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In this image made from video posted by a Libyan blogger, the Cortinthia Hotel is seen under attack in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Gunmen stormed the luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing several foreigners and guards, officials said. The blogger, @AliTweel, captured the moments shortly after the blast, when flames rose up from outside the hotel, appearing to be from the aftermath of the car bomb. (AP Photo/@AliTweel via AP video)

Gunmen storm luxury Libyan hotel, killing American, 9 others

- Associated Press

In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia.

A vehicle is seen smashed into the window of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Thieves in the SUV smashed through the glass doors of the museum and made off with gold nuggets on display. (AP Photo/Kristin Bender)

Thieves smash stolen SUV into San Francisco museum for gold

- Associated Press

Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold rush nuggets on display.

In this Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 photo, tourists visit the Mamulk-era Great Mosque, during a day trip in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. As the tour group made its way through the narrow alleys of the seaside city of Tripoli, marveling at its medieval architecture, residents stared back at a sight that for them was just as exotic - visitors in their poor, restive corner of Lebanon. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Tourists give hope to residents of battered Lebanese city

- Associated Press

As the tour group made its way through the narrow alleys of the seaside city of Tripoli, marveling at its medieval architecture, residents stared back at a sight that for them was just as exotic - visitors in their poor, restive corner of Lebanon.

A worker uses a front-end loader to clear snow adjacent to Faneuil Hall, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston. Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds early Tuesday as bands of heavy snow left some towns including Sandwich on Cape Cod and Oxford in central Massachusetts reporting more than 18 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

- Associated Press

New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.

In this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 photo Paula Lebovics, an 81-year-old Holocaust survivor points to a photo showing herself as a child and other children at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp pictured after the camp was liberated by the Soviet Red Army, at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw. Lebovics was 11 at that time. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

- Associated Press

A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.

A man uses a shovel with a wheel to clean out a sidewalk following an overnight snowstorm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J.   A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Getting back to normal after 'crippling' storm fizzles

Associated Press

A snowstorm that had been billed as "crippling and potentially historic" instead left only a few inches of snow in New Jersey on Tuesday, yet still paralyzed the state because of travel restrictions and shut down train service.

A person walks on a road between the New Jersey Transit light rail following an overnight snowstorm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J.  A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NJ Transit defends decision to shut down rail lines

- Associated Press

The head of New Jersey's transit agency on Tuesday defended the decision to shut down train lines after a storm that threatened to bring historic snow totals to the state fizzled and left many commuters waiting for late rides to work.

A man uses a snowmobile to travel along a street before dawn during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Baker: Storm travel ban to end at midnight

- Associated Press

A blizzard pounded Massachusetts with heavy snow and hurricane-force winds Tuesday, but state officials reported fewer power outages than expected from the storm and no catastrophic flooding along the coastline.

Icicles drip from the overhang of a picnic shelter at the Blacksburg Municipal "Hill" Golf Course  after a winter storm in Blacksburg, Va. on Saturday, Jan.  24 2015.  The National Weather Service has lifted a winter weather advisory for much of the Baltimore and Washington areas. But the advisory remains in effect until noon for western Maryland, western Virginia and points to the north.(AP Photo / The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry)

Snowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast US

- Associated Press

Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

Matthew Schiccatano rides on a snow tube as he launches off of a make shift snow jump on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 on the Shamokin, Pa. Area Elementary School campus. (AP Photo/The News-Item, Mike Staugaitis)

Northeast residents digging out, moving on from snowstorm

- Associated Press

Areas of the busy Northeast corridor were left to deal with a storm that packed a winter wallop of heavy snow and high winds for some and left others with more typical snow accumulations.

A person crosses a snow-covered Broadway in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. People in the Northeast by the thousands left work early as the region started to shut down in the face of a snowstorm that could be one for the history books, with some 35 million people in its path in the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

'Wicked storm': Blizzard drops 2 feet of snow on New England

- Associated Press

Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.

Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans' oldest cemetery

- Associated Press

A historic cemetery that may have begun the New Orleans tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists wandering about on their own because of tomb vandalism, the Catholic archdiocese that owns the property announced.