2012 GOP NOMINEE MITT ROMNEY SAYS HE WILL NOT RUN FOR PRES IN 2016 *

ANNOUNCEMENT COMES THREE WEEKS AFTER HE UNEXPECTEDLY SAID HE WAS CONSIDERING ANOTHER RUN AT WHITE HOUSE *

BUT SEVERAL PAST FUNDRAISERS HAVE SAID THEY WERE SUPPORTING FL GOV JEB BUSH, AND TRUSTED POLITICAL ADVISER DAVID KOCHEL HAS JOINED BUSH'S TEAM *

UKRAINE'S U.N. AMB SAYS KIEV WILL SOON ASK THE WORLD BODY TO FORMALLY RECOGNIZE RUSSIA AS A SPONSOR OF TERRORISM *

AMB YURIY SERGEYEV SAYS UKRAINE WILL SUBMIT A DRAFT RESOLUTION TO THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT ECHOES THIS WK'S DECLARATION BY THE COUNTRY'S PARLIAMENT *

UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT ALSO DECLARED THE RUSSIA-BACKED SEPARATIST REPUBLICS IN THE EAST TO BE TERRORIST ORGS, FORMALLY ELIMINATING THE POSSIBILITY OF HOLDING PEACE TALKS WITH THEM *

SECY OF STATE JOHN KERRY WILL TRAVEL TO UKRAINE NEXT WK TO SHOW U.S. SUPPORT FOR ITS GOVT *

KERRY WILL LEAVE FOR KIEV ON FEB 5 AND THEN TRAVEL TO AN INTL SECURITY CONFERENCE IN MUNICH *

STATE DEPT SPOX SAYS KERRY WILL NOT VISIT MOSCOW AS SPECULATED, BUT WILL MEET WITH RUSSIAN FOREIGN MIN SERGEY LAVROV IN GERMANY *

PENTAGON SPOX SAYS GUNMAN WHO KILLED THREE AMERICAN CONTRACTORS AT AFGHANISTAN'S KABUL AIRPORT WAS WEARING AN AFGHAN UNIFORM AND WAS SUBSEQUENTLY KILLED *

REAR ADM. JOHN KIRBY SAYS THURSDAY'S ATTACK THAT KILLED THREE CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT MECHANICS IS UNDER INVESTIGATION *

EARLIER, A TALIBAN SPOX SAID THE SHOOTER WAS A TALIBAN FIGHTER WHO HAD INFILTRATED AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES *

KIRBY SAYS U.S. HAS NO INFO TO CONFIRM OR DENY TALIBAN INVOLVEMENT *

PM STEPHEN HARPER SAYS CANADA WILL INTRODUCE NEW ANTI-TERROR LAWS THAT WILL MAKE IT A CRIME TO ENCOURAGE TERRORISM AGAINST CANADIANS *

LAWS WILL ALSO ALLOW ANYONE SUSPECTED OF TERROR PLOT INVOLVEMENT TO BE DETAINED WITHOUT CHARGE FOR UP TO SEVEN DAYS *

WORK ON THE LAW BEGAN IN OCT AFTER A GUNMAN KILLED A SOLDIER AT CANADA'S NATL WAR MEMORIAL IN OTTAWA, THEN STORMED PARLIAMENT *

OTTAWA ATTACK CAME TWO DAYS AFTER A MAN SAID TO HAVE BEEN INSPIRED BY ISIS RAN OVER TWO SOLDIERS IN A QUEBEC PARKING LOT *

WHITE HOUSE SAYS EFFORTS TO MONITOR TALIBAN DETAINEES RELEASED FROM GUANTANAMO IN EXCHANGE FOR POSSIBLE ARMY DESERTER BOWE BERGDAHL HAVE BEEN "UPDATED" OVER CONCERNS THE TERRORISTS MAY BE RETURNING TO THE BATTLEFIELD *

THE FIVE HAVE BEEN IN QATAR SINCE BEING RELEASED FOR BERGDAHL LAST YR *

SEN LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC) SAID THE MEN HAD BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THE AL QAEDA-LINKED HAQQANI NETWORK *

VENEZUELA'S MILITARY SHOOTS DOWN SMALL CIVILIAN PLANE BELIEVED TO BE CARRYING DRUGS *

OFFICIALS SAY THE PLANE, SHOT DOWN 25 MILES OFF COAST OF VENEZUELA NEAR ARUBA, ENTERED VENEZUELAN AIRSPACE WITHOUT PERMISSION AND DIDN'T RESPOND TO ORDERS TO LAND IMMEDIATELY *

400 PACKAGES OF COCAINE WERE FOUND NEAR CRASH SITE ALONG WITH HUMAN REMAINS *

VENEZUELA HAS SHOT DOWN A NUMBER OF SUSPECTED DRUG-TRAFFICKING PLANES IN RECENT YEARS, MOSTLY OVER WESTERN PART OF COUNTRY *

PRES OBAMA AND THE DALAI LAMA SET TO ATTEND NEXT WEEK'S NATL PRAYER BREAKFAST IN WASHINGTON *

WHITE HOUSE IS PLAYING DOWN ANY OFFICIAL ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO, WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY MET TOGETHER THREE TIMES *

PAST MEETINGS PROMPTED OBJECTIONS FROM CHINA'S GOVT, WHICH CONSIDERS THE DALAI LAMA AN ANTI-CHINESE SEPARATIST *

SHARES OF SHAKE SHACK MORE THAN DOUBLE IN FIRST DAY OF TRADING *

BURGER CHAIN, WHICH STARTED AS A NYC HOT DOG CART, RAISED $105 MIL IN ITS INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING THURS, SELLING 5 MIL SHARES AT $21 PER SHARE *

SHARES OF SHAKE SHACK INC ROSE $24.90, OR 118%, TO CLOSE AT $45.90 FRI *

CHAIN CURRENTLY HAS 63 LOCATIONS, MOSTLY ON THE EAST COAST, WITH PLANS FOR MORE *

JUDGE RULES ORIGINAL CASKET IN WHICH LEE HARVEY OSWALD WAS BURIED BELONGS TO OSWALD'S BROTHER, NOT THE FUNERAL HOME THAT AUCTIONED IT OFF *

OSWALD'S BROTHER SUED FUNERAL HOME AFTER IT SOLD THE PINE COFFIN FOR $87,468 IN 2010 *

OSWALD'S BODY WAS EXHUMED IN 1981, BUT THE CASKET WAS TOO DAMAGED FOR REBURIAL *

JUDGE ORDERED FUNERAL HOME TO PAY SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY IN DAMAGES TO ROBERT OSWALD, SAYING ITS CONDUCT WAS "MALICIOUS AND WANTON" *

MURDER TRIAL BEGINS FRI 35 YEARS AFTER THE DISAPPEARANCE OF A 6-YR-OLD MANHATTAN BOY *

54-YR-OLD PEDRO HERNANDEZ IS CHARGED WITH THE 1979 KIDNAPPING AND MURDER OF ETAN PATZ, WHO WAS LAST SEEN ALIVE WHILE WALKING TO A BUS STOP *

HERNANDEZ, WHO HAS A HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND A LOW IQ, CONFESSED THE KILLING TO POLICE, THOUGH HIS DEFENSE TEAM ARGUES THE CONFESSION ISN'T VALID *

PATZ WAS ONE OF THE FIRST MISSING CHILDREN TO APPEAR ON MILK CARTONS, AND THE DAY OF HIS DISAPPEARANCE IS NOW NATL MISSING CHILDREN'S DAY *

CA HEALTH OFFICIALS REPORTING MORE MEASLES CASES HAVE BEEN FOUND *

THERE ARE NOW 91 CONFIRMED MEASLES CASES IN THE STATE, UP FROM 79 WED, ACCORDING TO CA DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH *

MAJORITY OF THE INFECTIONS HAVE BEEN LINKED TO VISITS TO DISNEYLAND OR CONTACT WITH A SICK PERSON WHO WENT THERE *

CASES HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED IN MEXICO, UT, WA, CO, NE, AZ AND OREGON *