A woman cries as she holds a portrait of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto on a placard, during a rally against Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in front of Abe's official residence in Tokyo, February 1, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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 and help bring his killers to justice.  Full Article 

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 

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Teachers learn to shoot after Peshawar attack

Teachers in Peshawar receive gun training from police, after last month's school attack by Taliban militants killed more than 130 people.  Video 

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 

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 

Rough Cut
Australia and UK condemn latest apparent IS beheading

Australian PM and British Foreign Secretary send condolences to Japan after Islamic State militants said they had beheaded a Japanese hostage. Rough cut (no reporter narration).