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January 9, 2015 7:24 AM EST

Paris Terror Suspects Cornered

The prime suspects in Wednesday’s attack at the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo fired shots at French police as the massive dragnet closed on them in a factory northeast of Paris, close to Charles de Gaulle Airport, with at least one hostage. They have told negotiators they want to die as martyrs

See If You’re Likely to Get the Flu

It’s not enough to know if your state is a flu hot zone. Now you can find out if the street you live on is teeming with flu cases, with these apps and websites

Obama’s Community College Plan

The President announced a proposal Thursday to provide two years of free community college tuition to students who maintain good grades

Game of Thrones Returns April 12

HBO announced Thursday that the fifth season of Game of Thrones will premiere on Sunday, April 12 at 9 p.m. E.T. Veep and Silicon Valley will both return that day as well, providing some much-needed comic relief after the bloody show

Signals Detected From AirAsia Black Boxes

Indonesia says it has detected signals from the black-box recorders of downed AirAsia Flight 8501 and is racing to recover them. “A ship detected the pings. The divers are trying to reach it,” S.B. Supriyadi, search-operations director, told media

Apple App Store Has Its Biggest Day Ever

Apple revealed that over the first week of January, customers spent nearly $500 million on iOS apps, a new record for the company. Apple said app sales rose 50 percent year-over-year and the company paid out $10 billion to developers in 2014

Keystone Pipeline Is Overrated by Both Sides

For the past several years, Republicans and Democrats have used the Keystone XL pipeline to prove their economic or environmental bona fides. The debate burns so brightly that it distracts from more illuminating subjects, like how much it really matters

Angelina Jolie Meets Pope Francis

Angelina Jolie, who was in Rome this week for a screening of her film Unbroken, met privately with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday. The actress met other high-profile figures last year, including Queen Elizabeth, who named her an honorary dame

Ohio Switches Up Lethal-Injection Drugs

Ohio announced on Thursday it would drop a controversial two-drug combination used last year in the prolonged execution of Dennis McGuire. The state said it will revert back to a previously used drug, but it’s unclear how the state will obtain it

Ka-Boom! 2 Black Holes Get Ready to Collide

For cosmic drama, nothing should beat a supermassive black hole. It turns out that something does beat a giant black hole: two giant black holes, especially ones circling each other like wary Sumo wrestlers getting ready to grapple

NFL Didn’t See Ray Rice Tape Before Its Release

An investigation led by former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III found no evidence that the NFL received the video of Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice striking his then fiancée in a casino elevator before it was released in September

Andrae Crouch, Legendary Gospel Figure, Dies at 72

Andrae Crouch, a legendary gospel performer, songwriter and choir director, has died. Crouch died on Thursday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he had been admitted on Saturday after suffering a heart attack

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