It's time for the first links post of 2015, so here's a bit of what's going on:
From The Washington Post, archaeologists in Jerusalem may have found the place where Jesus was put on trial.
From Reuters, at the funeral for slain Officer Rafael Ramos, Mayor Bill de Blasio calls for reconciliation.
From BuzzFeed News, at the above-mentioned funeral, some cops turn their backs to the mayor, but others don't.
From The Daily Signal, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says that the president won't like the new congress's agenda, which to right-wing nuts like myself is just fine.
From Fox News, a prayer service is held while bad weather interrupts the search for the remains of AirAsia Flight 8501.
From the Chicago Tribune, sportscaster Stuart Scott of ESPN has died of cancer at age 49.
From the New York Post, a woman loses over 100 pounds, and finds that being thin isn't all that easy.
From Viral Buzz, the father of a fallen marine returns the condolence letter he received from the president.
From Right Side News, Canadian police fear that terrorists could use drones in their attacks.
From Joe For America, the Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case against Governor Jan Brewer's (R) Medicaid expansion plan.
From The Independent, jury selection begins tomorrow for the trial of accused Boston bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
From UPI, the eight-man crew of a cargo ship sunk off the Scottish coast are presumed dead.
From Townhall, the new Congress will include more women and minorities than ever before. Can we retire the stereotype of the GOP as a white man's party already?
From the New York Daily News, an op-ed calling the Senate report on torture a betrayal.
And from the Daily Mail, a wind turbine in North Ireland collapses in a wind of just 15 mph. (via the Pirate's Cove)