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 *

PARTY OFFICIAL 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 *

MAJOR SNOWSTORM WITH BLIZZARD-LIKE CONDITIONS BEARING DOWN ON THE NORTHEAST *

NATL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING FOR THE NY AND BOSTON AREAS BEGINNING MON NIGHT *

BOSTON IS EXPECTED TO GET 18-24 INCHES OF SNOW, AND PHILADELPHIA COULD SEE 14-18 INCHES *

NYC MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO URGES CITY RESIDENTS TO MAKE NECESSARY PREPARATIONS WHILE ROADS ARE STILL CLEAR, SAYING THE STORM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BRING HISTORIC ACCUMULATIONS *

PRES OBAMA ASKING CONGRESS TO DESIGNATE MORE THAN 12 MIL ACRES OF LAND IN ALASKA AS PROTECTED WILDERNESS *

IN A WH VIDEO, THE PRES SAYS HE IS SEEKING THE DESIGNATION "SO WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT THIS AMAZING WONDER IS PRESERVED FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS" *

THE PROPOSAL, WHICH WOULD BLOCK OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION, WAS IMMEDIATELY CRITICIZED BY AK'S GOP LAWMAKERS, WHO SAY IT WILL DAMAGE THE STATE'S ECONOMY *

DOZENS KILLED AS NIGERIAN TROOPS CLASH WITH ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS WHO ATTACKED MAIDUGURI, THE BIGGEST CITY IN NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA *

INSURGENTS ALSO CONTINUE ATTACKS TO THE SOUTH IN ADAMAWA STATE, LOOTING AND BURNING HOMES AND ABDUCTING DOZENS OF TRAPPED WOMEN AND CHILDREN *

ATTACKS COME AS SECY OF STATE JOHN KERRY VISITS LAGOS, NIGERIA'S COMMERCIAL CAPITAL NEARLY 1,000 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MAIDUGURI *

KERRY SAYS THE U.S. IS SHARING INTEL WITH NIGERIA AND WILL CONTINUE TO HELP BATTLE EXTREMISM IF THE FEB PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PROCEEDS IN A NONVIOLENT, DEMOCRATIC FASHION *

RADICAL LEFT-WING PARTY WINS PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN GREECE *

SYRIZA PARTY PROMISES TO END GREECE'S AUSTERITY PROGRAM, WHICH BEGAN WHEN AN INTERNATIONAL BAILOUT SAVED THE COUNTRY FROM BANKRUPTCY IN 2010 *

VICTORY SETS THE STAGE FOR A POTENTIAL SHOWDOWN WITH CREDITORS THAT COULD SHAKE THE EUROZONE *

GOVERNING CENTER-RIGHT NEW DEMOCRACY PARTY CAME IN A DISTANT SECOND, THOUGH IT'S STILL TOO CLOSE TO CALL WHETHER SYRIZA WON ENOUGH SEATS TO GOVERN OUTRIGHT *

AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE KILLED IN CLASHES BETWEEN POLICE AND ANTI-GOVT PROTESTERS ACROSS EGYPT *

PROTESTS MARKED THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UPRISING THAT TOPPLED LONGTIME LEADER HOSNI MUBARAK *

ONE POLICE OFFICER WAS AMONG THE DEAD, AND DOZENS OF PROTESTERS WERE ALSO INJURED, HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY *

DOZENS OF PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN SIMILAR PROTESTS LAST YEAR *