The U.S. Says North Korea Ordered The Sony Hack. How Do We Respond?
The cyberattack successfully achieved its unusually public goals. The question, reporter David Sanger says, is how the United States can punish what already is the world's most-sanctioned nation.
Sony Cancels Theatrical Release Of 'The Interview'
Sony Pictures decided to cancel the release after several big theater chains opted to drop the movie from their line up. The Interview is a comedy centered on a plot to kill the leader of North Korea.
Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy
For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.
Fed: Interest Rates Could Rise As Early As May 2015
After a two-day meeting, Federal Reserve policymakers say they will be "patient" before starting to raise interest rates from historically low levels.
Major Movie Theater Chains Drop 'The Interview' After Threats
Audie Cornish talks with LA Times Hollywood Editor Joe Bel Bruno about the latest surrounding hacker threats to Sony and theaters showing the film, The Interview.
Studios Hope Holiday Family Movies Will Grab Slice Of Shrinking Box Office
So far Disney's Big Hero 6 is a winner and DreamWorks' Penguins of Madagascar is not. Studios look closely at opening weekend. In December, Night at the Museum 3 will compete with Annie, just before Into The Woods enters the race on Christmas Day.
We're Down To 5 Northern White Rhinos: Is It Too Late For Babies?
With the death of a northern white rhino in San Diego's zoo this week, researchers are working to see whether they can save the species. They'd better hurry — only five remain.
Sony Cancels Christmas Day Release Of 'The Interview' Amid Threats
The move follows the decision by major U.S. theater chains not to screen the comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.
Obama Expected To Impose New Sanctions On Russia
Aides say Obama will sign a bill authorizing new economic sanctions against Russia in retaliation for its ongoing interference in Ukraine. Russia's economy is reeling from earlier western sanctions.
Fed Officials May Be Closer To Raising Interest Rates
The Federal Reserve is expected to drop the phrase that says it will keep interest rates low for "a considerable time." Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution
Hacking Of Sony's Computers Creates Much Drama
Following a hack of computers, Sony canceled some press for The Interview, a film the hackers claim motivated them to commit their crimes. The fallout includes a class action lawsuit.
Ruble's Drop Has Implications For Global Economy
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been conspicuously silent since the ruble's plunge. Renee Montagne talks to Russian business journalist Kirill Belyaninov about why the ruble is in freefall.
Is Russia's Currency On Its Way To Collapse?
The Russian ruble hit new lows on Tuesday despite efforts by the country's central bank to stop the selling. The currency lost 11 percent of its value.
For Crop-Duster Pilots, Wind Towers Present Danger
Short, unlit towers are used to prospect for new wind farms. But the structures pose a threat to crop-duster pilots. Transportation officials are urging better markings and other safety improvements.
Senate OKs Judicial Nominees, Tax Extensions Before Republican Takeover
Lawmakers in the Senate approved an extension of tax breaks and confirmed 12 more judicial nominees, but a terrorism insurance bill didn't survive the night.