The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
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By TIME Staff
January 5, 2015

Cops Protest Mayor at Funeral

Dozens of New York City police officers turned their backs toward Mayor Bill de Blasio during services to honor and remember a police officer who was killed Dec. 20—denying a request from NYPD chief Bill Bratton not to use the funeral as a protest

Most Cancer Beyond Your Control

Researchers have found that bad luck plays a major role in determining most types of cancer, rather than genetics or risky lifestyle choices like smoking

Boston Bombing Trial Begins

Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of one of the accused Boston Marathon bombers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, nearly two years after the attack

Weather Hampers AirAsia Search

The AirAsia salvage operation shifted Monday to focus on recovering the aircraft’s flight-data recorders, otherwise known as black boxes, but blustery weather continues to undermine search efforts in the Java Sea

Palace Denies Prince Andrew Had Sex With Teen

Buckingham Palace has issued a second, strong denial of claims by a Florida woman who says she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was a teenager. The woman claims she was loaned out to wealthy and powerful men, including the Duke of York

Bitter Cold Temperatures Blast U.S.

Dangerously cold arctic air masses and snow were moving across the U.S. on Sunday night, bringing the most bitterly cold temperatures so far this winter. Parts of 14 states from Washington to Ohio were under weather advisories thanks to the fast-moving storm

Cowboys Beat Lions After Controversial Call in 4th Quarter

The Detroit Lions were leading 20-17 in the fourth quarter but a bizarre piece of officiating turned into a huge benefit for the Dallas Cowboys, who will now head on to Green Bay for a divisional-round matchup with the Packers

U.K. PM Says Obama Calls Him ‘Bro’

David Cameron is so chummy with Barack Obama that the U.S. President calls him “bro,” the U.K. PM says, adding that the relationship between 10 Downing Street and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is “stronger than it has ever been”

Depression Could Be More a Physical Than Mental Condition

A growing number of scientists are coming to the conclusion that depression is a physical condition as much as it has to do with the mind. The starting point for the theory is that everyone feels down when they are ill

New U.S. Sanctions on North Korea

Here are three things to know about new U.S. sanctions against North Korea over a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, whose movie depicting the fictional assassination of North Korea’s leader has infuriated Pyongyang, which denies responsibility for the attack

ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Dead at 49

The SportsCenter host, one of ESPN’s most recognized personalities who helped the network build its brand, died on Sunday after battling cancer. “He leaves a void that can never be replaced,” said ESPN president John Skipper

Meth Seizures at U.S.-Mexico Border Set New Records

Methamphetamine seizures along the California-Mexico border accelerated to unseen levels in the fiscal year 2014, as drug trafficking organizations sought to benefit from the cost advantages of producing the drug south of the U.S. border

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