People walk past television screens displaying a news program, about an Islamic State video showing Japanese captive Kenji Goto, on a street in Tokyo January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Islamic State says beheads Japanese hostage Goto

BEIRUT/TOKYO - Islamic State militants released a video which purported to show the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who the al Qaeda offshoot had been holding hostage.  Full Article 

Ukraine peace talks collapse, Kiev and separatists trade blame 4:47pm EST

MINSK/KIEV - Peace talks on Ukraine collapsed on Saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress towards a new ceasefire but with Ukraine's representative and separatist envoys angrily accusing each other of sabotaging the meeting. | Video

Goodell plays defense

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media before Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Arizona January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL HEADSHOT)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's annual Super Bowl state of the league address was not so much about highlighting the league as it was defending his own job performance during what has been a tumultuous season.  Full Article | Video 

A man shoots video footage of part of the fuselage of crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 inside a storage facility at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun, January 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Beawiharta

AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA/PARIS - The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane.  Full Article 

Luna, an electronic cigarette vaporizer, and its components are seen at Thermo-Essence Technologies in San Carlos, California May 2, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Smokers prefer e-cigs to traditional quitting aids

NEW YORK - E-cigarettes are transforming the market for smoking cessation products and slowing the $2.4 billion in global sales of long-standing aids such as nicotine patches and gum.  Full Article 

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Vigilantes fight human trafficking

Armed volunteers patrol southern Thailand to help to tackle human trafficking as the country fights to improve its record.  Video 

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves the federal court in New York January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

American corruption is exceptional, too

The difference between corruption in the United States and many truly lawless nations is that U.S. politicians invariably get caught.  Commentary 

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Fire destroys scientific library in Moscow

A fire in Moscow destroys a building of the library of the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences, but local media says no unique books and manuscripts were damaged. Nathan Frandino reports.