Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Turns out there’s even more surveillance video Ray Rice doesn’t want you to see.

ABC News on Friday exclusively obtained a copy of the security-camera video that shows the ugly aftermath of the assault earlier this year when Ray Rice punched his now-wife in an Atlantic City casino and knocked her unconscious.

The nearly 45 minutes of never-before-seen footage shows a clearly distraught Janay Palmer, Rice’s then-fiancée and now wife, unwilling to talk to him after the NFL star had punched her inside an elevator on Feb. 15 at the now-closed Revel casino.

Palmer is seen physically pushing Rice away from her when he approached her immediately after the incident. Palmer was then protected by hotel security guards as Rice attempted to move closer.

The video then shows Palmer going through something of an emotional evolution in the middle of the night. Almost immediately after the assault, she appears angry. Soon after, Palmer begins to cry. And by the time she and Rice are both escorted into an elevator — handcuffed — she appears to kiss and nuzzle the one-time NFL star.

Both Rice and Palmer were arrested that night and charged with one count of assault each. The charge against Palmer was later dropped for “insufficient evidence,” while the charge against Rice was upgraded to aggravated assault.

The former Baltimore Ravens running back is a sports celebrity in New Jersey because of his college career at Rutgers. He was admitted to a probationary program that would allow the criminal charge to be dismissed next year. Once a video of the assault appeared online, the Ravens cut Rice and the NFL suspended him indefinitely. The league’s penalty was later overturned.

Rice went to court to stop ABC News from obtaining the recording, but lost. Rice’s attorney, Peter Ginsberg, was disappointed that the new video was made public.

“This is a time of healing and he, quite naturally, doesn’t want another media showing of what must have been the worst event of his life,” Ginsberg said in an interview Friday. “What the media ought to be focusing on is the issue of domestic violence and why the NFL never did anything to construct a personal conduct program that works and why the NFL ignored the issue of domestic violence. Showing yet another Ray Rice video is simply a distraction.”

During a two-hour hearing in Trenton, N.J., on Wednesday, Ginsberg said that Rice “literally does not talk to me about the events [at the casino] without crying — to this day.”

The new video shows hotel staffers concerned with Palmer’s condition, bringing a wheelchair to her in case she had trouble walking and then giving her first aid. It shows Rice agitated at times, being kept at a distance from Palmer and talking on the phone at one point.

By the time cops and hotel security are prepared to move the player out of the lobby area, Rice is handcuffed and led away by the arm. A cop can be seen pulling the hood of his sweatshirt over Rice’s head.

The startling moment comes in the elevator – the same or similar elevator as the one where the assault occurred – when Palmer stretches her neck so she can kiss and nuzzle Rice. The two are then walked separately to waiting police cars.

The new video was turned over to ABC News in response to a public-records request filed with the N.J. Gaming Enforcement Division.

Since winning his appeal of the NFL’s indefinite suspension, Rice has started re-emerging into public life. He appeared on NBC last month. On Thursday night, aware that the new video would be released, Rice appeared at a charity event in Baltimore and talked about the incident.

“I made a horrible mistake in my life, but if you truly believe in second chances, they will forgive me,” Rice said at the event. “I think all the fans have looked deep into who I am.”

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Photo by David McNew/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Fire Department determined on Thursday that the Dec. 8 apartment complex fire was an act of arson.

The fire destroyed a seven-story apartment complex that had been under construction, and also damaged at least one nearby structure and the 110 Freeway.

Investigators from the LAFD and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ National Response Team say they have sufficient evidence to determine that the blaze was set on purpose.

The fire caused between $20 and $30 million in damages, just to the destroyed apartment complex.

Investigators are seeking information on two potential witnesses who were spotted in video footage taken the morning of the fire. Those two people are not considered suspects or persons of interest, the LAFD says.

“The work at the crime scene is finished, however our investigation is not over,” ATF Special Agent in Charge Carlos Canino said. “ATF will continue to work together with our state and local partners to investigate this crime and bring those responsible to justice.”

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NASA(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — After a trip to space, a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean and a cross-country road trip, the Orion spacecraft is finally back home in Florida.

Nicknamed “America’s spacecraft,” Orion completed the final installment of its epic maiden voyage when it arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Thursday.

The capsule could one day ferry as many as four astronauts to deep space, however, engineers are currently focused on conducting a thorough post-mission analysis to refine Orion’s design.

This entails removing the back shell of the spacecraft so engineers can inspect the nuts and bolts of Orion, including its cabling, fluid lines, propulsion system and avionics boxes, according to NASA.

Sample pieces of the heat shield, which had to endure temperatures as high as 20,000 degrees Fahrenheit, were already sent to a laboratory, according to NASA, where they will be carefully examined by scientists.

Orion blasted off on an unmanned test mission earlier this month, where it was put through a series of stress tests, including traveling through temperatures twice as hot as molten lava before it triumphantly splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.

The spacecraft’s next unmanned flight is slated for 2018.

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Scott Boehm/Getty Images(RENTON, Wash.) — The Seattle Seahawks have locked up another key member of their dominant defense. ESPN reports they’ve rewarded linebacker K.J. Wright with a four-year extension, worth $27 million.

Since the team drafted him in the fourth round back in 2011, Wright has emerged as a fantastic defensive player who’s a key member of the team’s top-ranked defense.

“In the offseason, we identified K.J. as one of our core players moving forward and aimed to keep him as a part of the Seahawks family for a long time,” general manager John Schneider said in a statement. “The timing of this signing gives us the ability to keep as many of our core players together as we possibly can. Since Day 1, K.J. has been a true professional in his daily approach and we are excited for K.J., his family and the 12s to keep him in the organization.”

In 14 games this season, Wright has 96 tackles, two away from tying a career-high. He has started all three linebacker spots for the team as well.

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Brandon Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Starting pitcher Jake Peavy enjoyed his brief time with the San Francisco Giants so much, he agreed on a two-year deal with the club on Friday morning.

ESPN reports that Peavy’s deal is worth $24 million to go along with a $4 million signing bonus.

The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins were reportedly among the teams who were also pursuing Peavy.

Peavy is a three-time All Star and former Cy Young winner who rebounded strongly after the Boston Red Sox dealt him to the Giants prior to the trade deadline.

In 20 starts with the Red Sox in 2014, Peavy went 1-9 with a 4.72 ERA. In 12 starts with the Giants after getting traded, he went 6-4 with a 2.17 ERA.

Peavy did fall apart in the postsesaon though despite the team winning the World Series. In four starts, Peavy went 1-2 with a 6.29 ERA.

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iStock/Thinksto(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government has taken the bold step of publicly branding the North Korean regime as the driving force behind the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures that has paralyzed the film company and raised fears of terrorist attacks inside the United States.

In a rare, official statement issued Friday, the FBI said it “now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions.”

“North Korea’s actions were intended to inflict significant harm on a U.S. business and suppress the right of American citizens to express themselves” and seek “economic and social prosperity,” according to the FBI statement. “Such acts of intimidation fall outside the bounds of acceptable state behavior.”

The statement lays out at least some of the evidence the U.S. government has uncovered tying North Korea to the attack.

The FBI says analysis of the malicious software used in the attack shows it is linked “to other malware that the FBI knows North Korean actors previously developed.”

“The FBI also observed significant overlap between the infrastructure used in this attack and other malicious cyber activity the U.S. Government has previously linked directly to North Korea,” the FBI statement continues. “Separately, the tools used in the [Sony] attack have similarities to a cyber attack in March of last year against South Korean banks and media outlets, which was carried out by North Korea.”

This comes as a source close to Sony confirms that company executives received a new message laden with threats, saying, “Now we want you never let the movie be released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government is about to take the bold step of publicly branding the North Korean regime as the driving force behind the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures that has paralyzed the film company and raised fears of terrorist attacks inside the United States, sources tell ABC News.

An official statement from within the Justice Department is expected to be released Friday, just hours before President Obama takes questions at a year-end press conference. The statement expected to be released Friday will lay out at least some of the evidence the U.S. government has uncovered tying North Korea to the attack, sources said.

In particular, the statement will say the intrusion into Sony had specific signatures of a North Korean style hack, and that investigators discovered the hack was identical to a series of other attacks in South Korea last year that they are certain were carried out by North Korea.

Earlier this month, a North Korean official denied allegations that the government was involved in the hacking, calling it “wild speculation.” Still, the official described the attack as a “righteous deed,” according to a North Korean state news agency.

On Nov. 21, Sony executives received an email warning them not to release their new “movie of terror,” referring to the comedy The Interview, which depicts a fictional assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Soon thereafter, Sony was hit with the now-infamous cyber-attack, crippling its computer network and flooding the Internet with embarrassing internal emails and employees’ personal information.

Then, on Tuesday, a message posted online warned of a 9/11-style attack on theaters showing the film. Sony then decided not to release the movie at all.

Identifying exactly who executed the attack has been a challenging and painstaking task for federal investigators. Based on evidence collected so far, federal sources told ABC News, they believe an individual or small group stationed outside North Korea may have punched the computers keys that launched the attack, which was then likely routed through at least six countries overseas — Singapore, Thailand, Italy, Bolivia, Poland and Cyprus — before hitting its target in the United States.

A group calling itself “Guardians of Peace” has claimed responsibility.

It’s unclear what role North Korea’s army of cyber soldiers — known as “Bureau 121” — may have played in the intrusion. But some of the techniques and computer codes used in the Sony penetration are similar to those used by the North Korean military unit in previous cyber-attacks in South Korea.

“The U.S. government is working tirelessly to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice, and we are considering a range of options in weighing a potential response,” the president’s National Security Council said in a statement Wednesday night.

But U.S. officials won’t say exactly what is being considered, offering only that it will be “a proportional response.” So far officials have refused to characterize the Sony attack as an “act of war” or “an act of terrorism,” and the statement later Friday is not expected to do so.

Top administration officials, meanwhile, have been engaged in an extensive debate over whether President Obama should call the Sony attack “terrorism” during his press conference later Friday.

Federal law appears conflicted over whether the Sony hack would constitute an act of terrorism. Regulations governing homeland security define an “act of terrorism” as an illegal act that “causes harm, including financial harm, to a person, property or entity, in the United States,” and that is “intended to cause…loss to citizens…of the United States.”

The Sony attack appears to fit that description, with Sony saying in a statement Wednesday that the “brazen” and “unprecedented criminal assault” did “damage to our company, our employees, and the American public.”

But other federal law defines a “federal crime of terrorism” as an act that is intended to “influence or affect the conduct of government” and targets federal officials specifically. In the Sony hack, a private company and its employees — not federal officials — were the targets.

Regardless, federal charges could be filed against those responsible. And the Obama administration considers the issue to be “a serious national security concern,” the White House said Friday.

Last week, the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, John Carlin, said the Sony hack “has our full attention.” Two days later, FBI officials held a meeting in New York with executives from across the entertainment industry to brief them on cyber-related threats to their companies, sources told ABC News.

In addition, just hours before Sony’s decision Wednesday to pull the plug on its Christmas Day release of the movie, the FBI issued its first official message about the Sony hack to joint terrorism task forces across the country — comprised of federal, state and local officials that the FBI describes as “our nation’s front line on terrorism.”

“The FBI’s investigative team believes these [latest threats] increase the threat level” inside the United States, according to the message. But, FBI officials emphasized, the threat to movie theaters was not deemed credible, and the message distributed Thursday by the FBI was simply precautionary and informational.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government is about to take the bold step of publicly branding the North Korean regime as the driving force behind the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures that has paralyzed the film company and raised fears of terrorist attacks inside the United States, sources tell ABC News.

An official statement from within the Justice Department is expected to be released Friday, just hours before President Obama takes questions at a year-end press conference. The statement expected to be released Friday will lay out at least some of the evidence the U.S. government has uncovered tying North Korea to the attack, sources said.

In particular, the statement will say the intrusion into Sony had specific signatures of a North Korean style hack, and that investigators discovered the hack was identical to a series of other attacks in South Korea last year that they are certain were carried out by North Korea.

Earlier this month, a North Korean official denied allegations that the government was involved in the hacking, calling it “wild speculation.” Still, the official described the attack as a “righteous deed,” according to a North Korean state news agency.

On Nov. 21, Sony executives received an email warning them not to release their new “movie of terror,” referring to the comedy The Interview, which depicts a fictional assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Soon thereafter, Sony was hit with the now-infamous cyber-attack, crippling its computer network and flooding the Internet with embarrassing internal emails and employees’ personal information.

Then, on Tuesday, a message posted online warned of a 9/11-style attack on theaters showing the film. Sony then decided not to release the movie at all.

Identifying exactly who executed the attack has been a challenging and painstaking task for federal investigators. Based on evidence collected so far, federal sources told ABC News, they believe an individual or small group stationed outside North Korea may have punched the computers keys that launched the attack, which was then likely routed through at least six countries overseas — Singapore, Thailand, Italy, Bolivia, Poland and Cyprus — before hitting its target in the United States.

A group calling itself “Guardians of Peace” has claimed responsibility.

It’s unclear what role North Korea’s army of cyber soldiers — known as “Bureau 121” — may have played in the intrusion. But some of the techniques and computer codes used in the Sony penetration are similar to those used by the North Korean military unit in previous cyber-attacks in South Korea.

“The U.S. government is working tirelessly to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice, and we are considering a range of options in weighing a potential response,” the president’s National Security Council said in a statement Wednesday night.

But U.S. officials won’t say exactly what is being considered, offering only that it will be “a proportional response.” So far officials have refused to characterize the Sony attack as an “act of war” or “an act of terrorism,” and the statement later Friday is not expected to do so.

Top administration officials, meanwhile, have been engaged in an extensive debate over whether President Obama should call the Sony attack “terrorism” during his press conference later Friday.

Federal law appears conflicted over whether the Sony hack would constitute an act of terrorism. Regulations governing homeland security define an “act of terrorism” as an illegal act that “causes harm, including financial harm, to a person, property or entity, in the United States,” and that is “intended to cause…loss to citizens…of the United States.”

The Sony attack appears to fit that description, with Sony saying in a statement Wednesday that the “brazen” and “unprecedented criminal assault” did “damage to our company, our employees, and the American public.”

But other federal law defines a “federal crime of terrorism” as an act that is intended to “influence or affect the conduct of government” and targets federal officials specifically. In the Sony hack, a private company and its employees — not federal officials — were the targets.

Regardless, federal charges could be filed against those responsible. And the Obama administration considers the issue to be “a serious national security concern,” the White House said Friday.

Last week, the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, John Carlin, said the Sony hack “has our full attention.” Two days later, FBI officials held a meeting in New York with executives from across the entertainment industry to brief them on cyber-related threats to their companies, sources told ABC News.

In addition, just hours before Sony’s decision Wednesday to pull the plug on its Christmas Day release of the movie, the FBI issued its first official message about the Sony hack to joint terrorism task forces across the country — comprised of federal, state and local officials that the FBI describes as “our nation’s front line on terrorism.”

“The FBI’s investigative team believes these [latest threats] increase the threat level” inside the United States, according to the message. But, FBI officials emphasized, the threat to movie theaters was not deemed credible, and the message distributed Thursday by the FBI was simply precautionary and informational.

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Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LARGO, Fla.) — A spat over a Facebook friend request resulted in a 72-year-old woman being slapped and another woman being arrested, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say Rachel Anne Hayes, 27, became upset when the alleged victim refused to accept her friend request on Facebook because she felt the name Hayes was using was “inappropriate.”

“The victim told Hayes she would be willing to accept the request if she would change the name,” the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Hayes left the home where the two were arguing and returned a short time later, according to authorities, at which point she allegedly continued the argument at the front door.

Authorities said Hayes slapped the alleged victim “several times” before she was able to retreat inside the home and lock the door.

Hayes was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Thursday afternoon on suspicion of felony aggravated battery on an elderly person. She has been released on $10,000 bond.

She has not yet entered a plea and it was unclear whether Hayes had hired an attorney.

The Facebook name that allegedly set the argument in action was not released by authorities. However, Facebook has a well-known policy of requiring users to use the name they identify with in real life.

“Asking everyone to use their real name grounds the community in reality and ties it back to all the real-world relationships that we have,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a town hall earlier this month.

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Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office(NEW YORK) — The parents of James Holmes, the man accused in a 2012 movie theater rampage in Colorado, said their son “is not a monster” and expressed hopes that he gets institutionalized in their first public statement since the attack.

“We love our son, we have always loved him and we do not want him to be executed. We also decry the need for a trial,” said Robert and Arlene Holmes in a statement released Friday through a lawyer, Lisa Damiani.

The Aurora, Colorado, attack left 12 dead and 70 injured. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

His parents, who declined previous interview requests, said a trial would be devastating for relatives and survivors.

“A lengthy trial requires everyone to relive those horrible moments in time, causing additional trauma. In the criminal justice system, the prosecution and defense can agree to a sentence of life in prison, without parole, in exchange for a guilty plea,” Robert and Arlene Holmes said. “If that happened, our son would be in prison the rest of his life, but no one would have to relive those horrible events at a trial the media has permission to televise.”

The parents said they are aware that people want their son to be executed.

“We have read postings on the Internet that have likened him to a monster. He is not a monster. He is a human being gripped by a severe mental illness. We believe that the death penalty is morally wrong, especially when the condemned is mentally ill,” the statement read.

Earlier this month, the judge overseeing the case refused to delay the trial, despite defense attorneys’ request for more time to review massive amounts of evidence.

“This case has been pending for 2 1/2 years,” Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. wrote in his 20-page order. “Counsel, their skilled experts and their staff have had a considerable amount of time to prepare for trial.”

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