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  • Lincoln Airport exec says morning crush has eased Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— The morning rush at Lincoln's airport has eased, thanks to efforts by airport officials to get the recent crush of morning passengers through ticket and security gates. Airport officials have worked with Delta Air Lines and the Transportation Security Agency to solve problems that began when another flight to Atlanta was added to the airport's...

  • Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview' Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    Hundreds of theaters Thursday, from The Edge 8 in Greenville, Alabama, to Michael Moore's Bijou by the Bay in Traverse City, Michigan, made special holiday arrangements for the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. But with President Obama among others criticizing the decision, Sony officials changed...

  • Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 12:57 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Its Christmas Day release was canceled by Sony after threats of violence by hackers linked to North Korea. Sony released "The Interview" Wednesday on a variety of digital platforms— Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website.

  • Firm recalls caramel apples amid listeria fears Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:51 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential that they could be contaminated with listeria. Happy Apple Co. of Washington, Missouri, said in a statement Wednesday that one of the apple suppliers to its California facility reported that there may be a connection between the listeria outbreak and the...

  • Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesday— an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "It has always been Sony's intention to have a national...

  • ATLANTA— CDC says lab technician in Atlanta may have accidently been exposed to Ebola virus.

  • 2 shot in movie theater in Midtown Atlanta Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Atlanta police are investigating a shooting inside a movie theater in the city's Midtown neighborhood that left two people hospitalized in stable condition. Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee said in an email that a group of people were attending a movie release party at the Midtown Art Cinema Tuesday night and an argument led to gunfire.

  • Severe storms slam the South, killing at least 4 Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 4:52 AM ET

    Phil Bryant said at a Wednesday news conference in Columbia, about 80 miles southeast of the state capital of Jackson. Bryant, who toured the stricken area by helicopter and by vehicle before the news conference, said state emergency officials believe the destruction was caused by a tornado, although the National Weather Service in Jackson has not confirmed...

  • Auto industry acts globally _ except on recalls Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    Six years ago, Honda began recalling driver's side air bags in the U.S. The air bags, made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp. at a now-shuttered plant in Georgia, can inflate with too much force, spewing shrapnel into the vehicle. But it wasn't until November of this year— after the death of a driver in Malaysia— that Honda recalled driver's side air bags in small cars...

  • Sony tries to save face with 'Interview' flip-flop Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 1:13 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Sony's flip-flop on releasing "The Interview" shows the studio is working furiously to try to chart the right course through political and public-opinion minefields. Although analysts don't believe the decision will have any effect on Sony's image, it will at least give the movie-going public a chance to vote with their wallets and send North Korea a...

  • Travel headaches for some into Christmas Day Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 12:36 AM ET

    CHICAGO— A mix of Gulf Coast thunderstorms expected to travel north, predicted snowfall in the Great Lakes and blustery conditions in the nation's midsection threatened Tuesday to tangle holiday travel plans nationwide. While snow fell in some Midwestern states— nearly 2 feet in South Dakota's Black Hills— a strong storm system expected to drop rain along the...

  • Shortly thereafter, the White House praised Sony's about-face, which the studio said would result in "a limited theatrical release" on Christmas Day of the film, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco and is about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. "The decision made by Sony and participating theaters allows people to make their own...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Dec 23- Sony Pictures cleared the way on Tuesday for release of "The Interview" in some U.S. theaters on Christmas Day, less than a week after pulling the movie following a devastating cyberattack that has been blamed on North Korea. Sony Pictures Chief Executive Michael Lynton said there would be "a limited theatrical release" in the United...

  • Rogen, Franco, others react to 'The Interview' release Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Celebrities and others react to Sony's announcement Tuesday that it will release Seth Rogen and James Franco's embattled North Korean satire, "The Interview," in some theaters on Christmas:. SONY to release THE INTERVIEW in theaters on XMAS DAY! — "The president applauds Sony's decision to authorize screenings of the film.

  • Dec 23- Coca-Cola Co plans to cut 1,000-2,000 jobs globally in the coming weeks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The impact is expected to be significant at Coke's headquarters in Atlanta and global regional offices, where more than 10 percent of corporate staff could lose their jobs, according to the report.

  • He said Sony also is continuing its efforts to release the film on more platforms and in more theaters. For Sony, the decision was the culmination of a gradual about-face: After initially saying it had no plans to release the movie, the company began softening its position after it was broadly criticized. Sony officials aren't commenting on whether the film will...

  • Prosecutor: Guns were smuggled aboard US airliners Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A brazen scheme in which guns— even an AK-47 rifle— were taken onto passenger jets for years in carry-on luggage was described by a Brooklyn prosecutor Tuesday as a terrorism threat that should cause the airline industry to end the practice of letting some workers enter airports without security screening. Thompson's comment came as he described a...

  • FDA going after sellers of pure caffeine powder Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 3:04 AM ET

    The FDA warned consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine this summer after the death of an Ohio teen. Since the FDA doesn't have the legal authority to just pull such a substance off the shelves, the agency is in the process of building a legal case against those who are marketing it in bulk in an attempt to persuade them to stop. Michael Taylor, FDA's deputy...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 23- Some major U.S. airlines including Delta and Southwest are rushing to finance losing bets on oil and revamp fuel hedges as tumbling crude prices leave them with billions of dollars in losses, according to people familiar with the hedging schemes. But now, carriers such as Delta Air Lines and even Southwest Airlines, known for a successful hedging...

  • *Gilead falls as Express Scripts picks AbbVie treatment. *Dow boosted by gains at Intel, IBM; Dow, S&P end at record. Intel Corp rose 2.3 percent to $37.21, providing the biggest boost to the Dow, while IBM rose 1.8 percent to $161.44 and Cisco Systems rose 1.6 percent to $28.22.