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December 19th, 2014
08:59 PM ET

Hackers sell attacks on the "dark web"

While it may appear complicated, you may be surprised to learn jut how easy and affordable online espionage has become.
CNNMoney's Laurie Segall is OutFront with the story.


Filed under: Cyber Security • News • North Korea • Sony Hack
December 19th, 2014
08:49 PM ET

Streak of air scares rattle passengers ahead of the busiest holiday travel season on record

Americans are taking to the skies in record numbers this holiday season.

But if this past week is any indication, some of them could be in for a very bumpy ride.

On Tuesday, severe turbulence hit an American Airlines flight from South Korea to Dallas, terrifying, and even injuring some passengers, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

Other frightening problems ranged from engine trouble to very unruly passengers.

Rene Marsh is OutFront.


Filed under: Aviation Industry • News
December 19th, 2014
08:36 PM ET

Obama calls on only women during press conference

(CNN) - President Barack Obama took eight questions during his Friday press conference — and all of them from women journalists.

It was an unusual and deliberate move, considering the White House press corps has been historically dominated by men. Indeed, the first woman to cover the president, United Press International journalist Helen Thomas, didn't join their ranks until 1960.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the White house realized it had an opportunity to highlight the number of women who cover the White House as it compiled the list of reporters for Obama to call on.

"The fact is, there are many women from a variety of news organizations who day-in and day-out do the hard work of covering the President of the United States," Earnest said.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Media • News • Politics
December 19th, 2014
05:34 PM ET

Dog runs for the first time thanks to a special printer

A disabled dog gets a new lease on life thanks to a 3-D printer. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story.


Filed under: Animals • Jeanne Moos • News
December 17th, 2014
10:17 PM ET

American Alan Gross freed from Cuba in historic deal

After 5 years in a Cuban prison, American Alan Gross is now free.

President Barack Obama's administration had secured Gross's release as part of a sweeping deal to thaw the decades-old diplomatic freeze with Cuba.

Gross was an American government contractor when he was sentenced to 15 years in a Cuban prison, charged with spying.

In exchange for Gross, the U.S. returned 3 Cuban spies imprisoned since 2001. The deal also included the return of a U.S. intelligence agent imprisoned in Cuba for nearly 20 years. Cuba also agreed to release 53 Cubans identified as political prisoners.

This deal to free Gross was negotiated in secret over the past 18 months. But was it a good or bad deal?

CNN's Erin Burnett has more.


Filed under: Alan Gross • Cuba • News • U.S.-Cuba relations
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