Hollywood surrenders to North Korea

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [jwplayer aZYb3uF5] (VARIETY) — With theater chains defecting en masse, Sony Pictures Entertainment has pulled the planned Christmas Day release of “The Interview.” In announcing the decision to more…

E-cigarettes surpass regular smoking by teens

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CBC) — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the U.S. government's annual drug use survey finds. Even as tobacco smoking by teens dropped to more…

Theater chains drop 'The Interview' after Sony hack

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THR) The country's top five theater circuits have decided not to play Sony's The Interview, a knowledgeable source tells The Hollywood Reporter. Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike more…

IRS watchdog hides records on White House leaks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON) An independent IRS monitor announced Monday it will block the release of roughly 400 more pages of documents related to unauthorized leaks of confidential taxpayer more…

Cuomo to ban fracking in New York

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORK TIMES) ALBANY — The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, ending years of uncertainty by concluding that the more…

Wealth gap in America widens to record level

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LATIMES) — The wealth gap between middle- and upper-income households has widened to the highest level on record, says a new report. Using the latest Federal Reserve data, more…

Mach 5 future jet: Anywhere in world in 4 hours

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POPULARMECHANICS) — British firm Reaction Engines is building a plane that can zip almost anywhere in the world within four hours, cool itself by 1000 degrees Celsius in more…