- Outgoing Greek prime minister concedes defeat in elections
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's outgoing prime minister has conceded defeat to the radical left Syriza party, saying he is delivering a country that has put the worst of its financial crisis behind it.
- Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages
TOKYO (AP) — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.
- Northeast braces for massive snowstorm
NEW YORK (AP) — A winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto: a storm the National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 feet or more of snow between New York and Boston.
- Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich Coastal Plain.
- French arrests raise question: Is free speech for all?
LONDON (AP) — When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech.
- Quinn has led Seattle to record-setting defense
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Almost every day during training camp and often during the season, Dan Quinn would put on large padded gloves and essentially go through a sparring session with the Seattle Seahawks defensive linemen as they warmed up for practice working on pass rushing techniques.
- Belichick on deflated balls: 'We try to do everything right'
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.
- Wade, Bosh, Whiteside lead Heat over Bulls 96-84
CHICAGO (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 26 points, Chris Bosh finished with 20 and Hassan Whiteside had unconventional triple-double to help the Miami Heat beat the sluggish Chicago Bulls 96-84 Sunday.
- Kyrgios to meet Murray in in Australian Open quarterfinals
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — He upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, and followed up Sunday by beating the guy who ousted Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Next up for Nick Kyrgios is a quarterfinal against Andy Murray at Melbourne Park.
- AP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal
PHOENIX (AP) — The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship.