier this week, the fate of the movie’s big-screen life was all but sealed.

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Rays promote Foley to bench coach

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tom Foley has been promoted to bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays, who have also added Rocco Baldelli and Charlie Montoyo to the staff of first-year manager Kevin Cash.

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Rio Mayor: 2016 Olympic spending transparent, open

Mayor Eduardo Paes talks to journalists on a bus during his tour of Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Rio will host the Olympic Games in 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Promising complete transparency, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said Friday that local organizers were “completely open” to financial audits of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.

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