Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski earns 1,000th win with victory over St. John's.

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Head of radical leftist Syriza party Tsipras waves after winning elections in Athens.
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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 eurozone into question

Nor'easter Storm Brings Light Snow To New York

Blizzard to Bury Northeast

The Northeast is braced for "paralyzing, crippling blizzard-like conditions," forecasters warn, with 2 feet of snow in some areas

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie arrives to speak at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines

It's 2016 in Iowa

Likely Republican presidential candidates gathered in Iowa over the weekend to woo would-be voters and caucus-goers at a "freedom summit"

Pope Francis smiles during a meeting with young people at Manila university

Pope Francis Trades Doves for Balloons

Children visiting the Vatican released balloons instead of doves in a ritual that serves as a gesture of peace. The change follows an incident last year when doves were attacked by two other birds, a crow and a seagull

Jason Garcia

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Seen as Disease Fix

Scientists could release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys in an attempt to kill off insects that spread the diseases dengue and chikungunya—if their proposal wins regulatory approval

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


Deep Depp Trouble at the U.S. Box Office

Johnny Depp's critically mauled comedy Mortdecai took in only $4 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office, as Clint Eastwood's American Sniper passed the $200 million mark, becoming the second highest-earning movie of all time in the U.S.


Dennis Rodman Doesn't Believe North Korea Hacked Sony

Basketball star and frequent visitor to the hermit kingdom counters U.S. government's claim that it hacked the movie studio last year. "North Korea is going to hack a comedy, a movie that is really nothing? I can’t see that happening," he said


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

Meet the Press - Season 68

Obama Aide: U.S.-Israel Ties 'Deep and Abiding'

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough repudiated reports of a rift between the Obama administration and the Israeli Prime Minister on Sunday, after the Israeli leader agreed to speak to Congress in March without the President's knowledge

John Kerry Meets With Angela Merkel

Boko Haram Storms City as Kerry Visits Nigeria

Islamist extremists attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts and continued scorched-earth attacks on villages to the south as the U.S. Secretary of State arrived in Lagos to discuss the insurgency with President Jonathan Goodluck


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