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Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats

Sony cancels 'The Interview' release amid terror hack threats
Jake Coyle, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of cancelling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."

Aussie leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

Australian leader says siege gunman was dropped off nation's security watch list years ago
Kristen Gelineau, The Associated Press

SYDNEY - A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday.

Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?

Authorities look for mental health clues in fight to stop 'lone wolf' attackers
Jill Lawless, The Associated Press

LONDON - A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas' capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate. An Al-Qaida-inspired assailant hacked an off-duty soldier to death in London.

Police said all three were terrorists and motivated by ideology. Authorities and family members said they may have been mentally ill. A growing body of research suggests they might well have been both.

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