HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPT SAYS ABOUT 9.5 MIL PEOPLE HAVE ENROLLED IN OBAMACARE COVERAGE THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF JAN *

HHS SAYS MORE THAN 7.1 MIL PEOPLE SIGNED UP IN THE FED EXCHANGE, WHILE ANOTHER 2.4 MIL SIGNED UP THROUGH STATE EXCHANGES *

DEADLINE FOR 2015 ENROLLMENT IS FEB 15...MEANWHILE, FOX NEWS HAS LEARNED THE HOUSE PLANS TO VOTE NEXT WK ON A FULL REPEAL OF OBAMACARE NEXT WK *

THIEVES IN A STOLEN SUV SMASH THROUGH THE DOORS OF SAN FRANCISCO'S WELLS FARGO HISTORY MUSEUM AND STEAL ABOUT $10,000 WORTH OF GOLD NUGGETS *

THE ROBBERS ESCAPED IN A WAITING SEDAN *

A RARE COIN DEALER SAYS THE THIEVES MAY HAVE TROUBLE SELLING THE NUGGETS UNLESS THEY MELT THEM DOWN...HEIST IS REPORTEDLY SIMILAR TO OTHER RECENT SMASH-AND-GRAB ROBBERIES OF VALUABLE METALS AND HIGH-END GOODS IN THE AREA *

UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT DECLARES RUSSIAN-BACKED SEPARATIST REPUBLICS OF DONETSK AND LUHANSK IN THE COUNTRY'S EAST TO BE TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS *

MOVE FORMALLY ELIMINATES THE POSSIBILITY OF HOLDING PEACE TALKS WITH REPS FROM THE AREAS *

IT COMES AFTER RUSSIAN PRES VLADIMIR PUTIN PUSHED THE UKRAINIAN GOVT TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO REBELS IN A BID TO END FIGHTING THAT'S KILLED ABOUT 5,100 PEOPLE SINCE APRIL *

THIRTY BABIES PLACED UNDER HOME ISOLATION IN CA'S ALAMEDA COUNTY AMID MEASLES OUTBREAK THAT ORIGINATED LAST MONTH AT DISNEYLAND *

THERE ARE 87 CONFIRMED CASES ACROSS SEVEN STATES AND MEXICO *

MEASLES, WHICH IS SPREAD BY COUGHING AND SNEEZING, WAS LARGELY ELIMINATED IN U.S. IN 2000, BUT CAN ENTER U.S. FROM ABROAD AND SPREAD AMONG THOSE NOT VACCINATED *

U.S. EXPERIENCED RECORD NUMBER OF MEASLES CASES LAST YEAR, WITH 644 INFECTIONS REPORTED FROM 27 STATES *

U.S. STOCKS PLUMMET TUES ON WEAK ECONOMIC DATA AND BLUE-CHIP FOURTH-QUARTER EARNINGS *

DOW PLUNGED 291 PTS, OR 1.65%, TO 17,387, WHILE S&P 500 FELL 27 PTS, OR 1.3%, TO 2,029 *

NASDAQ WAS DOWN 90 PTS, OR 1.89%, TO 4,681 *

DOW RECOVERED FROM HEAVY LOSSES EARLIER IN THE DAY AFTER FALLING AS MUCH AS 390 PTS, THE BIGGEST DROP IN THREE MONTHS *

NEWLY APPOINTED SURGEON GEN DR. VIVEK MURTHY SAYS PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE "IN DESPERATE NEED OF CLARITY" ON E-CIGARETTES TO HELP GUIDE GOVT POLICY ON THE PRODUCTS *

MURTHY SAYS UNANSWERED QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT THEIR HEALTH IMPACT, CONTENTS, AND WHETHER THEY'RE A GATEWAY TO TRADITIONAL SMOKING *

FDA PROPOSED ITS FIRST REGS FOR E-CIGARETTES IN APRIL, INCLUDING BANNING SALES TO MINORS AND REQUIRING HEALTH WARNING LABELS *

SCIENTIFIC STUDIES ON E-CIGARETTES HAVE BEEN INCONCLUSIVE *

GOOGLE TAPS FOUR METRO AREAS IN SOUTHEAST TO RECEIVE ITS GIGABIT-SPEED FIBER OPTIC SERVICE, WHICH CAN DELIVER INTERNET SPEEDS MORE THAN 50 TIMES NATL BROADBAND AVG *

SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN NASHVILLE; ATLANTA; RALEIGH-DURHAM AND CHARLOTTE *

FIVE WESTERN CITIES, INCLUDING PHOENIX; SALT LAKE CITY; SAN JOSE; PORTLAND; AND SAN ANTONIO REMAIN IN RUNNING FOR SERVICE AT LATER DATE *

LAUNCHED AS AN EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT IN 2010, GOOGLE FIBER IS ALREADY AVAILABLE IN PROVO, UTAH; KANSAS CITY, MO; KANSAS CITY, KS; AND AUSTIN, TX *

PRES OBAMA AND U.S. DELEGATION TRAVELING TO SAUDI ARABIA TUES TO PAY RESPECTS TO THE LATE KING ABDULLAH, WHO DIED FRI *

THE PRES MET THE COUNTRY'S NEW RULER KING SALMAN, WITH THE HOUR-LONG MEETING FOCUSED ON SECURITY ISSUES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, ACCORDING TO A SR U.S. OFFICIAL *

U.S. DELEGATION VISITING THE OIL-RICH COUNTRY INCLUDED SECY OF STATE JOHN KERRY, SEN JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ) AND FMR MEMBERS OF THE BUSH ADMIN *

WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT'S DROPPING A PROPOSAL TO SCALE BACK THE TAX BENEFITS OF COLLEGE SAVINGS PLANS AMID A BACKLASH FROM BOTH REPUBS AND DEMS *

THE PROPOSAL, WHICH PRES OBAMA ANNOUNCED IN THE SOTU ADDRESS, WOULD REDUCE TAX BENEFITS OF FUTURE CONTRIBUTIONS TO 529 COLLEGE SAVINGS PLANS, WITH THE ADDL REVENUE HELPING TO EXPAND A TAX CREDIT THAT FAMILIES COULD USE FOR EDUCATION *

OBAMA ADMIN OFFICIAL SAYS THE WHITE HOUSE WILL NOT ASK CONGRESS TO PASS THE PROPOSAL "SO THAT THEY CAN INSTEAD FOCUS ON DELIVERING A LARGER PACKAGE OF EDUCATION TAX RELIEF THAT HAS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT" *

LABOR DEPT REPORT SHOWS JOBLESS RATES FELL IN 46 STATES IN 2014 *

ALL STATES ADDED JOBS EXCEPT FOR MS *

NATIONWIDE, EMPLOYERS ADDED NEARLY 3 MIL JOBS IN 2014, THE MOST SINCE 1999, WHILE NATL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SANK TO 5.6% FROM 6.7% *

TEXAS JUDGE REFUSES TO DISMISS A FELONY ABUSE-OF-POWER CASE AGAINST FORMER GOV RICK PERRY (R), RULING CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THE POSSIBLE 2016 PRES CANDIDATE SHOULD STAND *

PERRY'S DEFENSE TEAM ARGUES THE FMR GOV WAS ACTING WITHIN HIS RIGHTS AS STATE'S CHIEF EXEC WHEN HE PUBLICLY THREATENED, THEN CARRIED OUT, A 2013 VETO OF STATE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC CORRUPTION PROSECUTORS *

DISTRICT JUDGE RULED TEXAS LAW PROHIBITS A "PRETRIAL DETERMINATION" OF CONSTITUTIONALITY *

CHARGES STEM FROM PERRY'S VETO OF FUNDING FOR THE TRAVIS COUNTY DA'S OFFICE, AFTER THE COUNTY DA REBUFFED PERRY'S CALLS TO RESIGN AFTER SHE WAS CONVICTED OF DRUNKEN DRIVING *

JAPANESE DIPLOMATIC ENVOY ENGAGING IN ANOTHER DAY OF SECRET TALKS IN JORDAN AIMED AT SECURING THE RELEASE OF A JAPANESE JOURNALIST AND A JORDANIAN PILOT HELD BY ISIS *

TALKS GAINING GREATER URGENCY AFTER ISIS ISSUED AN ULTIMATUM TUES THREATENING TO KILL THE TWO HOSTAGES WITHIN 24 HOURS UNLESS JORDAN FREES AN IRAQI WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR HER INVOLVEMENT IN A 2005 TERROR ATTACK THAT KILLED 60 PEOPLE *

JAPAN'S PM SHINZO ABE CONDEMNING THE TERROR GROUP'S LATEST ULTIMATUM, CALLING IT AN "EXTREMELY DESPICABLE ACT" *

EARLIER THIS WK, ISIS RELEASED A VIDEO SHOWING CAPTIVE JOURNALIST KENJI GOTO HOLDING A PHOTO OF WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE DEAD BODY OF FELLOW JAPANESE HOSTAGE HARUNA YUKAWA *

ISRAELI RIGHTS GROUP RELEASES SCATHING REPORT ON CIVILIAN DEATHS FROM ISRAELI ATTACKS ON GAZA THIS SUMMER *

THE B'TSELEM GROUP SAYS MAJORITY OF PEOPLE KILLED IN ISRAELI ATTACKS WERE WOMEN, MINORS OR ELDERLY *

THE GROUP ALSO CLAIMS SOME ATTACKS VIOLATED RULES OF WAR AND WERE APPROVED BY HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS *

ISRAELI MILITARY HAS NOT COMMENTED ON THE REPORT *

U.N. ESTIMATES MORE THAN 2,200 PALESTINIANS WERE KILLED, MOST OF THEM CIVILIANS, DURING THE FIVE-MONTH CONFLICT, ALONG WITH 67 ISRAELI SOLDIERS AND FIVE CIVILIANS *

PARENTS OF 43 MISSING MEXICAN STUDENTS REJECT A GOVT DECLARATION THE YOUTHS WERE KILLED AND INCINERATED AFTER BEING SEIZED BY POLICE IN IGUALA *

PROSECUTORS CLAIM POLICE TURNED THE STUDENTS OVER TO A VIOLENT MEXICAN GANG WITH TIES TO THE CITY'S MAYOR *

BUT ATTYS FOR THE PARENTS SAY THE INVESTIGATION MUST CONTINUE, CITING LACK OF FORENSIC EVIDENCE *

PARENTS ALSO SAY THEY PLAN TO FILE A COMPLAINT BEFORE THE U.N. OFFICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS *

THE INCIDENT SPOTLIGHTS ISSUES OF POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND DRUG CARTELS IN MEXICO *

ISIS AFFILIATE SAID TO HAVE CARRIED OUT TUES'S LIBYA HOTEL ATTACK, WHICH KILLED AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE, INCLUDING ONE U.S. CITIZEN *

SEVERAL GUNMEN STORMED THE CORINTHIA HOTEL IN TRIPOLI, OPENING FIRE IN THE RECEPTION AREA *

TWO ATTACKERS WERE KILLED FOLLOWING AN HOURSLONG STANDOFF, AND LIBYAN OFFICIALS SAY THE SITUATION IS "UNDER CONTROL *