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In this photo released by the Iranian Presidency Office, President Hassan Rouhani visits the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside the port city of Bushehr, southern Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno)

Key House Republican: Nukes talk with Iran at dead end

- The Washington Times

The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Tuesday despite the Obama administration’s willingness to “move closer and closer to Iranian positions,” ongoing talks over the Islamic republic’s disputed nuclear program have hit a dead end.

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)

Islamic State’s Libya branch claims deadly attack on hotel

- The Washington Times

A Libyan branch of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack that killed four foreigners and five security guards at a luxury hotel in Tripoli Tuesday, the most brazen assault to date in Libya by jihadists who’ve pledged allegiance to the extremist movement.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with new Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz upon his arrival on Air Force One at King Khalid International Airport, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

- Associated Press

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 following the death of King Abdullah.

Members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Forces load bodies of police commandos into vehicles in Maguindanao, Philippines, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. More than 40 Philippine police commandos were killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas after launching an assault in which they may have killed one of southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday. (AP Photo)

Rebel killings of 44 commandos test Philippine peace deal

- Associated Press

Philippine officials asked lawmakers Tuesday not to withdraw their support from a new government peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group after some insurgents were involved in a clash that killed 44 anti-terror police commandos.

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin, center, arrives for a meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Even before Eurozone nations could fully assess the impact of the Greek election victory of a firebrand left-winger on their shaky shared currency, Alexis Tsipras moved with stunning speed to form the anti-austerity government that many feared. Still, reactions from the other nations sharing the euro echoed compromise more than imminent chaos. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

AP Interview: EU anti-terror chief: rehab for jihadis

- Associated Press

The European Union's anti-terror chief called Tuesday for countries to rehabilitate rather than punish returning jihadis with no blood on their hands, saying that some prisons have become "incubators of radicalization."

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, followed by Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, emerges from a closed-door strategy session with House Republicans, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Boehner acknowledged that there have been "a couple of stumbles" in the opening weeks of the new Republican-run Congress, as he and GOP leaders met with reporters. Rep. Johnson is the sponsor of a current bill to expedite the approval process for liquefied natural gas exports. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

- Associated Press

House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to stop the president's unilateral deportation curbs.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Black Hawk helicopter flies above University of Phoenix Stadium, site of the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, for a security demonstration for the media Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

- Associated Press

Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.

Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

- Associated Press

A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual assault cases has been found guilty on rape and other charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday.

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 Libya 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 on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia.

Smoke rises from a military base after a plane crash in Albacete, Spain, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other planes on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 people, Spain's Defense Ministry said. Another 13 people were injured in the incident at the Los Llanos base, which sent flames and a plume of black smoke billowing into the air, a Defense Ministry official said. (AP Photo/Josema Moreno)

Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base

- Associated Press

The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman who suffered serious burns died, Spain's Defense Ministry said.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) soldiers walk near the town entrance circle heading to their strongholds in Kobani, Syria. Syrian activists and Kurdish officials say the extremist Islamic State group has been nearly pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobani. (AP Photo/Jake Simkin, File)

US sees Kobani as key win, but Mosul may require new tactics

- Associated Press

The Kurdish recapture of Kobani in northern Syria appears to have provided a blueprint for defeating the Islamic State, bringing together U.S. air power with an effective ground force and protected routes for the movement of fighters and weaponry. Taking back the key Iraqi city of Mosul may be an entirely different matter.