New York City pays tribute to fallen officers Mashable: The NYPD, New York City residents and city officials continued Sunday to mourn the loss of two New York City police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were killed Saturday in Brooklyn.
The New York Times: Two police officers were killed after they were shot in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, according to a law enforcement official.
Obama calls on only women journalists during year-end presser Talking Points Memo: President Obama took questions from eight women reporters at his year-end press conference Friday.
CNBC: A US investigation into the hack of Sony’s computer system has determined that North Korea was behind the operation with a possible Chinese link, an official said Friday.
James Holmes’ parents plead for son to be spared execution The Denver Post: James Holmes’ parents have released their first public comments since Holmes killed 12 people inside a Colorado movie theater two years ago, pleading for him to be spared from execution.
BREAKING: Police in Queensland, Australia, say eight children have been found stabbed to death in a home in the coastal city of Cairns.
The Wall Street Journal:Gen. Martin Dempsey says U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have killed three key Islamic State military leaders in recent weeks.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect appears in court NBC News: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in court under heavy security Thursday ahead of his trial next month for the Boston Marathon bombing.
After news that as many as 5 major U.S. theater chains have decided to drop “The Interview” from its screens amid threats from Sony hackers, Deadline is reporting the studio is preparing to scrap the rest of its TV advertising plan for the film.
Alan Gross released by Cuba ABC:Cuba has released American contractor Alan Gross, who is now returning to the US after serving 5 years in prison.
New York premiere of ‘The Interview’ canceled amid threats Variety: The New York premiere of ‘The Interview’ has been canceled in wake of threats from Sony hackers, a spokesperson for Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema said Tuesday.
Official: Pennsylvania killing spree suspect found dead NBC Philadelphia: The Pennsylvania man suspected of killing 6 people, including his ex-wife, was found dead near his home after an intense manhunt, Montgomery County officials say.
Jeb Bush says he will ‘actively explore’ a 2016 run The Hill: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has announced that he plans to “actively explore” a presidential run in 2016.
Lou Reed, Green Day among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rolling Stone: Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will all join the class of 2015 in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Taliban militants kill schoolchildren in Pakistan NBC News: At least 126 people have been killed in an attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Vivek Murthy confirmed as US surgeon general Politico: The U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Vivek Murthy to be the nation’s surgeon general, 51-43.
Police confirmed Monday that the Sydney hostage situation at a Martin Place cafe is now over after more than 16 hours.
BBC News: At least one gunman has taken several people hostage inside a Sydney, Australia, café on Monday morning.
Phil Stern, photographer to the stars, dies at 95 Los Angeles Times: Phil Stern, a renowned photographer best known for capturing Hollywood icons like Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe, died Saturday in Los Angeles.
Government funding bill headed to President Obama's desk: The New York Times: The Senate averted a government shutdown Saturday, passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill with a 56-40 vote.