WASHINGTON — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren’t paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials. Continue reading
Sony Pictures cancelled their planned Dec. 25 release of the film “The Interview” Wednesday, after four major theaters — AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Carmike — pulled screenings following threats of attacks on movie-goers and theaters that showed the film.
Dozens of American police departments have adopted the use of body cameras for officers to record interactions while they’re on the street, and President Obama has called for $75 million to purchase more. Hari Sreenivasan reports from New Jersey on whether this tool can lead to improvements in policing. Continue reading
Alan Gross emerged Wednesday from five years of captivity in Cuba praising the Cuban people and offering a lesson he said he learned: Freedom is not free. Continue reading
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the U.S. is making historic changes in its dealings with Cuba, because decades of U.S. isolation of the communist nation have had little effect. Continue reading
In some communities, the long-tense relationships between law enforcement and minorities are suddenly very public and very hard to ignore. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports from Oakland on efforts to improve relations, using research from Stanford University on the deep and often hidden biases on race and inequality. Continue reading
After 25 years of doughnuts, D’ohs and drunken nights at Moe’s, Homer Simpson is just as charming as ever. As are Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. So to celebrate the first quarter century of “The Simpsons,” we asked the die-hard fans on staff to contribute the most memorable and hilarious quotes from some of their favorite episodes. Continue reading
Two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School — and for the first time in more than 20 years — a majority of Americans support gun rights over gun control. Judy Woodruff talks to Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center and Joseph de Avila of The Wall Street Journal about shifting U.S. opinions on guns and safety. Continue reading