The most-read page on the CIA website this year was a 1998 report attributing many of the UFO sightings of the 50s and 60s to the agency's U-2 program.
- Authorities in the United Kingdom say they've arrested a member of the hacking group Lizard Squad, which they allege was behind the hacking of the Playstation and Xbox gaming networks.
- Police in Shanghai ruled out the presence of fake cash as the cause of a New Year's Eve stampede that killed at least 36 people.
- Oregon defeated Florida State in the Rose Bowl to advance to the college football playoff title game.
- Two Apple users are suing the company because its latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, takes up hard drive space on devices.
- The former Democratic New York governor, Mario Cuomo, died aged 82.
A class-action lawsuit is now challenging the DEA's habit of seizing large amounts of cash from travelers without evidence of any crime.
Isabel Fall is canceled. It's the science fiction world's loss.
The FBI Wants To Treat Carter Page Warrant Mistakes Like Training Problems. A Court Adviser Says That's Not Enough.
After seriously messing up its warrant applications with the FISA Court, can the FBI be trusted?
Biden tells the New York Times he would revoke Section 230 protections and hold Facebook (and other sites) liable for their content.