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

14 percent tax proposed on untaxed foreign earnings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget would impose a one-time 14 percent tax on some $2 trillion of untaxed foreign earnings accumulated by U.S. companies abroad and use that to fund infrastructure projects.  Full Article 

Death toll mounts in Ukraine fighting after peace talks fail 8:58am EST

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers and 10 civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours in the country's separatist-minded east, Kiev authorities said, after the collapse of peace talks dimmed hopes of a near-term ceasefire.

Goodell plays defense

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media before Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Arizona January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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 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 

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 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 

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Pro-democracy protesters return to Hong Kong

Thousands return to the streets of Hong Kong in the first mass pro-democracy protest since activists occupied parts of the city for three months last year. Gavino Garay reports.