U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the armed services farewell in honor of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia, January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Tax proposed on U.S. companies' foreign earnings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposes a 19 percent tax on U.S. companies future foreign earnings and a one-time 14 percent tax on roughly $2 trillion of profits being held offshore.  Full Article 

Deadly clashes rage in east Ukraine after peace talks fail 2:54pm EST

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as pro-Russian separatists used artillery fire to try to dislodge government forces from a strategic rail hub after peace talks collapsed. | Video


A pedestrian walks past television screens displaying a news program about Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who was held hostage by Islamic State militants, on a street in Tokyo February 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Islamic State beheads Japanese hostage Goto

TOKYO - Islamic State militants said they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to vow to step up humanitarian aid to the group's opponents in the Middle East.  Full Article | Video 

Mount Sinai Hospital is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Charities refuse money from Jeffrey Epstein

NEW YORK - Some charities that have received money from U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein said they are reviewing their relationships with him or will decline to accept any future gifts from him in the wake of recent allegations he forced an underage girl to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew and other powerful men.  Full Article 

A researcher examines a slide. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

How precision medicine may save your life

Precision medicine revolves around understanding the specific genetic changes that underlie such diseases as cancer, diabetes and cystic fibrosis. Drugs tailored to address the changes are likely to be more effective.  Commentary 

Opera singer Ana Maria Martinez laughs during a visit with students at Lake View High School in Chicago, Illinois, October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Opera strives to strike a chord with U.S. youth

CHICAGO - Many teens are learning about opera for the first time thanks to one of many national outreach programs aimed at turning kids on to an old art form and injecting an aging, shrinking fan base with new life.  Full Article 

Vultures feast on road kill as commuters pass by in Great Falls, Virginia in this February 20, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

Road-kill deer: First mulched, then composted

WINDSOR, Va. - A southeastern Virginia town takes some of the 10,000 to 15,000 animals, mostly whitetail deer, killed by cars each year, piles them under sawdust and turns the remains into landscaping material for roadsides.  Full Article 

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High water swamps Venice as carnival season opens

Venice landmark St. Mark's Square is flooded by high waters on the first full day of the city's carnival. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).