February 5, 2015 5:51 AM EST

CONVICTED

Of running the illegal Internet black market Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, the web developer who went by the nickname Dread Pirate Roberts. Ulbricht faces life in prison.

DIED

Geraldine McEwan, 82, an actress best known for starring in the first three seasons of Agatha Christie’s Marple. She won a Best Actress BAFTA in 1991 for Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.

ANNOUNCED

That Harper Lee will publish a new novel, Go Set a Watchman, in July. It will be only the second book she has published, after To Kill a Mockingbird, and is in essence a sequel to that literary classic.

DIED

Golfer Charlie Sifford, 92, who challenged the PGA’s “Caucasian-only” rule and desegregated professional golf in 1961. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year.

ANNOUNCED

By Mitt Romney, that he will not run for President in 2016. The Republican made waves last month when he hinted that he might mount a third White House campaign.

AGREED

That Standard & Poor’s will pay a $1.4 billion settlement in a federal lawsuit accusing the firm of inflating ratings and defrauding investors in the run-up to the financial crisis.

This appears in the February 16, 2015 issue of TIME.

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