Thomas Boyd — The Oregonian via AP
BURNS, ORE. >> The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff. The development came as Cliven Bundy — who led a Nevada standoff with federal officers in 2014 and who is also the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon standoff — was arrested   Full Story
North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket has drawn sharp condemnations and threats of new sanctions. World leaders say Sunday's launch violated a U.N. ban on Pyongyang's use of ballistic missile technology. North Korea says the launch of a new Earth observation satellite, the Kwangmyongsong 4, or Shining Star 4, is part of a peaceful space program.   Full Story
David Goldman — The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FOR DONALD TRUMP, FOR ONE NIGHT, THERE WAS SO MUCH WINNING The billionaire posts a decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, a once-unthinkable first for an enterprise built on the promise of turning politics on its head.   Full Story
Ed Hille — The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP
NORRISTOWN, PA. >> A key battle will be waged over deposition testimony by actor Bill Cosby as a sexual assault case against him moves forward. A suburban Philadelphia judge Wednesday rejected the testimony of an ex-prosecutor who says he granted Cosby immunity from prosecution a decade ago. The decision allows the case to move to a March 8 preliminary hearing.   Full Story
NORRISTOWN, PA. >> A suburban Philadelphia judge hopes to decide whether to dismiss a sexual assault case against actor Bill Cosby over an unwritten promise of immunity a former prosecutor says he gave Cosby's now-deceased lawyer a decade ago. Judge Steven T. O'Neill puzzled over the testimony of former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor on Tuesday and peppered him with   Full Story
Chris Carlson — The Associated Press
DES MOINES, IOWA >> Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were deadlocked in a tight race.   Full Story
Andrew Harnik — The Associated Press
DES MOINES, IOWA >> In a high-stakes test of enthusiasm versus organization, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday's Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations months in the making.   Full Story
CENTRE ISLAND, N.Y. >> Six seals have been spotted on the North Shore of Long Island, off Centre Island. An executive director of the Riverhead Foundation says seals are more typically seen on the East End. And most live in cold waters off Maine, Nova Scotia and Massachusetts. Newsday says biologist Rob DiGiovanni identified the six seals spotted by a retired Newsday reporter on Sunday as   Full Story
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 3 MORE ARRESTED AS BUNDY URGES REFUGE OCCUPIERS TO LEAVE It is unclear whether the last few armed ranchers still holed up at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of Burns were ready to heed his advice.   Full Story
John Locher — The Associated Press
BURNS, ORE. >> Three members of an armed group occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge surrendered to authorities, officials said, hours after their jailed leader urged remaining militants to abandon the site and "go home." The three arrests Wednesday at a checkpoint law officers have setup near the refuge, followed the arrests a day earlier of leader Ammon Bundy and seven others.   Full Story
Dave Killen — The Oregonian via AP
BURNS, ORE. >> Federal and state law officers arrested the leaders of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge, during a traffic stop along a highway in Oregon's frozen high country that prompted gunfire and left one man dead. Militant leader Ammon Bundy and his followers were reportedly heading to a community meeting at the senior center Tuesday in John Day, about 70 miles north   Full Story
Nick Ut — The Associated Press
SANTA ANA >> Unlike similar brazen escapes where inmates fled remote prisons into rural areas, the three men who broke out of a Southern California lockup escaped in the middle of densely populated Orange County — where hundreds of officers are centering the search. The investigation was focused on suburban communities where the men could be hiding among friends, family or fellow gang   Full Story
AUSTIN, TEXAS >> Two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos alleging Planned Parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue to researchers for a profit face criminal charges in Texas from a grand jury that also found no wrongdoing by the abortion provider. The Houston grand jury, which was empaneled to investigate Planned Parenthood after the Center for Medical Progress released its   Full Story
Austin Anthony — Daily News via AP
WASHINGTON >> Shoppers raided grocery and hardware stores, bishops excused Catholics from Sunday Mass and the nation's capital was shutting down Friday as a weekend blizzard began blanketing much of the Eastern United States. The first flakes of what could become two feet or more of wet, driving snow fell in Washington just after 1 p.   Full Story
ATMORE, ALA. >> Here is the latest on the execution of Christopher Eugene Brooks in Alabama. (All times are local):) 6:38 p.m. A man convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman has been put to death in Alabama's first execution in more than two years. Authorities say 43-year-old Christopher Eugene Brooks received a lethal injection in a procedure starting at 6:06 p.   Full Story