Pedestrians walk through the Boston Common as the snow from projected major winter storm begins to fall in Boston, Massachusetts January 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Blizzard shuts down NYC, much of Northeast

NEW YORK - A life-threatening blizzard barreled into the U.S. Northeast, affecting up to 20 percent of Americans by making workers and students housebound and halting thousands of flights.   Full Article 

Mixed earnings, Greek jitters fuel market caution 4:54am EST

LONDON - The euro rose and shares slipped in Europe on Tuesday as mixed corporate earnings and concerns over Greece kept investors cautious ahead of a busy week which will include the first policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve this year.

Ukrainian servicemen fire a machine gun in the village near Mariupol, a city on the Sea of Azov, January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Ukraine rebels move to encircle troops

KIEV/ST PETERSBURG - Russian-backed rebels advanced to encircle a Ukrainian army garrison town in a new offensive that has again unleashed all-out war after a five-month ceasefire  Full Article | Video 

A protester holds up an iPad with a message written in support of Kenji Goto, a Japanese national held captive by Islamic State militants, during a demonstration in front of the Prime Minister's Official residence in Tokyo January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan to work with Jordan for hostage release

TOKYO - Japan has vowed to work with Jordan to secure the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after the killing last week of another Japanese captive, but it reiterated that it would not give in to terrorism.  Full Article 

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella speaks at his first annual shareholders' meeting in Bellevue, Washington December 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows

SEATTLE - Microsoft reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong dollar.  Full Article 

(L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi share a moment during Obama's ceremonial reception at the forecourt of India's presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi January 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Obama prods India on religious freedom

NEW DELHI - President Barack Obama weighed in on one of India's most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country where relations between Hindus and minorities have come under strain.  Full Article 

January 26, 2015; Chandler, AZ, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addresses the media during a press conference after their arrival in preparation for Super Bowl XLIX at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

No escaping 'Deflategate' storm for the Patriots

PHOENIX - The New England Patriots escaped a winter blizzard to make their way to the Super Bowl city of Phoenix but there was no avoiding another storm as the mystery of the deflated footballs continued to swirl.  Full Article 

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Obama wraps up India visit with town hall speech

President Barack Obama calls for greater partnership between U.S. and India in a town hall speech that finishes a three-day visit to the country. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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The changing fortunes of fast food

McDonalds is down, Starbucks is up. Here's what the numbers tell us about America's new response to fast food.   Full Article