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

Tax proposed on U.S. companies' foreign earnings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget would impose a one-time 14 percent tax on some $2 trillion of accumulated U.S. corporate profits earned abroad and set up a 19 percent tax on future foreign earnings.  Full Article 

Death toll mounts in Ukraine fighting after peace talks fail 10:50am EST

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - Thirteen government soldiers and at least as many civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours in eastern Ukraine's separatist conflict after the collapse of peace talks, Kiev authorities said. | 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 

Mount Sinai Hospital is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Charities refuse money from Jeffrey Epstein

NEW YORK - Some charities that have received money from U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein said they are reviewing their relationships with him or will decline to accept any future gifts from him in the wake of recent allegations he forced an underage girl to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew and other powerful men.  Full Article 

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 

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Six killed in Damascus bus explosion

At least six people killed after an explosion rips through a bus thought to be carrying Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims in Damascus, Syria. Gavino Garay reports.