Head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waves after winning elections in Athens, January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greece rejects austerity

ATHENS - Greek leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras will move to build a government that will reverse years of painful austerity following a crushing election victory by his Syriza party.  Full Article 

Far-left victory in Greece bruises European markets 5:09am EST

LONDON - European shares fell and borrowing costs for the euro zone's most indebted states rose on Monday as the leftist Syriza party looked set to take on Greece's international lenders after a crushing victory in early elections. | Video

U.S. President Barack Obama stands next to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) waving as they leave after giving their opening statement at Hyderabad House in New Delhi January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Obama reveals India nuclear breakthrough

NEW DELHI - President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defense ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership.  Full Article | Video 

A snow shoveler crosses a street during a winter snowstorm in Cambridge, Massachusetts January 24, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

East Coast braces for 'historic' blizzard

A swath of the East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard that is expected to dump as much as 3 feet of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people.  Full Article 

People get gasoline at a Conoco station in St. Louis, Missouri January 14, 2015, as gas prices dropped across the country over the last three months. Missouri became the first state in over five years to show an average statewide gas price under $2 per gallon.  REUTERS/Kate Munsch  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENERGY) - RTR4LH2O

U.S. gas prices at April 2009 low

NEW YORK - The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 13.3 cents in the past two weeks, falling to its lowest level since late April 2009, but the end of a months-long slide may be near, according to the Lundberg survey.  Full Article 

A displaced boy from the minority Yazidi sect walks in a refugee camp in Shikhan January 19, 2015. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Islamic State turns captured city into fortress

BAGHDAD -Islamic State has created a police state strong enough to weather severe popular discontent and military setbacks, including the deaths of senior leaders.  Full Article 

Chicago Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia speaks to supporters at a rally in Chicago, Illinois, January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Underdog turns up heat on Chicago mayor

CHICAGO - Billing himself as a champion of the poor, a Hispanic candidate could force well-funded Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a run-off election in the financially troubled city.  Full Article 

Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic drive a tank on the outskirts of Donetsk, Jan. 22, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Ukraine’s ceasefire has become a farce

On the issue of Ukraine, even the most well-intentioned diplomat cannot bridge the gulf between what the Kremlin says and what it does.  Commentary 

The Vince Lombardi Trophy is lifted into the air after the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL's Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami, Florida, February 7, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar

LA's lure for the NFL: Mirage or 'must do?'

LOS ANGELES - Like a shimmering desert mirage, the prospect of a National Football League team returning to the Los Angeles area has tantalized fans for two decades without coming to fruition.  Full Article 

Be afraid, the Chinese are spending less

After years of big spending the Chinese are thinking twice about opening their wallets, which could send ripples throughout the world economy.

UFO hunter: Wearing a hat shaped like a alien space craft, Jim Muyres, of Madison Lake, Minn., video tapes the arcade outside of the international UFO convention in Roswell, the site of an alleged UFO crash in 1947. ake/DIGITAL/Photo by J.

Of UFOs, tinfoil hats and travel

From teachable homepages to induction cookers--some highlights from the week that was.   Full Article