Obama says Sony hack not an act of war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism.

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Lawmaker calls for strong U.S. response to Sony hack, including sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman on Sunday called for a "very serious" U.S. reaction, including sanctions, to a North Korean cyber attack on Sony Pictures, saying it was not enough for the United States to restrict that country's cyber capability.

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Lawmaker says U.S. can make hard for North Korea to cyber attack again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman said on Sunday the United States has the capability to make it very hard for North Korea to launch another cyber attack but failed to respond quickly enough to the Sony Pictures breach.

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Obama does not consider Sony hack an act of war: CNN interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama does not consider the cyber attack on Sony Corp to be an act of war, he said in an interview, remarks apparently aimed at limiting U.S. anger over the incident which Washington blames on North Korea.

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Obama vows 'do everything I can' to close Guantanamo: CNN interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. president Barack Obama said in a TV interview set for broadcast on Sunday that he will do "everything I can" to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after four Afghan detainees held there were sent home.

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Obama says Putin presiding over economic contraction: CNN interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. president Barack Obama has rejected the charge that he has been outmaneuvered by Russian president Vladimir Putin, saying in a TV interview due for broadcast later on Sunday that Putin was presiding over "a huge economic contraction" due to the Ukraine crisis.

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CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A panel investigating the CIA's search of a computer network used by U.S. Senate staff will not recommend disciplining the agency officials involved in the incident, according to the New York Times.

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Obama signs nearly $578 billion defense bill for fiscal 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes U.S. training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at nearly $578 billion, including about $64 billion for wars abroad.

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Former Florida mayor sentenced to prison for secret consulting job

MIAMI (Reuters) - A south Florida mayor was sentenced to 22 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of corruption tied to his lobbying work for a secret consulting job while in office.

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Ex-NYC councilman loses bid for new corruption trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York City Councilman Larry Seabrook lost a bid for a new trial on Friday after a federal judge rejected his claim that his brother and aide were excluded from watching jury selection.

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Obama's year-end message to Americans: I'm not a lame duck

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If U.S. President Barack Obama is feeling the pain from a rough year at the office, he did a great job of covering it up on Friday.

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Women rule at Obama year-end press conference

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called it his "who's been naughty, and who's been nice" list: a checklist of reporters to call on during his traditional year-end news conference on Friday.

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