Workers clear the sidewalks during a snowstorm in Times Square, New York early morning January 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Northeast pounded by snow

NEW YORK - A 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.

People hold pictures of Ukrainian army pilot Nadezhda (Nadia) Savchenko as they take part in a rally demanding her liberation by Russia, at Independence Square in central Kiev, January 26, 2015.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Nine Ukrainian soldiers killed in 'tense' conflict

KIEV - Nine Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in fighting Russian-backed separatists in the past 24 hours, the Kiev military said, as rebels fought to encircle a key town straddling transport routes between their two strongholds.  Full Article 

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 

Auschwitz: 70 Years On


Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Holocaust survivors say the anniversary is a time not for celebration but for grappling with loss and sadness.  Video 

Japan vows to work with Jordan over IS hostage

Japan says it will work with Jordan to secure the release of a Japanese journalist as well as a Jordanian pilot, who are both being held by Islamic State militants. Yiming Woo reports.