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Best Pictures: Photographer Trapped Aboard Antarctic Ship

From penguins to icebergs to now a ship trapped in ice—Andrew Peacock is documenting daily life aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy.

33 cops killed by gunfire in 2013, the lowest number since 1887

In 2013, some of the year's biggest headlines involved cop killers.<p>There was MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who authorities said was shot and killed by the Tsarnaev brothers after the Boston Marathon bombings in April.<p>There was Christopher Dorner's vengeful rampage across Southern California in …

Millions at high risk for lung cancer should be screened yearly, panel says

In a move that could affect millions of current and former smokers, a highly influential, independent panel of medical experts is recommending yearly screening for healthy adults between the ages of 55 and 80 at high risk for lung cancer.<p>The screening would be done with low-dose computed …


'It's over': New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vows to ban horse-drawn carriages

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said that one of his first acts after taking office this week will be to ban horse-drawn carriages in Central Park.<p>Speaking at a news conference Monday, de Blasio said it was inhumane to expose the horses to the city's dangerous streets.<p>"We are going to …

Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100, scientists warn

Temperature rises resulting from unchecked climate change will be at the severe end of those projected, according to a new scientific study.<p>The scientist leading the research said that unless emissions of greenhouse gases were cut, the planet would heat up by a minimum of 4C by 2100, twice the …