COLLECTION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN MEMORABILIA SELLS AT AUCTION SAT FOR MORE THAN $800,000 *

ITEMS INCLUDED A LOCK OF THE SLAIN PRESIDENT'S HAIR, WHICH SOLD FOR $25,000 *

IT WAS TAKEN BY U.S. SURGEON GEN JOSEPH K. BARNES SHORTLY AFTER LINCOLN WAS ASSASSINATED BY JOHN WILKES BOOTH *

SECOND ATTEMPT TO LIFT FUSELAGE OF CRASHED AIRASIA JETLINER FROM THE JAVA SEA FAILS *

TOTAL OF 70 BODIES HAVE BEEN RECOVERED FROM FLIGHT 8501, WHICH CRASHED DEC 28 WITH 162 PEOPLE ON BOARD WHILE FLYING FROM SURABAYA, INDONESIA, TO SINGAPORE *

BAD WEATHER IS A SUSPECTED FACTOR IN THE CRASH *

TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITIES HAVE RULED OUT SABOTAGE AND SAY A PRELIMINARY ACCIDENT REPORT IS EXPECTED TO BE SUBMITTED TO INTL CIVIL AVIATION ORG THIS WEEK *

NORTHEAST BRACING FOR ANOTHER MAJOR SNOWSTORM *

NATL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS STORM SYSTEM MOVING OUT OF THE MIDWEST WILL TARGET THE NORTHEAST BEGINNING LATE SUN NIGHT INTO MON AND INTENSIFY WELL INTO TUES *

AREAS EAST OF NYC COULD RECEIVE MORE THAN A FOOT OF SNOW IF THE STORM DEVELOPS AS FEARED *

METEOROLOGISTS SAY THE SLOW MOVEMENT OF THE STORM COULD HELP PRODUCE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS *

NORWAY RELEASES IRAQI-BORN CLERIC CONVICTED IN 2012 OF MAKING DEATH THREATS AGAINST A NORWEGIAN POLITICIAN AND INTIMIDATING WITNESSES *

58-YR-OLD NAJMADDIN FARAJ AHMAD SERVED NEARLY THREE YEARS IN PRISON *

NORWAY AND U.S. ACCUSE AHMAD OF FINANCING THE DEFUNCT IRAQI SUNNI INSURGENT GROUP ANSAR AL-ISLAM, WHICH REPORTEDLY MERGED WITH ISIS LAST YEAR *

UKRAINIAN PRES PETRO POROSHENKO SAYS THERE'S IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE RUSSIAN-BACKED SEPARATISTS FIRED ROCKETS THAT HAMMERED THE UKRAINIAN CITY OF MARIUPOL SAT, KILLING AT LEAST 30 PEOPLE *

ATTACK CAME A DAY AFTER SEPARATISTS REBELS REJECTED A PEACE DEAL AND ANNOUNCED THEY WERE GOING ON A MULTI-PRONGED OFFENSIVE AGAINST UKRAINE'S GOVT *

MARIUPOL LIES BETWEEN RUSSIA AND RUSSIAN-ANNEXED CRIMEA *

PEACE DEAL SIGNED IN SEPT CALLED FOR CEASE-FIRE AND PULLOUT OF HEAVY WEAPONS FROM EASTERN UKRAINE, BUT BOTH SIDES HAVE REPEATEDLY VIOLATED THE AGREEMENT *

PRES OBAMA SAYS THE U.S. WILL WORK WITH EUROPEAN PARTNERS TO "RATCHET UP THE PRESSURE ON RUSSIA" *

SENS JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ) AND DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA) CALLING ON PRES OBAMA TO SEND MORE U.S. GROUND TROOPS TO YEMEN *

MCCAIN AND FEINSTEIN SAY MORE GROUND FORCES, PARTICULARLY SPECIAL OPS TROOPS, MAY BE NECESSARY TO REDUCE IRANIAN INFLUENCE IN YEMEN *

PRES OBAMA HAS SAID HE DOESN'T WANT TO INCREASE THE U.S. MILITARY PRESENCE IN YEMEN DESPITE DETERIORATING SECURITY THERE *

TALKS BREAK DOWN BETWEEN YEMENI POLITICAL FORCES AND THE SHIITE REBELS WHO OCCUPY THE CAPITAL *

OFFICIAL WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF A PARTY PRESENT AT THE MEETING SAYS THE ISLAMIST ISLAH PARTY PULLED OUT OF SUN'S TALKS, ALONG WITH THE SOCIALIST AND NASSERITE PARTIES *

OFFICIAL SAYS THE GROUP REJECTS DIALOGUE WITH THE HOUTHI REBELS AND CALLS FOR PEACEFUL PROTESTS AGAINST THEM *

THE PARTIES ALSO DEMAND THE RELEASE OF A GROUP OF 11 ACTIVISTS AND JOURNALISTS THE HOUTHIS DETAINED EARLIER SUN *

U.N. ENVOY SAYS HE IS CONTINUING EFFORTS TO FORGE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN POLITICAL FORCES *