Japanese markets rattled

TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei share average dropped over 5 percent, its biggest daily drop in nearly three years, with banks taking the brunt of the sell-off, while a stronger yen dragged down stocks across the board.

Obama lays out 2017 spending priorities in final White House budget 1:29am EST

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama unveils his final White House budget on Tuesday with a blueprint for fiscal year 2017 that will lay out his spending proposals for priorities from fighting Islamic State to providing for the poor.

A Tesla logo adorns a 'Model S' car in the dealership in Berlin, Germany, November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Now it is Tesla's turn to confront the bears

SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla Motors Inc faces a pivotal moment Wednesday in its fight to convince skeptical investors that it can still win against traditional auto makers in the competition to reshape the auto business.  Full Article 

Convicted murderer Adnan Syed leaves the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse in Baltimore, Maryland February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Evidence tainted in 'Serial' hearing: FBI agent

BALTIMORE - An FBI agent accused lawyers for a convicted murderer Adnan Syed of manipulating cell phone records in their bid to win a retrial for the Maryland slaying made famous by the podcast "Serial."  Full Article 

U.S. Republican presidential candidate John Kasich speaks to voters during a campaign town hall in Nashua, New Hampshire, February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The dark horse of the New Hampshire primary

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Can Republican presidential candidate John Kasich, who is polling in the low single digits nationally, pose a serious threat to Marco Rubio in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary?   Full Article | Reuters TV 

A passenger walks past a TV screen broadcasting a news report on North Korea's long range rocket launch at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, February 7, 2016.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Rocket launch may spur U.S. defense buildup

WASHINGTON - North Korea's latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said.   Full Article 

A performer plays an instrument at a temple fair in the beginning of Chinese Lunar New Year, at Huangsi Temple in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Sheng Li

Images from Lunar New Year celebrations around the world.  Slideshow | Video 

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New dinosaur species offers evolutionary clues

A recently found 200 million year old dinosaur found in Wales is offering vital clues to understanding the evolutionary change from the late Triassic to the early Jurassic Period. Jim Drury reports.

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