Jan 15, 2015, 2:34 pm EDT
The United States is loosening its embargo on Cuba.
President Obama is following through on a number of policy changes announced Dec. 17 regarding the US embargo on Cuba.
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said the move helps put behind “out-of-date policies that were not working and puts in place a policy that helps promote political and economic freedom for the Cuban people.” Read
Jan 14, 2015, 4:44 pm EDT
A bartender with a grudge against John Boehner threatened to kill the House Speaker.
Michael Robert Hoyt was indicted Jan. 7 on charges for threatening to murder the Ohio congressman. He said he wanted to shoot Boehner or maybe put something in his drink back in October.
The 44-year-old bartender worked at an Ohio country club where the House Speaker was a member. Hoyt was fired from that job and blamed Boehner for it. Read
Dec 23, 2014, 2:45 pm EDT
A North Korea internet outage occurred on Monday and lasted for several hours.
The exact reason behind the North Korea internet outage is unknown, but some speculate that the country was the target of a cyber attack. The White House said it didn’t know anything about the attack and that questions should be sent to the North Korean government, reports Fox News.
Following the 10-hour North Korea internet outage on Monday, the country suffered from two smaller ones. One of these outages lasted for about half an hour. It’s expected that there will be more outages in the country in the coming days, USA Today notes. Read
Dec 18, 2014, 3:27 pm EDT
A United States official is claiming that North Korea was behind the Sony (SNE) Pictures hack.
According to the official, who can’t comment on the situation publicly, the attack didn’t comes from inside of North Korea, but they believe that it was set up by the country’s leaders. The official claims that a statement concerning the Sony Pictures hack should be released soon, reports USA Today.
The Sony pictures hack occurred on Nov. 24 and is believed to be connected to The Interview, which is a comedy about assassinating North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Following threats toward the film, Sony has decided to cancel showing it in theaters, USA Today notes. Read