Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. PURPORTED ISLAMIC STATE MESSAGE SAYS JAPANESE, JORDANIAN HOSTAGES WILL BE KILLED IN 24 HOURS
It again demands the release of an Iraqi woman sentenced to death in Jordan for involvement in a 2005 terror attack that killed 60 people.
2. WINTER STORM PUMMELS NORTHEAST BUT LARGELY SPARES NYC
It heaps snow on parts of Massachusetts and Long Island, but fails to live up to the hype in Philadelphia and New York City.
3. GUNMEN STORM LUXURY HOTEL IN LIBYA'S CAPITAL
They kill at least five foreigners and three guards in the attack, which included a car bombing.
4. ROCKETS HIT GOLAN HEIGHTS
The fire comes after an airstrike last week in Syria killed six members of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and an Iranian general.
5. OBAMA DEFENDS TIES WITH SAUDI ARABIA
The president said the U.S. needs to cooperate closely with the oil-rich kingdom on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses.
6. POLAND MARKS 70 YEARS ON AUSCHWITZ LIBERATION
World leaders are joining in the 70th anniversary of the Soviets liberating the notorious Nazi death camp. Russia's president is notably absent after an apparent snub from Warsaw.
7. US CHARGES 3 WITH SPYING FOR RUSSIA
The defendants allegedly sought to gather sensitive intelligence on potential U.S. sanctions against Russian banks.
8. WHO'S READY TO FUNNEL $1B INTO 2016 US ELECTIONS
The political machine backed by the Koch brothers has a trove that's expected to dwarf the spending even of official Republican committees.
9. JOAN RIVERS' DAUGHTER SUES CLINIC WHERE COMIC DIED
The lawsuit paints a picture of a careless, cocky staff of doctors who ran roughshod while Rivers lay sedated - even snapping a selfie with her.
10. WHAT BELICHICK, BRADY CAN EXPECT DURING RUNUP TO SUPER BOWL
The Patriots' head coach and starting QB will be fielding lots of questions from the media this week about deflated footballs.