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NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of New York police officers have been paying their respects to one of the two officers killed in an ambush last weekend. There's been a daylong tribute to Officer Rafael Ramos at a Queens church. Ramos' funeral is scheduled for Saturday at the same church. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to attend. Meanwhile, a group of current and former officers have paid for a plane flying a banner critical of Mayor Bill de Blasio.
MOSCOW (AP) — Reeling with economic woes from falling oil prices and international sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine identifying NATO as Russia's top military threat. NATO denies the assertion. The doctrine also mentions the need to protect Russia's interests in the Arctic, where the global competition for its vast oil and other resources has been heating up as the Arctic ice melts.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging Pakistan's leader to stop the execution of convicts and re-impose a moratorium on the death penalty. In the wake of the Pakistani Taliban school massacre on Dec. 16 that killed 149 people, most of them students, the government reinstated the death penalty and has already executed six people.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing cruise ship worker has washed up on a Florida beach. Police in Clearwater say the 27-year old man, from India, had worked on a Holland America Line cruise ship that came to port in Tampa on Sunday. Police believe he jumped or fell off the ship last week.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hackers are apparently to blame for an outage affecting Sony's PlayStation network, which remains offline. Microsoft's Xbox Live service, which had also gone down, is back online but the company says some applications aren't fully functioning. A group calling itself Lizard Squad claimed responsibility on Twitter.
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