10 things to know for Tuesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. OBAMA TO SEEK NEW WAR POWERS TO FIGHT ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS
He intends to leave open the option to send in combat forces if needed, a congressional official tells the AP.
2. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES LAUNCHES AIRSTRIKES FROM JORDAN ON ISLAMIC STATE GROUP
The move marks the country's return to combat operations against the militants after it halted flights late last year.
3. MALAYSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER SENT TO PRISON
Anwar Ibrahim's conviction of sodomy is upheld by the nation's top court, landing him a prison sentence of five years in a trial widely seen as politically motivated.
4. FIGHTING INTENSIFIES IN EASTERN UKRAINE AHEAD OF PEACE TALKS
Both sides claim significant advances and the government accuses the rebels of shelling a town far behind the front lines.
5. VERMONTERS STEP UP OPPOSITION TO GUN RESTRICTIONS
In one of the most liberal states in the country, proposed measures that include expanding background checks to private sales are drawing criticism from locals.
6. WHERE EPIC SNOWS ARE SETTING RECORDS
Boston is hit with the most snowfall recorded in a 30-day period at 61.6 inches.
7. HOW SOME IN CENTRAL EUROPE ARE TRAPPED IN THEIR HOMES
Homeowners who took out mortgages in Swiss francs are now reeling from the surge in its value in recent weeks.
8. TRANSGENDER RIGHTS FACING PIVOTAL MOMENT
Media visibility and legal rights are coming through but violence and unemployment still threaten that community.
9. STRAUSS-KAHN GIVES FIRST TESTIMONY IN AGGRAVATED PIMPING CASE
The former IMF boss tells a French court that he was unaware that women who participated in orgies at luxury hotels in Paris and Washington D.C. were prostitutes.
10. WHICH LONG-LOST APOLLO 11 ARTIFACT HAS COME TO LIGHT
A 16 mm camera used to film Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon goes on display at the Smithsonian after the astronaut's widow discovered it in a closet.