A woman 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.  Full Article | Video 

East Ukraine death toll mounts after peace talks fail 7:54am EST

KIEV - Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers and at least seven civilians have been killed in fighting in the past 24 hours, Kiev authorities said on Sunday, reporting widespread clashes with Russian-backed separatists a day after peace talks collapsed.

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 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 

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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 

Vultures feast on a 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 

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 

Rough Cut
Silent protest in Tokyo, after IS said it beheaded hostage

People gather in front of the Japanese Prime Minister's office in Tokyo to protest, after Islamic State militants say they have beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto. Rough cut (no reporter narration).