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The Left Wins in Greece

A radical left-wing party that is demanding an end to Greece's painful austerity measures won Sunday's parliamentary elections, threatening renewed turmoil in global markets and throwing the country's continued membership in the euro zone into question

Winter Weather

Storm Headed for Northeast U.S.

A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 ft. of snow from New Jersey to Connecticut on Monday, crippling a region largely spared this winter

Scott Walker

Presidential Race 'Kicks Off'

Republican candidates-to-be have been dialing for dollars and loyalty in a contest that may prove more consequential than speeches to crowds

Paulina Vega

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega Named Miss Universe

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, 21, was crowned Miss Universe in a live show in Miami on Sunday night. Miss USA Nia Sanchez from Las Vegas was named runner-up, along with Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha

Uzo Aduba of the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" poses backstage with her award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles

See All the Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners

The cream of Hollywood assembled late Sunday to discover who will be honored at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015. The ceremony is seen as a vital predictor before the all-important Academy Awards. Here are this year's winners

FBI Release Images Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

Boston Bomber Jury Service Could Be Test for Catholics

There is a distinct possibility that many of Boston's 2 million Roman Catholics won't be able to perform jury service in the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev without violating their faith, which forbids them from imposing the death penalty

US President Barack Obama in India

Obama and India's Modi See Nuclear 'Breakthrough'

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said they had made progress on nuclear cooperation, with Obama declaring a "breakthrough understanding" in efforts to free U.S. investment in nuclear energy in India

Mideast Iraq

Angelina Jolie Pleads for Syrian and Iraqi Refugees

Speaking from a displaced-persons camp in northern Iraq on Sunday, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie asked the worldwide community to pledge more financial support for refugees in Syria and Iraq to prevent a catastrophic humanitarian crisis

The First World War exhibition open - London

Australia Makes Britain’s Prince Philip a Knight

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott spent Monday morning mired in controversy after his office kicked off National Day celebrations by ennobling Britain’s loose-tongued Prince Philip as a Knight of the Order of Australia


Los Angeles' Homeless Camps Are Growing

Because of redevelopment and soaring rent prices pushing more people onto the streets, homeless camps in downtown Los Angeles are growing past their original boundaries and spilling over into other areas of the city


Japan Shocked By Reports of ISIS Hostage Death

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said a video circulating online purporting to show hostage Haruna Yukawa had been killed was likely authentic, and called on the Islamist militants to release a second hostage, 47-year-old journalist Kenji Goto, unharmed


Obama Moves to Protect Alaskan Wildlife

The Obama Administration will ask Congress to protect millions of acres of land in Alaska from a range of human activity including drilling and road construction, officials said. The proposal will undoubtedly meet opposition in Congress