PRES OBAMA SAYS U.S. IS REVIEWING WHETHER TO PUT N KOREA BACK ONTO LIST OF STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM *

PRES OBAMA SAYS HIGH-TECH ATTACK AGAINST SONY PICTURES ISN'T AN ACT OF WAR, BUT A VERY EXPENSIVE EXAMPLE OF CYBERVANDALISM *

U.S. BLAMES PYONGYANG FOR THE ATTACK *

SONY HAS SCRAPPED RELEASE OF "THE INTERVIEW," WHICH N KOREA FOUND OFFENSIVE OVER FILM'S PLOT TO ASSASSINATE N KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN *

EGYPT OPENS ITS BORDER CROSSING WITH GAZA STRIP FOR FIRST TIME IN TWO MONTHS *

RAFAH CROSSING WILL ONLY BE OPEN FOR TWO DAYS, BUT OFFERS TEMPORARY RELIEF TO PALESTINIANS TRYING TO LEAVE COASTAL ENCLAVE *

EGYPT CLOSED BORDER IN OCT FOLLOWING AN ATTACK IN SINAI PENINSULA THAT KILLED 31 EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS *

103-YR-OLD FL GOLFER BECOMES OLDEST PERSON TO RECORD HOLE-IN-ONE *

GUS ANDREONE MADE ACE ON 113-YARD 14TH HOLE AT PALM AIRE COUNTRY CLUB IN SARASOTA *

PGA.COM SAYS PREVIOUS RECORD HOLDER WAS ELSIE MCLEAN WHO ACED A HOLE IN 2007 WHEN SHE WAS 102 *

ANDREONE, WHO PLAYS GOLF THREE TIMES A WEEK, HAS HAD EIGHT HOLES-IN-ONE WITH HIS FIRST COMING AT AGE 75 *

FAMED BOXER MUHAMMAD ALI HOSPITALIZED SAT WITH PNEUMONIA *

72-YR-OLD ALI, A THREE-TIME WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP, WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PARKINSON'S ABOUT THREE YEARS AFTER HE RETIRED FROM BOXING IN 1981 *

HOSPITAL SAYS THE PNEUMONIA WAS CAUGHT EARLY, ADDING ALI'S PROGNOSIS IS GOOD WITH A SHORT HOSPITAL STAY EXPECTED *

BACKED BY U.S.-LED COALITION AIRSTRIKES, KURDISH FIGHTERS PUSH INTO CONTESTED NORTHERN IRAQI TOWN OF SINJAR *

BATTLE FOR SINJAR, WHICH HAS BEEN UNDER ISIS CONTROL FOR MONTHS, IS LATEST FOCUS IN CAMPAIGN TO TAKE BACK TERRITORY LOST TO TERROR ORG DURING ITS BLITZ ACROSS NORTHERN AND WESTERN IRAQ LAST SUMMER *

ON SAT, IRAQI COUNTER-TERROR FORCES LAUNCHED OP TO RETAKE MILITARY AIRPORT NEAR TOWN OF TAL AFAR *

TAL AFAR, LOCATED NEAR SYRIA'S BORDER TO EAST OF SINJAR, IS MIXED SHIITE-SUNNI CITY WITH POPULATION OF ABOUT 200,000 PEOPLE *

AUTHORITIES IN PAKISTAN MAKE SEVERAL ARRESTS SUN IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEEK'S TALIBAN ATTACK ON SCHOOL IN NORTHWESTERN CITY OF PESHAWAR *

TALIBAN GUNMEN WEARING EXPLOSIVES BELTS STORMED INTO MILITARY-RUN SCHOOL, SLAUGHTERING 148 PEOPLE, INCLUDING 132 STUDENTS *

MORE THAN 100 OTHERS WERE WOUNDED IN ENSUING EIGHT-HOUR SIEGE OF SCHOOL *

TALIBAN SAYS IT CARRIED OUT ATTACK IN RETALIATION FOR PAKISTANI ARMY OP IN NORTH WAZIRISTAN *

STATE DEPT ISSUES WARNING TO AMERICANS TRAVELING ABROAD FOR HOLIDAYS *

WORLDWIDE ALERT WARNS U.S. CITIZENS TO BE EXTRA VIGILANT, PARTICULARLY IN PUBLIC VENUES *

STATE DEPT ANALYSIS SUGGESTS TERRORISTS ARE FOCUSED ON HOTELS, SHOPPING AREAS, PLACES OF WORSHIP AND SCHOOLS *

AVERAGE PRICE OF REGULAR GAS NATIONWIDE DIPS ANOTHER 25 CENTS A GALLON IN PAST TWO WEEKS TO $2.47 *

INDUSTRY ANALYST TRILBY LUNDBERG SAYS AVERAGE PRICE IS LOWEST IT'S BEEN IN MORE THAN FIVE YEARS, ADDING PRICES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP *

LOWER CRUDE OIL PRICES ARE DRIVING GAS PRICES DOWN, ALONG WITH ABUNDANT OIL SUPPLY AND RISING VALUE OF U.S. DOLLAR *

VETERAN NBC NEWSMAN TOM BROKAW SAYS HIS CANCER IS IN REMISSION *

74-YR-OLD BROKAW SAID LAST FEB THAT HE'D BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH MULTIPLE MYELOMA, A CANCER AFFECTING BLOOD CELLS IN THE BLOOD MARROW, AND WAS UNDERGOING TREATMENT *

BROKAW SAYS HE'LL SOON BEGIN A DRUG MAINTENANCE PROGRAM AFTER MONTHS OF CHEMOTHERAPY *

POLICE IN NEW YORK BEING EXTRA VIGILANT AFTER LOSING TWO OF THE OWN SAT... KILLED EXECUTION STYLE BY A LONE GUNMAN SATURDAY IN BROOKLYN *

THE GUNMAN IS IDENTIFIED AS ISMAAIYL BRINSLEY...POLICE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF HE WAS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE POLICE KILLINGS PROTESTS, OR IF HE JUST LATCHED ONTO THE CAUSE AND WANTED TO GO OUT IN A BLAZE OF GLORY *

THE NYPD CHIEF OF DETECTIVES SAYS BRINSLEY TOLD PASSERS-BY TO WATCH WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO AS HE SHOT AND KILLED OFFICERS OFFICERS WENJIAN LIU AND RAFAEL RAMOS AS THEY SAT IN THEIR PATROL CAR HAVING LUNCH *

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND EVEN COMPLETE STRANGERS HOLDING A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR THE TWO SLAIN OFFICERS SUN...THE RAMOS FAMILY EXPRESSING THEIR SADNESS BUT ALSO PLEADING FOR CALM AND PEACE *