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Obama: Now is the time for US to seize opportunities in Cuba

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said his plan to normalize relations with Cuba gives the U.S. a chance to influence events at an important moment of change for the communist nation, and he brushed off critics who accuse him of kowtowing...Show More Summary

US efforts toward Israeli-Palestinian peace remain at standstill

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. With a diplomatic showdown looming this past week over Arab plans to force...Show More Summary

Two NYPD officers shot and killed in Brooklyn

Two New York City Police Department officers were shot and killed in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn Saturday, and the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to news reports. The officers of the 79th...Show More Summary

China arrests US aid worker on North Korea border

Visitors walk across a bridge over the Tumen river from North Korea to the town of Tumen in China’s Jilin province on March 21, 2009. Credit: Peter ParksAFP/Getty Images. Chinese authorities arrested Christian missionary Peter Hahn near...Show More Summary

North Korea calls Sony hack claims ‘slander,’ threatens to retaliate

Leaders in North Korea on Saturday called the Obama Administration’s accusations that it was behind the cyber attack on Sony Pictures “groundless slander” and threatened to retaliate unless the United States agreed to conduct a joint...Show More Summary

New fish species discovered in deepest part of Pacific Ocean

A new fish species has been discovered living at the greatest depths ever explored in the Pacific Ocean, researchers announced Friday.   Biology professor Paul Yancey and students from Washington state’s Whitman College found the translucent...Show More Summary

Congress passes last-minute tax breaks. What should you know?

WASHINGTON — In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before start of filing season. Congress...Show More Summary

US sends four Afghans home from Guantanamo Bay

A lookout post at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Photo by the National Guard. WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. Show More Summary

Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides. It’s...Show More Summary

St. Louis DA says he knew of lying witnesses in Ferguson grand jury trial

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch revealed Friday that he was aware that some witnesses lied before the grand jury in the case against Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August. Show More Summary

Obama signs massive defense spending bill

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft flies over a target area during Operation Desert Storm. President Barack Obama signed a defense bill today that would prohibit the retirement of the A-10. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Fernando Serna WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

12 Days of NewsHour: Behind-the-scenes timelapse holiday greeting

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Eight stories made by and about young people making a difference

Illustration by Ruth Tam Giving back to the community is on most people’s to-do list, but it takes time and a commitment. A recent study from the National Conference on Citizenship shows that Millennials and teens are more likely toShow More Summary

Kepler keeps going, finds new ‘super-Earth’

Artist’s rendering of NASA’s Kepler space telescope in the second phase of its life. Image courtesy of NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle NASA’s Kepler space telescope, once thought “beyond repair,” has found a planet two and a half timesShow More Summary

Hugs help protect against the common cold, research finds

New research shows that hugs reduce stress, which leaves bodies vulnerable to infection. (Photo by Flickr user Tania Cataldo) RELATED LINKS What you need to know about this year’s elevated flu threat Flu season is upon us, and doctors are predicting that this year’s epidemic could be especially severe. Show More Summary

Nebraska, Oklahoma sue Colorado over legalized marijuana

18-year-old Cameron Stanley smokes marijuana at the Colorado State Capitol in support of a medical marijuana rally Thursday afternoon. Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court today...Show More Summary

FBI conclusively links North Korea to Sony hack

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date of a hugely expensive break-in that could lead to a U.S. Show More Summary

Are tougher U.S. sanctions against North Korea the right call after Sony hack?

On Wednesday Sony Pictures canceled the release of “The Interview,” a movie about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, after the nation’s largest theater chains had said they wouldn’t play the movie. Sony has...Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Obama’s year-end news conference at 1:30 p.m. EST

President Barack Obama will give his final news conference of the year from the White House today. Watch that live in the player above, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. EST. WASHINGTON — Before President Barack Obama jets off to Hawaii for his...Show More Summary

Climate change could cut 18 percent of world food production by 2050

Farmers and ranchers struggle as Texas endures historic drought. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Farmers are already suffering from droughts worsened by global climate change. A study published in the journal Environmental Research...Show More Summary

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