Howling blizzard slams Boston area; New York mostly spared
BOSTON (AP) — A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on the Boston area along with other stretches of lower New England and Long Island on Tuesday but failed to live up to the hype in Philadelphia and New York City, where buses and subways started rolling again in the morning.
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Japanese officials meet after purported IS hostage threat
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials have held emergency meetings after the release of an online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warning that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live."
Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 5 foreigners, 3 guards dead
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, officials said.
Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects followig the death of King Abdullah.
Obama says US must catch up to ensure drones are safe
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has fallen behind technological advancements that have made small drones readily available and must update its laws to ensure safety, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, in his first public comments about a drone that crashed on the White House grounds.
Facebook blames internal glitch for hourlong global outage
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted.
Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders Tuesday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the last journey for more than a million people murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers.
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