Cuban Prisoner Swap, State Department Made Decisions on Sony’s ‘The Interview,’ Instagram’s New Filters

By Aura Bogado Dec 17, 2014

Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning:

  • Cuba is releasing Alan Gross and at least one more U.S. citizen in exchange for three Cuban prisoners held by the United States. 
  • Hacked emails reveal that Sony worked with the Department of State, which played a roll in making decisions about "The Interview," a movie in which Kim Jong-Un is assassinated. Hackers have also threatened to bomb any theater that screens the movie. 
  • The Marine veteran who killed six people, including his ex-wife, is found dead
  • Because there’s actually a statute of limitation on things like this, Bill Cosby won’t face charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted Judy Huth at the Playboy Mansion in 1974.