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United States

European stocks fall in early trading after US Federal Reserve signals it plans to go ahead with raising interest rates later this year - @Reuters

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North Korea nuclear program

North Korea may be attempting to restart main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after 5-month shutdown, US research institute says - @AP

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air travel

US official: Spike in online threats against airlines since Jan. 17; authorities have received more than 50, none have proved credible - @cnnbrk

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Obama 2nd term nominations

Senate confirmation hearing for US attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch ends after just under 8 hours - @frankthorpNBC

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Alexis Tsipras

White House: President Obama congratulates with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras in phone call; says he looks forward to working with new Greek government 'to help Greece return to a path of long-term prosperity'

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Chuck Hagel

Photo: US Secretary of State John Kerry, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice at tribute to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel - @markknoller

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Chuck Hagel

President Obama at Defense Secretary Hagel's farewell: Today is a celebration of a man from the heartland who devoted his life to America

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markets

US stocks dive after Fed statement; Dow off about 190 points at close as energy shares lead slide - @USATODAY

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Hezbollah attack on Israeli military, Jan. 28, 2015

US State Department says it strongly condemns Hezbollah attack on Israel Defense Forces; says it's a blatant violation of ceasefire between Lebanon, Israel; 'We urge all parties to refrain from any action that could escalate the situation'

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US-Cuba relations

More: Cuban President Raul Castro demands end of US embargo to renew ties - @AFP

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US-Cuba relations

Cuban President Castro says he will not accept any pressures on internal affairs in current talks with US - @Reuters

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Michelle Obama

White House on Michelle Obama not wearing head scarf during trip: Attire the First Lady wore to Saudi Arabia is the same as former First Ladies - @lesleyclark

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US Federal Reserve

More: US Federal Reserve says inflation remains well below 2% target; will likely decline before starting to gradually rise - @AP

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US Federal Reserve

US Federal Reserve voices new concerns about low inflation, repeats aim to be 'patient' in raising rates - @AP

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Hezbollah attack on Israeli military, Jan. 28, 2015

US State Department says Israel has right to self-defense but preference is to reduce tensions - @HannahAllam

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Tripoli, Tripoli, LY

France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain, the UK, and the US strongly condemn yesterday's attack on the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, in joint statement

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United States

US stocks open higher; Apple earnings results lift Nasdaq - @MarketsTicker

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US and partner nations launched 13 airstrikes against Islamic State forces near Kobani, Syria, in the last 24 hours - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

US signs agreement providing Ukraine with $2 billion in loan guarantees to help country with 'near-term social spending' in 2015 - @ReutersBiz

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Alibaba

Chinese regulators accuse e-commerce giant Alibaba of allowing sales of fake goods and other mismanagement in report withheld to avoid disrupting US stock market debut - @AP

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