What You Missed: New York Subway, Dylann Roof, And More

In What You Missed, we round up the best stories for you to read on your evening commute.

New York is ringing in the new year with a subway line that’s 100 years in the making

The new stretch is about 2 miles long, and rolls under 2nd Avenue in the Upper East Side. It’s expected to carry 200,000 people a day. 

Only minor hiccups plagued its opening day — broken elevators, a locked bathroom — but the true test came on Tuesday morning, when the new line was exposed to a New York City rush hour.

Sentencing Hearing

What's up next in the federal trial of Dylann Roof?

A judge ruled that Dylann Roof, who killed nine people in a church last year, is competent and will represent himself during the sentencing portion for his crimes. He was found guilty of all 33 counts. 

The jury will decide whether he will face the death penalty or life in prison. 

Another death-penalty trial in state court is slated for sometime this month. He will be represented by attorneys.

It's a Sign

Iconic sign could get extra security after 'HOLLYWeeD' prank

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The Hollywood sign got a bit of a makeover over the holidays, when a prankster slipped past 35 cameras and changed the letters to read Hollyweed. 

Now officials say they want to boost security to the famous sign, to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.

Headed Back to Space

SpaceX finds source of rocket explosion, plans new launch

Elon Musk’s SpaceX hasn’t let the holidays get in the way of planning its next space adventure. 

The company announced that it knows why its rocket exploded during a September launch, and is set to relaunch next week.