When Sony Pictures began casting last year for a new comedy to be called "The Interview," early scripts included the assassination of a fictionalized North Korean ruler. It was not until auditions began that actors learned that the movie would portray something much more brazen: the violent killing of the actual leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un.
Sony's executives now say they knew that basing a film on the assassination of a living national leader -- even a ruthless dictator -- had inherent risks. But the studio seems to have gotten much more than it bargained for by bankrolling what it hoped would be an edgy comedy.
A home surveillance system captured video of the suspects breaking into the Wyatt family home on Gobbler Knob Road on Friday afternoon.
The surveillance video shows a woman knocking on the family's home.
When no one answered, a male accomplice kicked the door open. The woman and two men helped themselves to two TVs and several of the family's Christmas presents, including gifts for their 1-year old-son.
The three suspects then drove away in a black Ford Ranger pickup truck.
Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Wyatts' home around 9:30 p.m. Friday to investigate the burglary. read more
A man on the scene of a roaring house fire in Rockville, Maryland, approached a news crew Wednesday and confessed to setting the home ablaze. Although the man calling himself Carlos provided ABC7 News with the unsolicited admission, detectives said he went quiet at the police station, requesting a defense attorney. Police later arrested and charged him and call ABC7's on-camera interview a crucial piece of evidence. No one was injured in the Wednesday afternoon fire to the two-story residence, which most likely a total loss. read more
Some rooftops in Ferguson, Missouri, have been guarded by volunteers affiliated with a 35,000-member national organization called Oath Keepers. Police questioned group members early in the week and allowed them to stay. But Saturday, after media inquiries, St. Louis County police officers ordered the Oath Keepers to leave the rooftops. "We thought they were going to do it right this time," said group founder Stewart Rhodes of the government response to the grand jury decision released Monday in the Michael Brown case. "But when Monday rolled around and they didn't park the National Guard at these businesses, that's when we said we have got to do something." read more
On Tuesday afternoon, CNN obtained and aired footage of Michael Brown's stepfather Louis Head shouting "Burn this bitch down!" through tears in the immediate aftermath of the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for Brown's death. The visceral emotional reaction came after Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden began weeping before the crowd, explaining how she has never harmed anyone and feels great sorrow for what the grand jury has ruled. Head joins her on top of the car and embraces her for several moments before turning around and repeatedly shouting to the crowd: "Burn this [bleeped] down! Burn this bitch down!" read more