Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) speaks to the media at his official residence in Tokyo in this January 25, 2015 photo by Kyodo. REUTERS/Kyodo

Japan condemns apparent Islamic State hostage killing

TOKYO - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the apparent killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants "outrageous and impermissible," and again called for the release of a Japanese journalist being held by the group.  Full Article | Video 

U.S. airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats 7:13pm EST

- Bomb threats against two U.S. airline flights on Saturday prompted North American air defense fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesman said.

Ukrainian servicemen guard their position in the village of Luhanska, Luhansk region January 24, 2015. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

Rebels attack key Ukraine port, 30 dead

KIEV - Pro-Russian rebels launched an offensive against the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, prompting the European Union's foreign policy chief to warn of a further "grave deterioration" in EU-Russian relations.  Full Article 

Opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras during a campaign rally in central Athens, January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Will Greece's victors pull away from eurozone?

Greece’s radical Syriza party appears poised to win Sunday’s snap elections. Its leaders insist they will ignore all austerity measures that the European Committee, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund imposed on Greece.  Commentary 


Looters target food trucks in Venezuela

SAN CRISTOBAL/CARACAS - Robbers and looters are targeting trucks carrying food across Venezuela in another sign of worsening shortages that have turned basics like flour and chicken into coveted booty.  Video | Full Article 

A woman walks in front of a snow clearing machine at New York's Central Park Zoo January 9, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Winter storm hits Northeast

A winter storm brought freezing rain and snow to New York City, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and was heading into New England, causing hazardous travel conditions and delays.  Full Article 

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The Exchange: Icy relations

Director Gabe Polsky discusses his new film “Red Army” about the Soviet Union’s hockey dynasty and its lasting impact on Russia.  Video 

Bernice King and Martin Luther King III speakat the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, July 7, 2009. REUTERS/Mark J. Terrill/Pool

One lawsuit left in Martin Luther King dispute

ATLANTA - One of two lawsuits involving the children of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was dropped, possibly signaling a thaw in tensions as they fight over the sale of his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.  Full Article 

At Iowa summit, Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush

New York businessman Donald Trump says potential 2016 Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush shouldn't be allowed to run. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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