January 2, 2014 7:14 PM EST

DIED

Janet Rowley, 88, medical researcher whose 1972 discovery that genetic abnormalities are linked to some cancers made her a pioneer in the field.

DIED

John Eisenhower, 91, son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and military historian whose 1969 book The Bitter Woods, about the World War II Battle of the Bulge, was a best seller.

DIED

Yusef Lateef, 93, jazz saxophonist whose career spanned more than seven decades. His 1961 LP Eastern Sounds played a crucial role in bringing non-Western styles and instruments to the jazz movement.

DIED

Edgar M. Bronfman, 84, businessman who in the mid–20th century grew his family’s Seagram Co. into fields beyond the liquor industry.

CHALLENGED

By Utah officials, the ruling of a federal judge to strike down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages. The Utah attorney general’s office will file an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court.

ASSASSINATED

Mohamad Chatah, 61, former Lebanese Minister of Finance and ambassador to the U.S. Chatah, a Sunni Muslim and critic of Syrian President Bashar Assad, was killed when a car bomb struck his convoy in Beirut.

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