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Qatar rebrands UK racing festival with sponsorship

LONDON (AP) — Qatar is increasing its influence in British horse racing with a sponsorship deal that sees the showpiece Glorious Goodwood festival name taken over by the oil-and-gas rich Gulf nation.

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US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. 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. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an “act of cybervandalism,” not one of war, against a movie company.

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India’s Arjun Atwal wins Dubai Open

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — India’s Arjun Atwal won the Asian Tour’s season-ending Dubai Open on Sunday, rallying on the final hole to beat 19-year-old South Korean player Wang Jeung-hun by a stroke.

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4 tied for lead in Dubai Open

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South Africa’s Jbe Kruger had a hole-in-one and shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday for a share of the third-round lead in the Asian Tour’s season-ending Dubai Open.

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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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