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The casket of New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos arrives to his wake at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Hundreds of officers join the wife and sons of Officer Rafael Ramos.


2014-12-26 15:58:34 -0700

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on April 27, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) looking at a computerNorth Korea may be facing explosive hacking accusations, but analysts are questioning how an isolated, impoverished country with limited Internet access could wage cyber sabotage -- and many experts believe China plays a role. The US has accused Pyongyang of hacking Sony Pictures, which was intimidated into initially cancelling the comedy film "The Interview" that mocks North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, before deciding to release it online and in selected US cinemas on Christmas Day. While much of the focus has been on the so-called cyber warfare between Washington and Pyongyang -- especially after North Korea's Internet temporarily went down -- many analysts speculate China is a necessary partner in facilitating any attack by the North. "North Korea's cyber capacity relies on Chinese support in terms of both hardware and software," Willy Lam, a politics expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told AFP.


2014-12-26 10:46:53 -0700

Sarah Palin: President is clueless about energyThere's everyone from Sarah Palin to Seth Rogen to Hillary Clinton.


2014-12-26 01:02:35 -0700