Gunmen at Libyan Luxury Hotel Take Hostages; 3 Guards Dead  

AP By : Staff Reporting

Gunmen stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners Tuesday, killing at least three guards and taking hostages, a security official said.

Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, said a standoff continued Tuesday afternoon at the Corinthia Hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea.

A hotel staffer said five masked attackers wearing bulletproof vests stormed the hotel after security at the gates tried to stop them. He said they entered the hotel and fired randomly at the staff in the lobby. - Referenced Article


Obama Leading a High-Powered Delegation to Saudi Arabia  

NY Times By : Staff Reporting

President Obama left here on Tuesday after a three-day visit to India and headed to Saudi Arabia, where he and a bipartisan delegation of prominent current and former officials will offer condolences for the death of King Abdullah and pay respects to his successor.

Joining the president will be his Republican opponent from 2008, Senator John McCain of Arizona, and several veterans of past Republican administrations, including two former secretaries of state, James A. Baker III and Condoleezza Rice, and two former national security advisers, Brent Scowcroft and Stephen J. Hadley. - Referenced Article


Blizzard Pounds New England With Up to Four Inches of Snow Per Hour  

NBC News By : Staff Reporting

Up to four inches of snow an hour fell in parts of the Northeast early Tuesday as tens of millions of people hunkered down for a historic blizzard that brought New York, Boston and most of the region to an eerie standstill.

New England was braced for two or even three feet of snow, whipped by near-hurricane force winds that created almost whiteout conditions and threatened coastal flooding — but New York City and Philadelphia did not fare as bad as expected. - Referenced Article


Small drone found on White House grounds  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

The Secret Service said it recovered a 2-foot "quad copter" drone on the grounds of the White House early Monday and are looking into where it came from.

"An investigation is underway to determine the origin of this commercially available device, motive, and to identify suspects," the Secret Service said in a statement.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama were in India when the incident - Referenced Article


AG nominee Loretta Lynch faces the Senate this week, Bio-Wiki  

USA Today By : Kevin Johnson

The scrum of reporters and photographers had begun gathering early outside the offices of Sen. Charles Schumer. For once, though, the verbose New York Democrat was not the focus of their attention.

It was the demure woman in the dark suit who glided through the press gauntlet, seemingly oblivious to the spotlight and shouted questions. - Referenced Article

Loretta Lynch Wikipedia Biography


US NORTHEAST BRACES FOR MASSIVE SNOWSTORM  

SakShipPost.com By : Staff Reporting

A winter that has largely spared the US Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto. Coastal regions from New York to Boston are bracing for a massive snowstorm that could bring up to two feet (60 centimeters) of snow. - Referenced Article


Obama in India: US wants to trade even more with India  

India.com By : Staff Reporting

“We want to trade even more,” US President Barack Obama said today as the two-way commerce between America and India touched a record USD 100 billion.

”In the last few years, trade between our two countries increased by some 60 per cent, total record of USD 100 billion. We want to trade even more,” he said at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

Obama, who is on a three-day visit, also welcomed the economic reforms being pursued by the government. - Referenced Article


Open Letter to Patriots Fans  

eNewsReference.com By : Staff Reporting

Dear Pats Fans,

The NFL has given your team, the beloved Pat's every advantage to elevate mediocrity. Brady was a 6th round quarterback with minimum athletic skills except dropping back and passing the ball or in some cases simply standing and passing the ball.

With the NFL enacting rules that stringently protects the QB it has made players like Edelman, Woodhead, Kevin Faulk along with Brady appear to be first round Hall selections at times. Winning armed with the league bolstering your teams success wasn't enough...first there was spygate now this.

I'm not caught up in the wins and loses of the Pats, because FACTS clearly indicate that a Brady should not be mentioned under the same breath of a Montana or Bradshaw. QBs like Roger Starbaugh, a true athlete, risked life and limb to become great...he would had 7 Superbowl wins under existing rules.

The NFL deflated the true essence of the game of Football to make it marketable and the Pats took their GREED to an entirely new level. There's a dark cloud sitting over the Patriot organization and that cloud will sit there until there's a completely new team built with new personnel. Belichick Hall selection should be halted.

Bill Belichick should walk away from this sport in disgrace, because he has been obsessed with winning by any means necessary. Pete Rose actions were nothing compared to Belichick's. The NFL can't placate this like Spygate. The days of them burning and sweeping the evidence under the rug are over. Full disclosure Goodell or this league will be tarnished forever. Recent history clearly suggests you're incapable of handling a scandal of this magnitude, but we'll see.


NBC to stream the Super Bowl for free  

Life Hacker By : Staff Reporting

If you don't have a cable subscription, NBC will be streaming 11 hours of free, live programming around the big game on February 1st. And yes, that even includes the halftime show.

In an effort to show people how easy it is to stream TV programming when you do have a cable subscription, NBC is making their Super Bowl live stream available to everyone—no strings attached. - Referenced Article


Obama had a #SOTUBurn Moment at his State of the Union speech  

NBC New By : ANDREW RAFFERTY

It may be the only line Americans remember from the 2015 State of the Union address. Calling for political unity, President Barack Obama declared to the GOP-controlled Congress that he has "no more campaigns to run."

Some Republicans in the chamber applauded the idea, but the president was poised with a quick retort. - Referenced Article


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