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How Kim Jong Un became the target of ‘The Interview’

This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, from left, 1st AD Jonathan Watson, DP Brandon Trost, Evan Goldberg,  and Seth Rogen on the set of Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)

NEW YORK (AP) — A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about “The Interview,” the likelihood of trouble seemed remote.

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For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba.

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Hutchinson considering tax hike for sports arena

In this Friday March 22, 2013 file photo, Vincennes' Deshawn Delaney (33) takes the ball to the hoop over Northwest Florida's Elgin Cook (23) during the second half as Northwest Florida beat Vincennes 76-69 in the semifinal of the 2013 NJCAA Tournament at the Hutchinson Sports Arena in Hutchinson, Kan. Hutchinson residents may soon be able to vote on a sales tax proposal that would help fund a $29 million expansion of the city's 62-year-old sports arena. A committee of community leaders asked the City Council on Tuesday to put the tax increase up for a public vote in April. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Aaron Marineau, File)

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Hutchinson residents may soon be able to vote on a proposed sales tax that would help fund a $29 million expansion of the city’s 62-year-old sports arena.

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Blatter to AP: “Surprised” by Garcia resignation

FIFA president Sepp Blatter, right, and UEFA president Michel Platini talk before the semi final soccer match between Real Madrid and Cruz Azul at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter tells The Associated Press he is “surprised” by the resignation of Michael Garcia, the American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process.

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Sony under attack from hackers and ex-employees

In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, cars enter Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 released another round of data leaks, including ominous threats against the premiere of Sony Pictures' film "The Interview," in which the group references the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Threats of violence against movie theaters. Cancelled showings of “The Interview.” Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages.

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