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Rescue personnel stand in front of two trains that collided head-on near Bad Aibling, southern Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Several people have been killed and dozens were injured. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Train crash in Germany kills at least 8, injures 150

- Associated Press

Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least eight people and injuring some 150, police said.

"In my 50-plus years in the intelligence business, I cannot recall a more diverse array of crises and challenges than we face today," Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said at a daylong Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Counterterror chief warns of widening array of terror dangers

- The Washington Times

President Obama’s top intelligence official warned Tuesday that the country is facing an unusually broad range of security threats, from Islamic State recruitment of extremists inside the U.S., to Iranian support for terrorism, to the expanding pursuit by Russia and China of cyberspying technology and weapons capable of neutralizing U.S. satellites orbiting the earth.

In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, people walk by a screen showing the news reporting about an earthquake near North Korea's nuclear facility, in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

North Korea and its provocations: Belligerence as strategy

- Associated Press

In Japan, the prime minister said North Korea would be committing a “grave, provocative act” if it followed through on plans to launch a long-range rocket. South Korea warned of “searing consequences” if the launch went ahead. Moscow and Washington, which rarely agree on much of anything these days, both denounced Pyongyang’s plans. Even China, North Korea’s closest ally, said it was worried.

Rescue workers using excavators continue to search the rubble of a collapsed building complex in Tainan, Taiwan, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Annie Ho)

Taiwan seeks detention of developers of toppled building

- Associated Press

Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake, killing dozens of people, official media said Tuesday.

A protester holds bricks in front of fires in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

- Associated Press

Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fishballs and other local holiday delicacies, with dozens injured and arrested.

In this May 30, 2013, file photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. The wife of a former senior leader of the Islamic State has been charged in federal court with contributing to the death of Mueller. The Justice Department on Feb. 8, 2016, announced charges against 25-year-old Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, who's also known as Umm Sayyaf. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Jo. L. Keener, File)

Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller’s death

- Associated Press

The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker’s death, the Justice Department says.

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These composite photos provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation show Sirhan Sirhan from left, in Oct. 29, 2009, Sept. 20, 2012, and Nov. 22, 2013.  For nearly 50 years, Sirhan has been consistent: He says he doesn't remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The Jerusalem native, now 71, has given no inkling that he will change his story at his 15th parole hearing set for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in San Diego. He is serving a life sentence that was commuted from death when the California Supreme Court briefly outlawed capital punishment in 1972. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

Parole hearing set for Robert Kennedy killer Sirhan Sirhan

- Associated Press

For nearly 50 years, Sirhan Sirhan has been consistent: He says he doesn't remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Senate to vote on hitting North Korea with tougher sanctions

- Associated Press

The Senate is considering hitting North Korea with more stringent sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang's satellite launch and technical advances that U.S. intelligence agencies say the reclusive Asian nation is making in its nuclear weapons program.

Waris Ahluwalia, a member of the Sikh community, gives an interview in Mexico City, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. The Indian-American actor and designer who wasn't allowed to board a Mexico City-to-New York flight after refusing to remove his turban said Tuesday that he is satisfied with an apology from the airline.  Ahluwalia said he is now waiting for Aeromexico to implement special training on how to treat Sikh passengers, for whom the headgear carries deep religious significance. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Sikh man barred from Mexico flight sees 'small victory'

- Associated Press

An Indian-American actor and designer who was turned away from an airline flight after refusing to remove his Sikh turban during a security check said he's "thrilled" that Aeromexico is vowing to overhaul its screening protocols.

California expands search tool for campaign data

Associated Press

California regulators have launched a new web tool that sheds light on small and independent political contributions that previously were more difficult to track online.

Pentagon seeks funding for Libya, Africa military operations

- Associated Press

The Pentagon is seeking $200 million in the 2017 budget for counterterrorism operations in Libya and other portions of North and West Africa, but Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that Libyans must take the lead in eliminating the Islamic State threat in their country.

Next up: New Hampshire set to vote in nation's first primary

- Associated Press

It's been 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long. More than a few started popping up a full two years before Tuesday's state election, and nearly all have spent recent months hosting town hall meetings, holding rallies and meeting voters.