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Archived Since:February 11, 2011

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At least two killed in gas explosion near Mexico City maternity hospital

At least two people have been killed and 60 injured when a gas tanker exploded near a Mexico City maternity hospital, officials said Thursday. Continue reading ? The post At least two killed in gas explosion near Mexico City maternity hospital appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment. Continue reading ? The post Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Vatican to offer free shave and haircuts for homeless

Starting Feb. 16, the Vatican will offer free shaves and haircuts to the homeless every Monday in St. Peter's Square. The project is being spearheaded by Pope Francis' almoner, Konrad Krajewski, who was inspired by a homeless man named Franco. Continue reading ? The post Vatican to offer free shave and haircuts for homeless appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Sen. Lindsey Graham explores 2016 GOP presidential run

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he has set up a committee to explore running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, portraying himself as a proven winner and a conservative willing to work with Democrats. Continue reading ? The post Sen. Lindsey Graham explores 2016 GOP presidential run appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Rare fox trots into view after 100 years, thrills biologists

It's one of only about 50 thought to exist in North America, making the Sierra Nevada red fox one of the rarest mammals on the continent. In December and early January, one (or possibly two) came trotting into view of a motion-sensitive camera set up by wildlife biologists at Yosemite National Park in California. Show More Summary

‘I am Kenji’ Facebook page rallies behind Japanese hostage

A hastily constructed Facebook page, titled “I am Kenji,” calls for Islamic State militants to free Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. His captors gave a deadline of sundown Thursday to work out a prisoner swap for a female attempted suicide bomber. Continue reading ? The post ‘I am Kenji’ Facebook page rallies behind Japanese hostage appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Study reveals wide gaps in opinion between scientists and general public

Scientists and the public agree on very little when it comes climate change, childhood vaccine requirements and more, but both groups feel more pessimistic about the direction of science, according to a new study released today from the Pew Research Center. Show More Summary

Why a bartender cleared snow from Boston Marathon’s finish line

After winter storm Juno hit New England on Tuesday, Bostonians got out their skis and shovels to tackle the mess. Once particular image circulated on Twitter, of a man hard at work clearing snow from the Boston Marathon finish line. Continue reading ? The post Why a bartender cleared snow from Boston Marathon’s finish line appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Malaysia deems airplane disappearance an ‘accident’

Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation officially called the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to the victims’ relatives. Continue reading ? The post Malaysia deems airplane disappearance an ‘accident’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Judy Woodruff to aspiring journalists: ‘You need to care about the world around you’

In the first in a series of Facebook chats featuring PBS NewsHour journalists, co-anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff on Tuesday addressed questions from journalism students ranging from how her father's military career impacted her worldview to the most interesting news story she ever reported. Show More Summary

Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by both Democrats and Republicans and signed by Obama into law. Show More Summary

Charles H. Townes, inventor of the laser, dies at 99

Charles H. Townes, a renowned physicist who invented the laser and the maser, died in Oakland, California on Tuesday at the age of 99. Townes’ inventions earned him the Nobel Prize in physics in 1964. Continue reading ? The post Charles H. Townes, inventor of the laser, dies at 99 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, former NewsHour correspondent, honored with lifetime achievement award

Award-winning journalist and former PBS NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault is the recipient of the Washington Press Club Foundation’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, the organization announced today. Continue reading ? The post Charlayne Hunter-Gault, former NewsHour correspondent, honored with lifetime achievement award appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Why don’t passenger planes have parachutes, and other dumb questions

On Sunday, a pilot who ran out of fuel 235 miles off the coast of Maui ditched his plane in the Pacific Ocean by activating its ballistic recovery system. That’s a fancy term for an emergency parachute … for the … Continue reading ? The post Why don’t passenger planes have parachutes, and other dumb questions appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

From nurses to social workers, see how public libraries are serving the homeless

Public Libraries have become more than just a makeshift day shelter for the homeless, they are actively reaching out to them to provide services. Here are seven examples of what libraries across the nation are doing to serve the homeless. Continue reading ? The post From nurses to social workers, see how public libraries are serving the homeless appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What’s the difference between Grade A and Grade B maple syrup?

Hint: Between Grade A and Grade B maple syrup, one no longer exists. Continue reading ? The post What’s the difference between Grade A and Grade B maple syrup? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Happy National Kazoo Day from PBS NewsHour

The PBS NewsHour celebrates National Kazoo Day the only way we know how. Continue reading ? The post Happy National Kazoo Day from PBS NewsHour appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Which actresses made the cut for the all-female ‘Ghostbusters’?

Four women are headlining the third 'Ghostbusters' film with 'Bridesmaids' director Paul Feig at the helm. Continue reading ? The post Which actresses made the cut for the all-female ‘Ghostbusters’? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Fed’s not ready to act yet

It will be another five months before the federal reserve considers raising short-term interest rates. Continue reading ? The post The Fed’s not ready to act yet appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Guantanamo officer says limits on female guards creates security risk

Limits removing female guards from working with certain detainees could limit their advancement and leave male guards more vulnerable. Continue reading ? The post Guantanamo officer says limits on female guards creates security risk appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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