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keep it here for fox all night. new year's eve coverage and breaking news coming out of germany, of course. good night and happy new year. [gunfire] >> this year we saw wydening -- wydeninging and terrorism overseas and violence that hit us at home. >> they yelled down the hall and said there is a shooting downstairs, there is a shooting downstairs. >> we saw images of agony. and scenes of hope. along with wild times in politics. >> we will have so much winning if i get elected that you may get bored with winning. >> and don't worry, we didn't forget about the llamas. >> we seem to see all kinds of weirdness up here in the new york, but not llamas. >> now, some of the most
memorable moments of 2015. ♪ ♪ >> and i'm shepard smith on the fox news desk. this hour we will be looking back at the world's top stories and news, politics, entertainment and more. we begin with the top u.s. headlines of 2015. a year that saw the deadliest act of terror on american soil, since the attacks of 9/11. >> side farook and tashfeen malik were husband and wife murder team. they walked into a work party filled with farook's colleagues and opened fire. first responders arrived to a scene of chaos. >> some people were laying there. some people were crying. some people were screaming. >> the killers escaped but not for long. >> they're after somebody: >> police tracked their suv and killed the couples in the streets. >> one of the perpetrators,
we believe, on the ground here in the pool of his own blood. >> ending the deadliest terror attack america has seen since 9/11. the massacre in san bernardino one of many horrifying shootings we covered in 2015. in colorado springs -- >> we need a sniper in here. >> a blood bath at planned parenthood. >> he was in front of me. and he was aiming at me. >> in court, the suspect admitted his guilt. >> protect babies. >> near roanoke, virginia, a former coworker guns down a reporter and cam that man during a live interview. >> we want people who come here to say that was. [screams] >> in roseberg, oregon, an attack at a community college. >> he is in the classroom, in chattanooga, tennessee. police blamed a homegrown extremist for a rampage at two military facilities. >> why would you hurt your own protecters. >> another incident with ties to terror near dallas.
[gunfire] >> police shot two gunmen who tried to attack a prophet mohammed cartoon contest. the islamic state claimed responsibility for the incident in which no one but the attackers died. in charleston, a young man killed nine people in a church. >> there was a white man walking into an african-american church and opened fire while people were praying, having bible study. >> after photos emerged of him holding a confederate flag it came down for the final time at the south carolina state house. the year also saw america re-examining its relationship with police. >> no justice, no peace. >> you can see rock and bring bats being thrown outside the cvs. >> people rioted in baltimore after freddie gray died mysteriously in police custody. the government later announced criminal charges against officers involved in his arrest. >> there will be justice for mr. gray. >> a cop in north charleston, south carolina made national headlines when cell phone video showed the
officer killing an unarmed man by shooting him in the back. >> that video should change the course of what's going on. >> prosecutors charged the cop with murder. major crashes made national news in 2015. in still water, oklahoma, investigators say a woman intentionally drove her car into a crowd at the oklahoma state university homecoming parade. four spectators died. amtrak engineer was reportedly speeding at more than twice the limit when his train derailed in philadelphia. >> and then it was the moment like it stopped and i knew i was alive at least. >> 8 people died in the wreck. and a black hawk helicopter was carrying seven marines and four soldiers when it crashed off florida's gulf coast. >> at this point, we are not hopeful for survivors. >> where did it come from? >> some unusual objects in the sky captured our attention. an unmanned surveillance blimp broke loose in
maryland. >> the word now is fighter jets are tracking it as itly nos out of control. >> dragging its tether and knocking out power 160 miles before crashing in pennsylvania. >> this is not good, we will people. >> and a post worker flew his gyro copter to the capitol building. police arrested him for the stunt which was a political protest. >> we are coming for you and we will not stop until you are caught. >> a manhunt drug on for two weeks. >> two convicted murderers carved a tunnel for a path of freedom. >> helped escapees by hiding tools in hamburger meat. >> if there was ever a case that warranted the maximum sentences, this is the case. >> justice caught up with some other notorious killers. >> get the defendant out of my courtroom, please. thank you. [ applause ] >> a judge sentenced james
holmes to 12 life terms for the 2012 colorado movie theater shooting. >> jurors today dzhokhar tsarnaev guilty on all 30 felony counts. >> the marathon bomber got a death sentence. killed chris keil. >> i don't know if i was insane are sane. i don't know what's sane in the world right now. >> we find the defendant guilty. >> the army charged bowe bergdahl with desertion for 2009 disappearance which resulted in the taliban capturing him in afghanistan. >> the weather went to extremes in 2015. a flash flood killed 13 women and children in a polygamist community in utah. while a drought prompted california to impose mandatory water restrictions. >> the idea of your nice little green grass getting out to water every day, that's going to be a thing
of the past. >> new york city shut down streets and subways as it braced for snow megeddon. >> most likely one of the largest snow storms in the history of this city. >> a storm that never came. >> i have seen worse than this. >> yet they couldn't shovel fast enough in boston where more than 9 feed of snow shattered a seasonal record. >> blizzard of '78 was a piece of cake compared to this. [cheers] >> reporters at the supreme court sprinted out with news of a landmark decision. [chanting] u.s.a. >> gay marriage legal in all 50 states. >> we are recognized like every other american couple finally. >> the rules changed. [cheers] >> but many minds did not. a clerk in rowan county, kentucky went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses. >> we serve a living god who knows exactly where each and every one of us is at.
[cheers] >> cheering crowds agreemented pope francis as the catholic leader made stops in newark, philly and d.c. >> he has traveled all over the world but until yesterday he had never set foot on u.s. soil. >> god bless america. [cheers and applause] >> and prayers went out for jimmy carter as the former president announced cancer had spread to his brain. >> i'm ready for anything and looking forward to a new adventure. >> a new adventure. president carter now says his most recent mri reveals no signs of cancer at all. well, the year before a presidential election always gets a little weird, doesn't it? that's before you mix in donald trump. ahead we will look at the year in politics, the most controversial moments and the biggest surprises plus, the single sentence from one top lawmaker. a sentence that might have cost him the top job in congress. if you have high blood pressure like i do,
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disappearing. it's a beautiful thing to watch as they go out. >> 17 candidates. and those were just the republicans. in june, jeb bush was the front rubber in new hampshire. scott walker was winning in iowa. but then -- >> donald trump hopped on to his escalator and shot to the top of the polls. >> and we are going to make our country great again. >> how stupid are our leaders? we have losers. we have losers. i'm really rich. i will assure you that. >> and no matter what he said -- >> they are bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists. >> let's talk about john mccain he is not a war hero. he is a war hero because he was captured. i like people who weren't captured. okay? i hate to tell you. >> trump kept on winning and attacking anybody who tried to take him down. >> mr. trump doesn't have a
proven conservative record. >> he was democrat longer in the last decade than he was a republican. >> jeb bush is a low energy person. >> you know what's happening to jeb's crowd as you know right down the street? they are sleeping. they're sleeping now. >> just stop ache jackass. you don't have to run for president and be a jackass. >> he called me three or four years ago, lindsey graham i didn't know who he was. i wrote the number down. i don't know if it's the right number. let's try it. 202 [bleep] >> his visceral response is to attack people on their appearance, short, tall, fat, ugly, my goodness, that happened in junior high. >> i attacked him on his looks and, believe me, there is plenty of subject matter right there. >> donald trump, the republican frontrunner no doubt now says he was not talking about carly fiorina's face when he is said look at that face, would anyone vote for that? the comments in rolling
stone magazine and now trump claims that talking about fiorina's face actually meant her persona. >> i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. [ applause ] >> i think she has got a beautiful face and i think she is a beautiful woman. >> but one candidate was closing in on trump. the other outsider in the race, dr. ben carson. >> i'm the only one that separates siamese twins. the only one to take out half of a brain although you would think if you go to washington that someone had beat me to it. [ laughter ] >> by october, trump and carson were fighting it out for the top spot. jeb bush had been stuck in single digits for months. at the third debate he took a shot at his former buddy marco rubio, pretty much everybody agreed it back fired. >> but marco, when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term and you should be showing up to work. >> i don't remember you ever complaining about john mccain's vote record. the only reason why you are doing it now is because we are running for the same
position and someone has convinced you that attacking me is going to help. >> you ted cruz has made his mark by going after the moderators. >> the questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the american people don't trust the media. >> cruz and rubio got a boost in the polls. bush got a new slogan, jeb can fix it and dr. ben carson dropped a different kind of campaign ad. >> a campaign rap. ♪ vote, vote, revive. ♪ ben, carson ♪ 2016. >> vote, vote. >> carson also facing questions about his life story. he insisted that as a teenager he really did try to stab another kid. and threatened it his mom with a hammer. >> those claims are absolutely true. >> how stupid are the of the country to believe this crap? how dare the press not believe me that i went after my mother with a hum hammer, that i tried to stab a friend of mine.
>> meantime hillary clinton was dealing with her own unconventional rival. she started out as the run away favorite. >> an america where a father can tell his daughter yes, you can be anything you want to be, even president president of the united states. >> but soon. >> whoa. unbelievable. >> senator bernie sanders, who calls himself a democratic socialist started filling up stadiums. >> almost all of the wealth is controlled by a handful of people and together we are going to change that. >> hillary clinton was also facing repetaed questions about the personal email account and private home server she used as secretary of state. >> i never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received. >> did you wipe the server? >> what, with like a cloth or something? >> i don't know. >> i should have used two accounts. one for personal.
one for work-related emails. that was a mistake. i'm sorry about that. i take responsibility. >> by august, senator sanders had jumped ahead of secretary clinton in new hampshire. he was also closing the gap nationwide. and three other democrats had gotten into the race. >> this generation of americans still has time to become great. >> you're going to need a commander and chief. >> let's join the rest of the world and go metric. >> they never made it out of the single digits. in fact, they were losing to a guy he who wasn't even running. >> but the honest to god answer is i just don't know. >> joe biden publicly annualized over whether he and his family had the heart for a campaign after the death of his son bo. >> i would be lying if i said that i knew i was there. >> the vice president was still not a candidate. when the democrats faced off at their first debate in october. >> the american people are
sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails. >> thank you. me too. me too. >> a week later, vice president biden announced his decision. >> unfortunately, he i believe we're out of time. the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. >> the next day, hillary clinton spent 11 hours testifying before the house benghazi committee. >> i'm here to honor those relost, and to do what i can to aid those who serve us still. >> the committee chairman was also facing questions after the number two house republican said this: >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi special committee. a select committee. what are her numbers today? her numbers are dropping. >> chairman trey gowdy insisted he was not playing politics. >> this investigation is about four people who were killed representing our country on foreign soil. >> by thanksgiving, two
democrats and three republicans had quit the race. trump hit the campaign trail for the first time. >> good evening. isn't he the best? he will be the best president ever. >> well, donald trump wrapped up the year with a new controversy. evidence called for a temporary ban on foreign muslims coming into the united states after the attack in san bernardino. it went over big at his rallies. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> trump insisted the ban was not about religion but security. most of his republican rivals said they did not support the idea. but they also did not rule out supporting trump, if he becomes the nominee.
>> i don't believe it's cop constitutional to have a religious test on who we allow into the country. >> i don't think it's the right approach. i like and respect donald trump. i don't anticipate that changing at all. >> well, 60% of americans say they oppose banning muslims, according to a "the washington post." abc news poll. but among republicans, the reverse. almost two thirds say they support the idea. the survey taken just days after donald trump called for the ban. we also saw some drama on capitol hill in 2015. the house speaker, john boehner quit his job. and he sounded pretty happy about it. >> >> his last day. and in the middle of the meeting to nominate the replacement, the front runner dropped out. >> i think i shocked some of you, huh? >> he did, indeed. the house majority leader kevin mccarthy said the party needed a fresh face. he also admitted his party about benghazi committee and
hillary clinton's poll numbers, quote, wasn't helpful. republican leaders asked congressman paul ryan to run. he made it clear he did not want the job. but he finally gave in after republicans agreed demands including weekends at home with his family. >> it is my privilege to hand this gavel to the speaker of the house congressman and honorable paul ryan. [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much. >> speaker ryan said the house is broken and he vowed to wipe the slate clean. he also called for republicans and democrats to pray for each other. >> 00 15 saw the first real hover board in action. but don't pull out your wallets just yet. this year's biggest breakthroughs in science up next. ♪ ♪ all: milk! milk! milk! milk! milk!
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we visited our planetary neighbors in 2015 and some inventions pushed the bounds of technology. in our slide show now a look back at the year in science. we learned from, among a lot of things, we learned that the red planet might not be a dead planet. nasa scientists announced they found evidence of liquid water currently flowing on the surface of mars. in fact, it says it formed with these dark sections right here. this is how they know the brownish streaks you can see in the photo, liquid water. further away -- farther away frometh we got our closest look yet at the icy world that is pluto. scientists sent images from the new horizon space craft proved that the dwarf planet's surface is more complex than expected. here, well, that's the first super moon in decades. that's a rare combination of a full moon and a lunar eclipse. and here it is next to the washington monument. this was a gem.
a look at the solar impulse. pilots this year began an attempt to make historic flight around the globe without one drop of fuel. this is the solar powered plane over abu dab bay. inventions like hover board that lexus made. it's called slide. it's a real hover board and sadly it's not for sale. lots of people of course bought one of the most prized and tech products of the year the apple watch, in essence a smart phone you wear on your wrist. in 2015 we said goodbye to some enormous influences. folks who helped shape politics, pop culture, and the world. >> ♪ to be with you ♪ ♪
this place will be packed with a million pattiers raring for 2016. security a major concern with crowds of this size. new york has vowed this will be the safest place in the world. to keep that promise they have deployed 6,000 cops into the area tonight. it's already 2016 across much of the globe. the city dubai united arab emirates one of the most spectacular fireworks displays. firefighters were busy battling this inferno. flames engulfed the building. no serious injuries. the cause of the fire still not known. i'm patricia stark now back to you with shepard smith. over the past year events our country influenced many of the decisions made inside it a look now at some of the biggest international stories of 2015. a year which saw the islamic
state expand its influence beyond iraq and syria. launching deadly attacks around the world. suicide bombs exploded outside a soccer stadium. while gunmen rampaged through restaurants and a concert hall, a coordinated attack on paris that killed more than 120 people. >> there were too many dead people. too many blood. it's t. was a carnage. [gunfire] >> it was all too familiar. after a set is of attacks there earlier in the year, when two gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the offices of a satirical newspaper. [gunfire] and an islamic state supporter killed hostages inside a supermarket. the group also claimed it was behind the explosion of a russian jet in egypt. saying a bomb made out of a soda can can what killed all 224 people on board. the extremist group also claimed responsibility for a
man who gunned down beach resorr tunisia, another guy with suspected ties boss. three americans helped stop an attack when they took down an isis linked gunman on a train from amsterdam to paris. >> it's these guys of young people who make me extraordinarily optimistic and hopeful about our future. >> there was a sense the conflict might be at a turning point when anger boiled over in amman over a pilot's videotaped execution. >> the reaction here in jordan swift and loud, there must be retaliation. (explosion] >> the battle hit setbacks on multiple fronts. iraqi forces abandoned their weapons at one point, allowing extremists to raise their flags nver ramadi. and in syria. the u.s. acknowledged its half a billion-dollar program to train moderate
rebels had failed. >> the ones that are in the fight is -- we're talking four or five. >> u.s. led air strikes apparently took out the man who beheaded hostages in propaganda videos. >> we are reasonably certain that we killed the target that we intended to kill, which is jihadi john. >> the situation grew more complicated as russia started of dropping bombings. president vladimir putin started air strikes with bashar al sad. >> their basic theory of how to solve syria has not worked and will not work russia claimed to target fighters. many of their air strikes hit u.s. backed rebels when turkey shot down a fighter jet putin called it a stab in the back. at the same time, american troops assumed more risks.
a soldier died to free hostages in iraq. and the white house announced there would be boots on the ground in syria. >> this is a mission to support the efforts of moderate opposition fighters on the ground as they take the fight to isil in their own country. >> as battles rage on. >> tens of thousands are risking everything to escape terrorists and torture on unimagable scale. >> refugees lock, difficult journals. many never made it including some 8 will hundred who died when a migrant boat capsized in the medicine mediterranean. we got confirmation omar was gone. >> the man who led bloody fight in america's longest war is dead. >> despite that, taliban militants fired guns in the air as they seized the
northern city. the first major urban area they controlled since 2001 afghan troops rolled back in with support of u.s. led air strikes. there was a problem. >> a hospital was mistakenly struck. >> the u.s. had to apologize after targeting a doctors without borders facility. >> all the indication points to it a great breach of humanitarian law and therefore war crime. >> as challenges mounted, the president announced he was reversing plans to withdraw u.s. troops by the end of the year. >> i do not send is you into harm's way lightly. >> meantime the u.s. ambassador to south korea found himself in harm's way after a political protester stabbed him in public. >> i'm bleeding here. i'm bleeding here. >> and a blood bath unfolded on a college campus in kenya. >> families mourned in al shabaab militants killed more than 140 people in a
coordinated assault. in other international headlines some major plane crashes captured our attention. >> mass murder by jet. >> a german airliner slammed into the french alps with the voice and data recorders showing it was no accident. >> terrified passengers screamed as the co-pilot set a course for the mountain. as the pilot tried to break down the cockpit door. >> passenger recorded a flight plunging into the river. we also witnessed terrible disasters on the ground. >> an earthquake in nepal brought down buildings killing 9,000 people. and crews in saudi arabia recovered more than 2,000 bodies after a stampede during the annual hajj pilgrimage. it was a financial disaster that sparked protests in greece. leaders there accepted tough terms of a new bailout deal. after the banks shut down
when the government defaulted on its debt. and as the greeks tried to dig out of a hole. a mexican drug lord slipped into one. >> we are getting our first look at what happened inside he el chapo's prison cell. >> escaping captivity through a mile long tunnel. there was dancing in the streets in liberia as the ebola epidemic ended. and there was violence in the streets of the middle east. as a new round of tensions flared between israelis and palestinians, one of many conflicts still unresolved as we head into 2016. and, yet. >> how are you? -- we have also seen rivals reconnecting. >> this is the good deal that we have sought. >> the u.s. and other countries struck a nuclear agreement with iran. urking israelis in the process. >> what a stunning, historic mistake. >> iran remains on america's list of state sponsors of terror. but one country came off the
list in 2015. >> this is what change looks like. >> the u.s. restored diplomatic relations with cuba. [drum roll] >> raising the stars and stripes over havana for the first time in 54 years. >> well, despite tensions around the globe, holiday hollywood gave us plenty of reasons to smile. come up the star brush of death in one of the biggest come backs of 2015. this is the one place we're not afraid to fail. some of these experiments may not work. but a few might shape the future. like turning algae into biofuel... ...new technology for capturing co2 emissions...
2015 had celebrity break-ups. come bags and a fall from grace of one of holiday's biggest stars. bill cosby is counter suing some of the many women who accused him of sex crimes. >> he had me inappropriate i can't tellly touch him. he raped me in the brown stone apartments. that time was the most vivid i can remember. he was bill cosby. he was dr. huxtable at the time. nobody was believing that. >> dozens of women accuse bill cosby of drugging them and raping him during the peak of his fame. >> i want from one of the accused. >> apology will be enough. >> apology will be enough.
>> documents from a 2000 a 5 deposition emerged showing bill cosby admitted he obtained a powerful sedative to target young women for sex. cosby's denied the accusations. another fall from grace for the subway pitch man jared foe gel. >> i want to be doing this for the next 17 years. >> a judge sentenced him to more than 15 years in prison for having sex with minors and distributing child pornography. >> i think that girl from a broken home could can be a possibility, you know. >> a defense psychiatrist testified the dramatic weight loss that made foe gel famous had also made him hypersexual. >> this is the story of my family. we are the duggars. >> the duggar family from the show 19 kids and counting acknowledged oldest son josh molested girls as a teenager, including some of his sisters. josh also admitted he cheated on his wife. he was one of more than 30 million ashley madison
universities whose identities leaked on line. the data dump showed nearly all of the subscribers are men. >> i am here to identify i'm h.i.v. positive. it's a hard three letters to absorb. >> charlie sheen's revelation after the former two and a half men's star said he paid millioners to blackmailers and one of the extortion to stop. singer air air air an da grande. pop star licking unsold doughnuts and shouting she hated america on the fourth of july. she later apologized. khloe kardashian called off her divorce to the former basketball star low march odom after he nearly died during a reported bender at a brothel in nevada. odom spent weeks recovering. chloe vowed to stay by his side. other celebrity couples called it quits.
ben affleck and jennifer garner. halle berry and olivia martinez. banderas and. charlize theron and sean penn. of blake shelton and gwinn staffany filed for divorce from their partners and then started dating each other. even kermit the frog and mission piggy split. kate middleton and prince william welcomed their first daughter princess charlotte diana. reporters and fans gathered for that event at st. mary's hospital in london less than two years after the birth of the couple's son prince george. another star was born when the left shark and his bad dancing stole the show during katy perry's super bowl halftime performance. one of our famous stories of the year, a pair of llamas on the loose from cops outside phoenix. we covered it live. >> uh-oh. does not want to be caught. faster than humans as you can see.
fox news can confirm black llamas are faster than humans. >> lamb mass galloped through town before they were caught. >> there was also a dress that caused confusion across the country. black and blue or white and gold? classic movie franchises reemerged. 2015 was the year marty mcfly and doc brown would have arrived to the future in back to the future part ii. >> the future was good. >> i did. >> i believe we may have inadvertently traveled in into an alternate 2015. >> jurassic world was a summer blockbuster. chris pratt helped relaunch the dinosaur saga. >> there has been an awakening. >> and the force awakens with a new "star wars" movie introducing light sabers, the jedi and dark side to a new generation ♪ hello from the outside ♪
>> adele said hello after nearly three years away from the spotlight. the hit single from her new album 25 debuted at number one on the billboard hot 100 chart. >> the only thing i have left to do for the last time on a television program, thank you and good night. >> stephen colbert replacing david letterman on the late show after he ended more than three decades as a late night king. a king of comedy also made a come back. tracy morgan took the stage at the emmys and hosted "saturday night live" more than a year after a car wreck nearly killed him. >> i'm back. it feels so good to be here. [cheers and applause] >> he is back and he is about to kick off a stand up comedy tour coming up in february. he has already been performing at some warm-up shows. the year in sports is up next. the fight of the century that was anything but.
2015 one of nascar's biggest names drove off into the sun set and the most anticipated fight in years did not live up to the hype. but we kick off our year -- our look back it the year in sports with a controversy. and a super bowl mvp did not mind a little trolling. >> to me they are perfect. i don't want anyone rubbing them. putting any air in them. taking any air out. >> oh, deflate gate the nfl suspending tom brady four games. the issue under inflated footballs in the afc championship. brady vs. the can can comish.
the rest of us will always have that sketch. the brady and the pats winning a fourth super bowl. new england with a pick to steal. in seahawks fans still scream for a run. forget the bcs. time for the playoffs. first off ohio state over bama in the sugar bowl. out west the rose bowl, oregon too much for the knowles. in the title game the buckeyes pounding the ducks becoming the first national champs in the playoff era. joe logano in victory lane to wrap up the season. kyle busch spinning his wheelts. clinching first ever sprint cup. final race and also the final ride for jeff gordon. divornd called his decades on the track an amazing experience. >> history at the belmont stakes. american pharaoh finishing the first triple crown in 37
years. may weather, pack yawl. a lot of pipe. lousy fight. losing the title a couple months later because didn't pay a fee. no let down for seth curry on fire in the nba final. golden state spoiling king james' return to cleveland. coach kay leading duke to fifth national championship. the uconn women winning their third straight. huskies head coach record tieing 10 ncaa titles. american jordan spieth bursting on the scene with a green jacket at augusta. then, following it up with a win at the u.s. open. >> game over, the u.s. wins the 2015 women's world cup. >> the u.s. crushing it same final as four years ago, this time different results. >> home cooking in williamsport. the kids from pennsylvania making it all the way to the little league finals. serena williams, novak djokovic three majors
apiece. serene into. in the way unknown italian by the name of roberta. rhonda rousey the most dominant woman inside the octagon no more. holly home landing a second round knockout and one of the year's biggest stunners. ♪ inside corner. the world's 2015 world champion. >> sorry mets fans. kansas city relentless on its way to its first world series in 30 years. no shortage of scandals. more than a dozen soccer officials facing corruption charges. fifa's president under investigation. aaron hernandez guilty of murder. adrian peterson back on the field after accusations of child abuse. washington's football team not budging over its name. back in school, some big named coaches on the move. mark rick out at georgia. but in at miami where al golden got the boot. and the legendary head ball
coach steve spurrier stepping down this season after a decade in south carolina. >> and it's time for me to get out of the way and let somebody else have a go at it don't say i have retired completely from coaching. who knows what else will come in the future. >> as a head coach at duke, florida, and south carolina, steve spurrier led his teams to 21 bowl games. six sec titles and a national championship. ahead, a look at the most powerful pictures of 2015 and a single image that helped focus the world's attention on a crisis.
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finally, a look at three of the year's most powerful photos in our slide show now. the world really started to pay attention to the migrant prices when this one came along. heart wrenching picture lit up social media. a turkish police officer carrying a 3-year-old syrian boy whose body washed up on the beach. here, workers in nepal rescued a four-month-old baby boy after the enormous earthquake there. he had been trapped in the rubble of his home for about 200 hours but somehow survived. here a photo from washington, d.c. when pope francis made his historic trip to the united states. this little girl apparently tried to bust her way through security to get to the pope but guards stopped her. pope francis eventually waived her over and gave her a blessing. as we enter the new year, fox news will continue to be on top of the events that shape our nation and the world. we'll see you right here
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