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  • Was Sony hack attack a practice run? Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:08 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, Dec. 4, 2014.

    The hacking attack on Sony may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyberarmy to try to cripple telecoms and energy grids.

  • Boston Uber driver faces rape, kidnapping charges Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    Ride-sharing company Uber faces a rape allegation from a female customer, this time in Boston.

  • 'Dark web' market for illegal guns and drugs grows Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    It's referred to as the "Wild West" of the Internet: Underground websites that sell illegal drugs, guns and stolen credit cards.

  • Avon Products settles bribery charges for $135M Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    Avon will pay $135 million to settle charges after its China unit pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act with bribes.

  • Will body cameras help police keep the peace? Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    A police body camera on an officer of the New York City Police Department.

    Police departments are increasingly turning to body cameras to build trust and provide accountability for officers. But does it work?

  • New tech, cops put wheelmen out of work Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    Car theft has plunged 58 percent since its all-time high, according to new FBI data.

  • New Avon motto: Ding-dong, plea deal calling Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    Beauty and cosmetics company Avon will be in a criminal court hearing this week in Manhattan.

  • Big business of body cameras  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how behavior of police and people have changed since some cops have begun to use body cameras.

  • Arrests made in 2012 meningitis outbreak Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Federal authorities arrested 14 people related to a Massachusetts pharmacy connected to a deadly 2012 outbreak of fungal meningitis.

  • Sydney mayor: 'Siege won't change us'  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    Clover Moore, Mayor of Sydney, tells CNBC's Matthew Taylor that the honoring of hostages killed in the siege is "consoling" and Sydney remains as a "tolerant and inclusive" city after the tragedy.

  • Australian police could have done better: Expert  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:33 PM ET

    Ameer Ali, Former President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, outlines what the Australian police have fallen short in doing while resolving the hostage incident in Sydney.

  • After the Sydney hostage crisis, the hashtag "I'll ride with you" started trending overnight, aimed at spreading a message of tolerance across the country.

  • Keith Suter, Foreign Affairs Editor at Channel 7, describes the gunman as a "lone activist with an appalling criminal record" and the hostage incident shouldn't be linked to Australia's war on terror.

  • Should the world be alarmed by Sydney's siege?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    Angel Rabasa, Senior Political Scientist at RAND, says Australia's hostage incident can occur in any country and the world is facing the greatest jihadist threat since 9/11.

  • Sydney siege: What could have prevented it?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    Terrorism acts are evolving into small-scale activities and western democratic societies face "significant limitations" in stopping them, says Levi West, Lecturer, Terrorism and National Security at Charles Sturt University.

  • Sydney siege ends after shootout; three dead  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    The lone gunman was among the three killed after police stormed a cafe to end the 16-hour siege in Sydney. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports from Martin Place.

  • Sydney siege: Understanding lone wolf terrorism  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    Anthony Roman, Founder & CEO at Roman & Associates, describes the hostage taker in Australia's cafe siege as a "lone wolf threat", which is the most difficult type of threat to guard against.

  • An unforgeable passport? Dutch say they've made it Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:05 PM ET
    International travelers wait to have their passports checked at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

    A new method uses quantum physics to make ID cards, passports or any other document impossible to forge, researchers say.

  • Australians take to Twitter to support Muslims Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 2:29 PM ET
    People run with there hands up from the Lindt Cafe, Martin Place during a hostage standoff on December 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Police stormed the Sydney cafe as a gunman has been holding hostages.

    Australians offered to travel with Muslim Australians who feared they might be targeted because of their religious affiliations.

  • Sydney siege: Assessing the danger  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    Former NYPD commissioner Howard Safir weighs in on the hostage situation and police strategy in Sydney, Australia.

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American Greed

  • A former Army intelligence officer known as "Mr. X" stole millions through a fake veteran's charity and eluded authorities by using an array of false identities. No one figured out who he really was or where he came from until he made one misstep ...

  • When reporter Jeff Testerman visits the home of retired navy commander Bobby Thompson, he finds quarters unfit for an officer.

  • Investigators follow a trail of stolen identities with plenty of twists and turns in the case of fugitive Bobby Thompson, a self-proclaimed retired navy lieutenant commander with a background in intelligence. His fingerprints are nowhere to be found in the United States, Canada or through Interpol.