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US Transfers Five Gitmo Detainees to Kazakhstan

US Transfers Five Gitmo Detainees to Kazakhstan Benjamin Haas/Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Five prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay have been transferred to Kazakhstan, the Department of Defense announced overnight.The detainees include Asim Thabit Abdullah Al-Khalaqi, Muhammad Ali Husayn Khanayna, Sabri Muhammad Ibrahim Al Qurashi, Adel Al-Hakeemy, and Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Lufti."As directed by the president's Jan. 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of this case. As a result of that review, which examined a number of factors, including security issues, these men were unanimously approved for transfer by the six departments and agencies comprising the task force," the DOD said in a statement late Tuesday.The agency said the U.S. coordinated with Kazakhstan to ensure the transfers "took place consistent with appropriate security and humane treatment measures."As of Wednesday, 127 detainees remain at Guantanamo Bay. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Report: Bowing to Royal Pressure, BBC Postpones Program About Prince Charles’ PR Post-Diana’s Death

Report: Bowing to Royal Pressure, BBC Postpones Program About Prince Charles’ PR Post-Diana’s Death Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(LONDON) — Just days ahead of its scheduled Jan. 4 debut, BBC2 is postponing a documentary about the PR moves reportedly made by Prince Charles' camp following the 1997 death of Princess Diana.While the broadcaster admitted to having legal clearance issues for archival footage used in Reinventing the Royals, British television and radio listings magazine Radio Times reports pressure from lawyers representing Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, prompted the decision.Reinventing the Royals reportedly revealed a spin campaign launched by the Prince of Wales to boost his image and that of his relationship with his now-wife Camilla Parker Bowles, following his ex-wife Diana's fatal car accident.The Radio Times claims Charles' "spin doctor" Mark Bolland headed up the effort dubbed "Operation Mrs. PB," and that the campaign also played upon the public's affinity for Charles' princely sons, Harry and William.    Officially, the network didn't address a letter it received from the attorneys, saying only it would delay the airing until later in 2015, "while a number of issues including the use of archive footage are resolved." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Beyoncé and Jay Z Reportedly Spending the Holidays at $25K-a-Night Thai Resort

Beyoncé and Jay Z Reportedly Spending the Holidays at $25K-a-Night Thai Resort James Devaney/GC Images(NEW YORK) — Beyoncé and Jay Z's December has included rides on snowmobiles in Iceland and building sandcastles on the beaches of Thailand.After celebrating the hip-hop mogul's 45th birthday in Iceland earlier this month, the couple jetted to Phuket, Thailand, for the Christmas holiday.A source tells the New York Post the couple and their daughter Blue Ivy are staying at a $25,000-a-night villa at the Amanpuri resort. The villa comes with a private chef, butler and ’round-the-clock maids.The source says Jay and Bey have been “making sandcastles on the beach" with their daughter, and Hova has also been seen riding a motorcycle.The Post says the posh resort's previous guests have included Prince William. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Chris Rock Divorce May Be Getting Nasty

Chris Rock Divorce May Be Getting Nasty Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Chris Rock's divorce from his wife of nearly 19 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, could get messy.In his divorce filing with the Superior Court of New Jersey, the 49-year-old comedian claims that his soon-to-be ex-wife has kept their daughters, Lola, 12, and Zahra, 10, away from him.According to the documents posted online by E! News, Rock states that "[Compton-Rock] has repeatedly refused to permit [Rock] normal and usual access to the children, and has acted in a manner detrimental to the children's best interests."Compton-Rock, 45, contested Rock's claim in a statement to People magazine."Malaak is saddened and disappointed that Chris has accused her of keeping their children from him, which he knows is untrue and can be so easily disproved," her attorney David Aronson said in the statement. "We all know Chris leads a very busy public life while Malaak and their children definitely do not. She hopes the privacy of their children is still as important to Chris as it is to her and that it will be respected. They will always be the main focus of her life."A rep for Rock did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.Rock, who is asking for joint and equal physical and legal custody, states in the divorce papers that he "is now and always has been a fully involved and participating parent in all aspects of the lives of these children."He also says that the couple has been separated at least six months, though news of their split came Monday."Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak," the Top Five star's lawyer, Robert Cohen, told ABC News. "This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family."In his divorce papers filed on Dec. 23, Rock cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for divorce.He also states that the couple had a premarital agreement put in place when they married in November 1996, but that it has since expired due to a sunset provision.Rock has requested equitable distribution of property, minus property that is exempt.He adds that Compton-Rock "has the ability to work and contribute to her own support, as well as the support and other financial needs of the children." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Abortion She Had as Teen

Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Abortion She Had as Teen Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Nicki Minaj said one of her goals with her new album The Pinkprint was to give her fans a look into her personal life.In fact, the "Anaconda" rapper, 32, even refers to an abortion she had as a teen in the album and is now opening up to Rolling Stone magazine about the haunting experience."I thought I was going to die," she told the magazine of when she found out she was pregnant while in high school in Queens, New York. "I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I'd ever gone through."She called it something that has "haunted me all my life" and added, "It'd be contradictory if I said I wasn't pro-choice. I wasn't ready. I didn't have anything to offer a child."Minaj has kept her private life under wraps until now, but said "I decided there's no reason for me to hide. I'm a vulnerable woman, and I'm proud of that."In fact after a recent breakup, Minaj says, "I had to learn to do something as simple as sleep alone."The latest issue of Rolling Stone hits newsstands this Friday. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Angelina Jolie Shares Her Idea of ‘Beautiful’ Faith

Angelina Jolie Shares Her Idea of ‘Beautiful’ Faith ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Angelina Jolie doesn't know what to call it, but admits she believes there is something greater out there."I don't know if there's a name for that -- religion or faith -- just that there's something greater than all of us, and it's uniting and beautiful," she told People magazine when talking about her new film Unbroken.The movie was inspired by the late Louis Zamperini, a World War II vet, who died at 97 earlier this year and really touched Jolie's life.The actress, 39, shared with the magazine what he taught her while filming her inspirational movie. "When there is an obstacle, you have to rise to the challenge, not be overwhelmed by it," Jolie said.She continued, "And we're not alone in the world." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

5-Day-Old Baby Gorilla Debuts at San Diego Zoo Cradled in Mom’s Arms

5-Day-Old Baby Gorilla Debuts at San Diego Zoo Cradled in Mom’s Arms San Diego Zoo(SAN DIEGO) — A late Christmas present arrived at the San Diego Zoo on Dec. 26.A 5-day-old baby gorilla made his public debut on Tuesday, already bringing in big crowds who can’t wait to see his adorable little self.The yet-to-be named newborn has been hanging out with his mom, Jessica, 34, around the clock since being born. Jessica has been bringing him to a heated glassed-in viewing area where visitors can see her cradling and nursing the youngster."Mom has been doing really great,” Nerissa Foland, senior keeper at the zoo, said in a statement. “She’s holding her baby and pats the baby all the time. The other troop members have been curious. They come over and inspect the baby, but he’s pretty much staying with Mom at this point, since he’s so new."The fuzzy little guy’s father is Paul Donn, 25, who has previously sired three offspring, but this is his first baby with Jessica.It’s safe to say this sweet baby will be ringing in the New Year with lots of love and affection from his mom, who seems to adore having him cradled in her arms as much as possible. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

New Year’s Eve Forecast Brings the Big Chill to Nation

New Year’s Eve Forecast Brings the Big Chill to Nation ABC News(NEW YORK) -- New Year's Eve revelers will need heavy coats and boots in much of the country Wednesday evening -- even in places that aren't used to wintry weather.It will be a snowy start to the New Year for much of the Southwest with winter storm warnings and advisories stretching from Southern California to Western Texas.Las Vegas could even get a little snow -- the last time that happened was back in 2008. But even a dusting on the strip could cause dangerous travel and delays as partiers pile in to celebrate the new year. Temperatures will drop below freezing on New Year's Eve. On Tuesday, the city dropped below freezing for the first time in 381 days.Los Angeles and San Diego counties are under a winter storm warning through Wednesday, with 1-3 inches for the high deserts, and up to a foot in the mountains. Much of California will be feeling the bitter cold by Thursday morning.A freeze watch is in effect from just north of Los Angeles to south of San Francisco, where temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s and 30s. Pasadena, California will see near-record low temperatures on New Year’s Day just in time for the Rose Parade.Temperatures will potentially fall to a record 32 degrees Thursday morning, while the parade starts at 8 a.m. The previous record of 32 degrees was set back in 1952. Daytime highs are only expected to be in the mid-50s, along with plenty of sunshine. A bone-chilling Arctic air mass has been filtering into the heartland this week and will continue to bring temperatures up to 30 degrees below normal as we enter 2015. Wind chill advisories and warnings stretch from Michigan to Texas and up to Montana. Very cold temperatures combined with gusty winds will make it feel 10 to over 20 degrees below zero during the morning hours.Besides snow and icy conditions in the Southwest, much of the country will be dry but quite cold on New Year’s Eve. Temperatures from Nevada to Denver to Minneapolis will be in the single digits or lower. Wind chills could be 10-20 degrees below zero.Every state in the country will likely see temperatures near freezing or below except for Florida. The Times Square ball drop forecast will feature temperatures in the 20s, with wind chill values in the teens, under mostly clear skies. As for New Year’s Day: Again much of the country will be dry and cold. The storm system in the Southwest will continue to push east, bringing snow to the Rockies, icy conditions to west Texas and heavy rain along the Gulf Coast.In addition, the lake effect snow machine will be on full blast through the New Year. Lake effect snow watches and warnings are up for parts of New York state, including Buffalo and Watertown, where up to 2 feet of snow could fall. Although it will be pretty chilly in the East the rest of the week, temperatures are actually only a few degrees below normal; it just feels colder because December was so mild.The blast of cold for much of the country as we start the New Year is just a reminder winter has only just begun. More ABC News Videos | ABC World News Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

How Veganuary Can Help You Go Vegan for a Full Month

How Veganuary Can Help You Go Vegan for a Full Month monticelllo/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A global campaign known as Veganuary asks people to make a New Year’s pledge to give up all meat, eggs and dairy for the entire month of January.The movement is the brainchild of British husband and wife team Matthew Glover and Jane Land. Inspired by Movember, a viral campaign that asks men to grow facial hair to raise awareness for men’s health issues, the couple said they decided to start something similar last year to encourage people to go vegan.“We wanted to do something organized that would support people in their efforts to go vegan and give them information they needed to do it,” Glover said.Veganism is one of the strictest forms of vegetarianism. The practice does not allow for eating any food of animal origin including fish, eggs, milk, honey or animal gelatin. Leather, wool, fur and silk are also off limits, as are any soaps, cosmetics, toiletries and household goods derived from animal products.Glover said there are lots of reasons someone might want to go vegan. He and Land decided to do it after watching a PETA video on the mistreatment of cows and chickens.Veganism is also better for the planet, Glover asserted. Research shows vegans have a carbon footprint that is less than one-third of someone who eats the average American diet, he added.And then there is the weight-loss aspect. Research shows that people who eat vegan tend to weigh less on average.But registered dietitian Cynthia Sass of New York said that only holds true if you don’t practice junk food veganism.“The aim is to eat at least five fruits and vegetables a day plus lots of whole grains plus a good plant-based protein like beans or lentils with every meal,” Sass advised.Glover said 3,300 people from all over the world signed up for the pledge last year, with half saying they would continue with the plan after the month was up. To make it easier for the 7,000 people who’ve already made the pledge this year, Glover said the Veganuary website acts as a hub for practical information.“We found that people didn’t necessarily want to know more about why they should go vegan. They wanted more information on how to do it,” he said.Rachel McChrystal, the program director for New York’s Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, a Veganuary sponsor, said the campaign has done a great job helping guide people to veganism. But there's nothing like getting to know the animals that usually wind up as a food source to convince people to give up their carnivorous ways, she added.“Being hugged by a turkey is pretty much the best vegan conversion anyone can have,” she said. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Spectacular Drone Video Captures Sydney New Year’s Fireworks

Spectacular Drone Video Captures Sydney New Year’s Fireworks SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images(SYDNEY) — Sydney was among the first to celebrate New Year's 2015 and its spectacular fireworks display was caught on video for the first time by a drone at 1,000 feet.The eye-popping images take you inside what has become one of the world's most elaborate New Year's fireworks displays -- all taking place over Sydney Harbor."We are going to have drones flying around above the fireworks giving live broadcast as these amazing fireworks go off on our bridge, on our Opera House and of course on our barges," Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. "Those images will be beamed to a billion people around the world." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Transgender Teen’s Reported Suicide Note Makes Dramatic Appeal

Transgender Teen’s Reported Suicide Note Makes Dramatic Appeal Kings Local School District(CINCINNATI) -- A note reportedly left by an Ohio teen asking that her death expose the problems transgender people suffer has been cited by an Ohio official and has prompted police to investigate the death as a suicide and to determine if there was a link to the note.Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach posted a long note on his Facebook page, a note that was reportedly left behind by Leelah Alcorn, who was born Joshua Alcorn. It reportedly had been scheduled to post on Tumblr after the teen died.Alcorn, 17, according to police, died Sunday after being hit by a tractor trailer in a suburb of Cincinnati. Officers from the Ohio Highway Patrol told ABC News they are investigating the death as a suicide and looking into the note.Calls to Alcorn's family by ABC News at their home were not immediately returned. According to ABC News affiliate WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, Alcorn's mother Carla Alcorn posted that Alcorn was killed while out for a walk."My sweet 16-year-old son, Joshua Ryan Alcorn went home to heaven this morning," wrote Carla Alcorn on Facebook, according to WCPO. "He was out for an early morning walk and was hit by a truck. Thank you for the messages and kindness and concern you have sent our way. Please continue to keep us in your prayers."The note by Leelah Alcorn was originally posted on the teen's Tumblr page, reported to be run by Alcorn, according to both WCPO and Seelbach.Seelbach told ABC News that as a gay elected representative, he felt it was important to draw attention to the story."Some very sad news to share," wrote Seelbach of Alcorn's death in a post. "It has come to light that this person likely committed suicide because she was transgender."In the note, Alcorn details the difficulty she said she faced growing up."The life I would've lived isn't worth living in…because I'm transgender," read a portion of the post. "I could go into detail explaining why I feel that way, but this note is probably going to be lengthy enough as it is. To put it simply, I feel like a girl trapped in a boy's body, and I've felt that way ever since I was 4."The note reportedly written by Alcorn detailed her experience coming out as gay and wrote that her peers and school were receptive, but that her parents were not. She said she was taken to Christian therapists, who did not help her overcome her depression."After 10 years of confusion I finally understood who I was. I immediately told my mom, and she reacted extremely negatively, telling me that it was a phase, that I would never truly be a girl, that God doesn't make mistakes, that I am wrong," the note states."The only way I will rest in peace is if one day transgender people aren't treated the way I was," reads the post. "They're treated like humans, with valid feelings and human rights. Gender needs to be taught about in schools, the earlier the better. My death needs to mean something."Seelbach said he had talked to some of Alcorn's friends and her family's pastor after hearing about the story. He told ABC News that they all said Alcorn has expressed similar sentiments as those posted in the note."It's an incredibly difficult and horrible situation that a 17-year-old would feel the best alternative is to step in front of a semi," Seelbach told ABC News. "It shows how far we need to come on transgender issues."Seelbach said he wants to focus on Alcorn's wishes and hoped to do more work on transgender issues."What we should be focusing on is how this happened and how we can stop this ever happening again," he said.More than 50 percent of transgender teens will make at least one suicide attempt before turning 20, according to the Youth Suicide Prevention Program.A Facebook group called "Justice for Leelah Alcorn" has already gained nearly 6,000 likes. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Gwyneth Paltrow Urges Women to Stop Being Hurtful to Each Other

Gwyneth Paltrow Urges Women to Stop Being Hurtful to Each Other Phil McCarten/FOX © 2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. (NEW YORK) — Gwyneth Paltrow can't understand why women are so critical of each other.That's just one the topics she discusses in the February issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine."Women really need to examine why they’re so vitriolic to other women," the 42-year-old actress insists. "Why they want to twist words, why they want to read about someone else in a negative light and why that feels good to them."However, she's quick to add, "But I also know a huge tribe of women who are loving and supportive of other women, in ways that are completely transformative."Paltrow also thinks women are all different and have a right to express themselves in a way that feels comfortable for them."I think we are a generation of women who are different in a lot of respects, and some of us want to be ambitious, and for it not to be a dirty word," she tells the magazine.She goes on to explain, "We want to be feminine and soft, we want to be maternal, we want to be sexual, we want to be explorers -- and we can be a combination of all of these archetypes. You can be powerful, but you can also be vulnerable.""[I have] learnt the power of kindness and the importance of non-judgmental ways of looking at others," she adds.The February issue of Harper's Bazaar will be available Jan. 2.Paltrow will next be seen in the upcoming comedy Mortdecai, opposite Johnny Depp. It opens nationwide Jan. 23. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Paul Walker’s Father Files Claim Against Estate of Driver in Fatal Crash

Paul Walker’s Father Files Claim Against Estate of Driver in Fatal Crash Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Paul Walker's father has filed a claim for more than 1.8 million dollars from the heirs of Roger Rodas, the driver of the car involved in the 2013 crash that claimed the lives of the late Fast and the Furious star and Rodas.According to E! News, the actor's father and the executor of his estate, Paul Walker III, states in court documents that Rodas' family "is in possession of numerous automobiles and other motor vehicles that are either wholly or partially owned" by his son.Walker's father is requesting the return of the cars or, if the vehicles are sold, any money earned from the sales.Walker and Rodas were riding in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT on November 30, 2013, when it struck a light pole and burst into flames in Valencia, California. An investigation determined that unsafe speed caused the crash. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

The Most Anticipated Movie of 2015 Is…

The Most Anticipated Movie of 2015 Is… LucasFilm(NEW YORK) — No surprise here: Moviegoers can't wait for the new Star Wars film to hit theaters.J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been named the most anticipated movie of 2015 in a survey of more than one thousand film fans by Fandango. The seventh film in the franchise will be released next December.Avengers: Age of Ultron, coming to a theater near you in May, ranks second on the list, followed by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2, the final film in the blockbuster series.Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence was voted fan favorite actress in 2015 for Mockingjay -- Part 2 as well as Joy, her next collaboration with director David O. Russell, in which she'll portray Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano.Robert Downey, Jr. earned the title for fan favorite actor in 2015. He'll reprise his Iron Man character in Avengers: Age of Ultron.Here's a rundown of Fandango's fan picks for 2015:Most Anticipated 2015 Movie1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens2. Avengers: Age of Ultron3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –- Part 24. Fifty Shades of Grey5. Jurassic WorldFan Favorite Actress in 2015 Movies1. Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Joy2. Scarlett Johansson, Avengers: Age of Ultron3. Angelina Jolie, By the Sea4. Melissa McCarthy, Spy5. Halle Berry, KidnapFan Favorite Actor in 2015 Movies1. Robert Downey, Jr., Avengers: Age of Ultron2. Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Blackhat and In the Heart of the Sea3. Daniel Craig, Spectre4. Chris Pratt, Jurassic World5. Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible 5Biggest Male Breakout Movie Star, 20151. Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey2. John Boyega, Star Wars: The Force Awakens3. Levi Miller, Pan4. Neel Sethi, The Jungle Book5. Tony Jaa, Furious 7Biggest Female Breakout Movie Star, 20151. Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens2. Lily James, Cinderella, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies3. Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey, A Bigger Splash4. Kate Mara, The Fantastic Four, The Martian5. Sofia Boutella, Kingsman: The Secret ServiceMost Anticipated Family Film of 20151. Minions2. Cinderella3. Pixar’s Inside Out4. Peanuts5. Pan Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Redskins and DC Haslett Part Ways

Redskins and DC Haslett Part Ways Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ASHBURN, Va) -- The Washington Redskins have agreed to mutually part ways with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. The team announced Tuesday that Haslett, who was held over by current head coach Jay Gruden from the previous regime, would not return next season. The Redskins, 4-12, tied for third worst, allowing 27.4 points per game and ranked 20th allowing 357 yards per game.  "Jim and I have had discussions over the last few days and have decided that it's best for everyone that we have a new defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins," Gruden said in a team statement. "I wish him nothing but the best in the future." Haslett had been with the team since 2010 before previously serving in the same role with the St. Louis Rams. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2014, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Happy New Year from the International Space Station

Happy New Year from the International Space Station Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- While you may ring in the New Year just once, astronauts at the International Space Station will be celebrating 16 times.The ISS, which is in low Earth orbit, will be over midnight somewhere on earth 16 times Wednesday, according to a calculation by astronauts on board the station."We plan to celebrate New Year's sixteen times with our comrades, our people down on Earth that are doing it at that very moment, so we're going to do the same thing, that's our plan," Barry Wilmore, commander of Expedition 42, said in a New Year's video message.While the astronauts have plenty of celebrating to do on Wednesday, it won't include 16 champagne toasts.There's no bubbly at the ISS, so instead, the team of six astronauts -- including Americans, Russians and one Italian -- will celebrate with fruit juice. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

US Warns of Threats to Media from Sony Hackers

US Warns of Threats to Media from Sony Hackers dan_alto/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Federal authorities predict even more private and potentially embarrassing information from inside Sony Pictures could be made public now that the movie company has released its controversial film The Interview, and news outlets covering the story could become the next victim of a major cyber-attack.That’s the assessment of a joint intelligence bulletin issued last week by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to law enforcement agencies across the country.The bulletin lays out much of what the public already knows: threats against Sony in late November if it released The Interview, the massive cyber-hack of Sony days later, the subsequent threat of a 9/11-style attack on theaters showing the film, and then Sony’s hesitation in releasing the film.But the bulletin also discloses that threats from the alleged Sony hackers, calling themselves “Guardians of Peace,” have “extended to…a news media organization…and may extend to other such organizations in the near future.”On Dec. 20, “Guardians of Peace” posted messages online “that specifically taunted the FBI and [the unidentified news organization] for the ‘quality’ of their investigations and implied an additional threat,” reads the bulletin.While the bulletin says there is no “specific credible information” to indicate any type of “physical threat,” and notes “that hacking groups have historically made exaggerated threat statements,” the bulletin urges law enforcement “to remain vigilant.”“[T]he potential remains for [Guardians of Peace] or copycat actors to make renewed cyber and/or implied physical threats, to identify new targets, or execute physical attacks if the movie is again scheduled for release,” according to the bulletin, first reported by the website The Intercept and confirmed by ABC News.In addition, the bulletin predicts “Guardians of Peace” will “likely continue to release portions of proprietary data and email stolen from [Sony] to keep pressure on [the company], possibly to get the company to withhold further distribution of the movie, destroy all copies of the film or publicly apologize for its production of The Interview,” which depicts the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.In the face of skeptics increasingly voicing their own theories about who is responsible for the Sony hack, the FBI is firmly standing by its announcement two weeks ago blaming North Korea.“There is no credible information to indicate” otherwise, and the FBI’s conclusion is based on intelligence gathered by the U.S. government and foreign governments, according to an FBI spokesman. Anyone without the proper security clearances would not have access to that intelligence.As ABC News reported two weeks ago, federal authorities believe an individual or small group stationed outside North Korea -- but acting at the behest of the North Korean regime -- may have punched the computer keys that launched the attack.The North Korean government has denied any role in the cyber-attack on Sony, calling it “wild speculation.” Still, the North Korean government has described the attack as a “righteous deed.” Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

What You Need to Know About New Tech Laws for 2015

What You Need to Know About New Tech Laws for 2015 Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When the clock strikes midnight, new laws will go into effect changing the way people and businesses use technology.While the laws vary from state to state, here's a look at some of the most interesting changes slated to take place in 2015:Revenge PornCalifornia has already criminalized revenge porn (the act of someone sharing private intimate photos or videos) but starting Jan. 1, the law will also extend to selfies.Previous law makes revenge porn a misdemeanor, however the state's AB 2643 will also allow victims to seek damages from a perpetrator.CyberbullyingIn Illinois, schools will have to address cyberbullying under certain circumstances, even if the alleged bullies use private computers, smartphones to harass victims, according to HB 4207.Internet 'Eraser Law' for MinorsMinors will receive more online protection in California under SB 568, which has been nicknamed the "eraser law."The law requires websites that collect information about minors to notify them that they have the right to request deletion of publicly posted content. It also bans websites from marketing items to minors that they can not legally buy.Destroying Your Personal InformationUnder Delaware's HB 294, businesses must properly destroy any articles containing employees' "personal identifying information." Employees who are harmed by improper disposal of their information can sue for triple damages.This law could potentially effect people living outside of Delaware since many large companies are incorporated in the state.Disposal of E-WasteNew York residents will no longer be able to pitch their e-waste (electronic equipment), in normal trash and recycling bins.Instead, they'll have to take the item to an electronic waste collection site or check with the manufacturer to see if they offer a recycling program.Kill SwitchAll phones manufactured after July 1, 2015, and sold in California must have a kill switch, which allows for remote de-activation, according to SB 962. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Rays Sign Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera

Rays Sign Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera Rich Pilling/Getty Images(TAMPA BAY, Fl.) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have signed Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year deal. Cabrera, 29, signed for around $8 million, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Last season Cabrera was traded to the Washington Nationals from the Cleveland Indians, with whom he has spent the previous seven seasons. Cabrera has struggled at the plate in recent years. Last season with both the Nationals and Indians, he hit .241, had an OBP of .307 and 108 strikeouts. This has been the latest move for a Rays franchise undergoing a major overhaul.  After manager Joe Maddon and general manager Andrew Friedman left the franchise, the team has traded away Wil Myers, Jeremy Hellickson, Matt Joyce, Joel Peralta and Sean Rodriguez. Cabrera joins Ernesto Frieri and Michael Kohn as additions to the big league roster. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2014, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Meet Grace Thomas, American Girl’s 2015 Girl of the Year

Meet Grace Thomas, American Girl’s 2015 Girl of the Year American Girl(NEW YORK) -- American Girl’s Girl of the Year 2015 was revealed Wednesday on ABC News' Good Morning America, and her name is Grace Thomas.Grace, 9, is described by American Girl as an avid baker and aspiring entrepreneur.She is the newest doll in the specialty line, which produces dolls depicting girls of diverse races and interests as well as physical differences and disabilities. Each doll comes with books detailing her individual story and character. According to a statement from American Girl, Grace was motivated to follow her dream of starting a French bakery business after a trip to Paris broadened her perspective. She started the business back home with her two best friends.The Grace collection includes an 18-inch Grace doll with long dark brown hair and blue eyes. Each doll retails for $115.Additional items in the collection include French-inspired outfits, accessories and toys that reflect her interests.The Grace doll will be available for a year starting on New Year’s Day 2015 in the specialty store, at the store’s website and through its catalog. A movie about her story will debut on DVD in the summer.To support Grace’s story, American Girl has launched For Goodness, Bake!, a year-long fundraising initiative to support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry, a campaign to end child hunger in America.American Girl has donated $50,000 to No Kid Hungry and is encouraging girls to host charity bake sales in their communities and donate proceeds to the campaign.Other Grace-related activities -- including cooking classes, an online travel and cooking journal and in-store cooking demonstrations -- will unfold throughout the year.The American Girl doll of the year for 2014 was Isabelle, a dancer. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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