Detractors blamed the civil rights leader for inciting an anti-policy mentality. Sharpton denounced the shootings and offered condolences.
The Rev. Al Sharpton said there is no connection to the Eric Gardner or Michael Brown cases.
The group posted a link to an old meme video called “you are an idiot.”
It was unclear how China would respond to a U.S. request that it take action against Pyongyang's cyber mischief.
Retail analysts say the last Saturday before Christmas could trump "Black Friday" as the biggest retail-generating day of 2014.
In a televised speech, Raul Castro pledged that renewal of U.S. relations would not end communism in Cuba.
There's a reportedly growing discontent among jihadists who left their home countries to fight for ISIS, but the group won't let them leave.