Here's a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 2, 2015.
Blizzard wreaks havoc from Chicago to Boston
The year's first major winter storm brought heavy snow and strong winds to the Chicago area, and it's moving toward the Northeast.
[Read more from USA Today]
Record TV ratings for Super Bowl
New England's win over Seattle scored the highest-ever overnight television ratings for a Super Bowl and also set milestones for Twitter and Facebook.
[Read more from CBS News]
ISIS beheading of hostage draws outrage in Japan
Japanese citizens and the government reacted with sorrow and outrage to the posting by the Islamic State of a video purporting to show the grisly killing of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.
[Read more from The New York Times]
Obama proposes $4 trillion budget
President Obama���s $4 trillion budget request, with familiar proposals for new spending and higher taxes, landed on the desks of the Republican-led Congress Monday.
[Read more from The Washington Post]