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A man strolls on a walking path Monday at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., with the Statue of Liberty in the distance. The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of over 35 million people began shutting down.Associated Press

Storm threatens the Northeast with historic snow (w/video)

NEW YORK 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. Snow was coating cars and building up on sidewalks and …

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  1. Gowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi

    National

    WASHINGTON — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that the bipartisan inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.

    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014, file photo, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, the ranking member, confer as the panel holds its first public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. [Associated Press]
  2. Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

    National

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.

    [Times files (2008)]
  3. Officials still waiting for IDs on bodies found after Craigslist contact

    Crime

    McRAE, Ga. — Three days after Bud Runion posted an ad on the website Craigslist that he was seeking to buy a 1966 Mustang convertible, he and his wife set out for a small farming community in southern Georgia to meet with a potential seller. Then they vanished.

    This photo provided Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, by the Cobb County Police Department, shows Elrey "Bud'' Runion, of Marietta, Ga. Runion, 69, and his wife June Runion, 66, are missing after driving across the state to check out a classic car advertised on Craigslist, and police say the man who last had phone contact with them faces charges. [Associated Press]
  4. Obama defends U.S. ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia (w/video)

    National

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — 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 led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects Tuesday following the death of King …

    President Barack Obama meets with the new Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The president and first lady have come to express their condolences on the death of the late Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. [Associated Press]
  5. Kurds celebrate ousting Islamic State fighters from Kobani (w/video)

    World

    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle — a significant victory for both the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition.

    Kurds wave flags in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday after Kurdish fighters backed by U.S.-led airstrikes pushed ISIS fighters out of Kobani.