Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., speaks during the Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Shelby says he won't seek a seventh term in office in 2022. Shelby made the announcement in a statement on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)

Senators look towards bipartisan Capitol security funding deal

Senators Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) reached an estimated $2 billion bipartisan deal that would provide new funding to the Capitol police in relation to the events that occurred on January 6. The deal was reached on Tuesday and some reported it had the possibility of moving to the floor as soon as Wednesday.

Defense in Mollie Tibbets case requests new trial

Former Iowa farmhand Cristhian Bahena Rivera could get off free after being convicted for killing 20-year-old Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts. On Tuesday, Bahena Rivera’s defense attorneys pushed for a new trial for the undocumented immigrant by arguing he was framed for the murder.

Kunashiri island, part of an archipelago under Russian control, visible from the Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck in Rausu, Hokkaido prefecture. - Four of the islands known as the Northern Territories in Japan and the southern Kuril islands in Russia are disputed and remain a bitter sticking point between Tokyo and Moscow, preventing them from signing a formal peace treaty.(Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images)

Japan protests Russia’s drills in Kuril Islands

Japan has been protesting Russia’s military drills in a disputed region amid alleged talks to resolve that dispute. On Tuesday, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Russia ramped up its military presence in the Kuril Islands, which Tokyo considered unacceptable.