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AP Weekly News Calendar

January 1, 2015

Thursday, Jan. 1:

BRASILIA, Brazil — President Dilma Rousseff is sworn into her second term in office.

PASADENA, California — The 126th Rose Parade, a spectacle of flower-decked floats, marching bands and horse units is scheduled to roll through the city in front of thousands of spectators braving temperatures expected to be near freezing at dawn.

SANTA FE, New Mexico — A public inauguration ceremony for Gov. Susan Martinez is planned New Year’s Day at the State Capitol.

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will deliver an inaugural address at 1 World Trade Center in New York City before heading upstate to Buffalo for a second address.

PHILADELPHIA — Annual Mummers Parade struts down Broad Street in Philadelphia this year, as the traditional parade route changes to make up for smaller audiences.

Friday, Jan. 2:

BOISE, Idaho — A hunting derby with $1,000 each for whoever kills the most wolves and coyotes is scheduled to start at sunrise Friday in Idaho. The three-day Predator Hunting Contest and Fur Rendezvous is planned on private ranch land and U.S. Forest Service land.

Saturday, Jan. 3:

WASHINGTON — New Congress of the United States to begin.

NEW YORK — A wake is planned in Brooklyn for New York City police Officer Wenjian Liu, who was killed along with his partner in a brazen ambush as they sat in their patrol car. The daylong viewing comes a day before a funeral for Liu, who was 32 years old and married just two months ago.

Sunday, Jan. 4:

CARACAS — President Nicolas Maduro hosts a meeting with governors to discuss ways to reduce violence. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles is expected to attend in what would be the first appearance between the two rivals in a year.

NEW YORK — Funeral services set in Brooklyn for New York City police Officer Wenjian Liu, the 32-year-old newlywed who was gunned down along with his partner as they sat in their squad car. Mayor Bill de Blasio is among those who plan to attend.

Monday, Jan. 5:

HAWLEY, Pennsylvania — A preliminary hearing is scheduled for ambush suspect Eric Frein, the survivalist and marksman who led authorities on a 48-day manhunt after allegedly opening fire on the Blooming Grove state police barracks Sept. 12, killing a trooper and injuring a second.

NEW YORK — Jury selection begins in the case of a man who confessed that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979 in a notorious missing children’s case.

DANBURY, Connecticut — “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Theresa Guidice is scheduled to report to federal prison in after her conviction on fraud charges.

LONDON — A Libyan solder, Khaled El Azibi, appears in court charged with three sexual assaults and the theft of a bike. Two other soldiers have already admitted related offenses. It follows widespread misbehavior that brought an early end to a training mission in Britain for Libyan troops.

PHOENIX — Republican Doug Ducey takes the oath of office to become Arizona’s 23rd governor.

SACRAMENTO, California — Gov. Jerry Brown is sworn in to his final term in office.

CHEYENNE — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and other statewide elected officials take the oath of office at the Cheyenne Civic Center.

Tuesday, Jan. 6:

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis celebrates Epiphany with a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Mass begins at 0900GMT.

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Likud party holds primary vote.

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada Supreme Court opens hearings in the new year with an appeal by the Catholic Church of a $500,000 judgment involving a priest who sexually molested a 13-year-old Las Vegas boy.

BATAVIA, New York — A U.S. immigration judge could rule on whether to grant asylum to one of three Afghan military officers who said they left a training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid returning to Afghanistan and Taliban threats.

Wednesday, Jan. 7:

STRASBOURG, France — The European Court of Human Rights holds a hearing over the case of comatose Frenchman Vincent Lambert. His wife wants doctors to stop life support but his parents disagree, and the case has captured national attention amid growing calls to legalize euthanasia in France.

HARTFORD, Connecticut — Sentencing is scheduled for former Gov. John Rowland on his latest felony conviction, this one involving a scheme to hide his role with a congressional campaign.

HARTFORD, Connecticut — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is inaugurated for a second term as governor.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican Gov. Paul LePage will mark the beginning of his second term with an inaugural address before the politically divided state Legislature.

ALBANY, New York — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will deliver the annual State of the State address, reviewing the past year and previewing initiatives he’ll pursue in the budget due later in the month.

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