Head of radical leftist Syriza party Tsipras speaks after winning elections in Athens, January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Greek leftist leader Tsipras claims victory over austerity

Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election.  Full Article 

Euro, stocks fall as anti-austerity party wins Greek election 6:54pm EST

TOKYO - The euro skidded to near an 11-year low and U.S. stock futures fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with international lenders.

U.S. President Barack Obama stands next to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) waving as they leave after giving their opening statement at Hyderabad House in New Delhi January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Obama reveals India nuclear breakthrough

NEW DELHI - President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defense ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership.  Full Article | Video 

A snow shoveler crosses a street during a winter snowstorm in Cambridge, Massachusetts January 24, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

East Coast braces for 'historic' blizzard

A swath of the East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard that is expected to dump as much as 3 feet of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people.  Full Article 

People get gasoline at a Conoco station in St. Louis, Missouri January 14, 2015, as gas prices dropped across the country over the last three months. Missouri became the first state in over five years to show an average statewide gas price under $2 per gallon.  REUTERS/Kate Munsch  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENERGY) - RTR4LH2O

U.S. gas prices at April 2009 low

NEW YORK - The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 13.3 cents in the past two weeks, falling to its lowest level since late April 2009, but the end of a months-long slide may be near, according to the Lundberg survey.  Full Article 

Chicago Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia speaks to supporters at a rally in Chicago, Illinois, January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Underdog turns up heat on Chicago mayor

CHICAGO - Billing himself as a champion of the poor, a Hispanic candidate could force well-funded Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a run-off election in the financially troubled city.  Full Article 

Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic drive a tank on the outskirts of Donetsk, Jan. 22, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Ukraine’s ceasefire has become a farce

On the issue of Ukraine, even the most well-intentioned diplomat cannot bridge the gulf between what the Kremlin says and what it does.  Commentary 

The Vince Lombardi Trophy is lifted into the air after the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL's Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami, Florida, February 7, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar

LA's lure for the NFL: Mirage or 'must do?'

LOS ANGELES - Like a shimmering desert mirage, the prospect of a National Football League team returning to the Los Angeles area has tantalized fans for two decades without coming to fruition.  Full Article 

A run-down of the top crime stories week ending January 24

A powerful New York politician arrested for corruption, a Chicago couple faces murder charges in Indonesia, and an innocent man released after almost 40 years. Justin Mitchell reports.

UFO hunter: Wearing a hat shaped like a alien space craft, Jim Muyres, of Madison Lake, Minn., video tapes the arcade outside of the international UFO convention in Roswell, the site of an alleged UFO crash in 1947. ake/DIGITAL/Photo by J.

Of UFOs, tinfoil hats and travel

From teachable homepages to induction cookers--some highlights from the week that was.   Full Article