In battle against Islamic State, Iraqi tribal chiefs plead for more U.S. aid

Sheikh Ahmed Abu RishaAt a secret meeting with Obama envoy, Sunni leaders a paint bleak picture.



Meteorologist offers rare apology on Twitter for ‘big forecast miss’ on snowstorm

A snow plough clears a regional road near Koenigsfeld in the Black Forrest in southern GermanyGary Szatkowski, chief of the National Weather Service office that serves Mount Holly, N.J., and Philadelphia, apologized on Twitter for his office's “big forecast miss” regarding this week's snowstorm.



Wisconsin Gov. Walker forms group to boost possible 2016 bid

Political Insiders Part 3: Iowa Freedom SummitThe GOP governor of Wisconsin has taken the first formal step toward running for president.



Islamic State: Japanese hostage & Jordanian pilot have less than 24 hours

In this Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 photo, Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama, left, answers to a reporter's question in Amman, Jordan. Nakayama expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITAn online message also demands the release of Sajida al-Rishawi.



Live updates: Massive snowstorm has millions hunkering down

NYC 2015 BlizzardDay Two of a monster snowstorm has major East Coast cities largely shut down.





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