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Archived Since:February 11, 2011

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Obama will seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

President Barack Obama says he will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including the Coastal Plain, as a wilderness area. Continue reading ? The post Obama will seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

5 ways drones could change the way America eats

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, a trade group, says agriculture could account for 80 percent of all commercial drone use, once government regulations allow it. Continue reading ? The post 5 ways drones could change the way America eats appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama: Upheaval in Yemen has not affected US counterterrorism ops

President Barack Obama says the political vacuum in Yemen hasn't affected U.S. counterterrorism operations inside the Middle Eastern country. Continue reading ? The post Obama: Upheaval in Yemen has not affected US counterterrorism ops appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Kerry in Nigeria to urge against postelection violence

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is encouraging the main candidates in Nigeria's upcoming presidential vote to accept the results and tamp down potential postelection violence in a country reeling from an al-Qaida linked insurgency. Continue reading ? The post Kerry in Nigeria to urge against postelection violence appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Fighter jets escort two planes to Atlanta after social media threats

Two passenger planes were safely escorted by fighter jets to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International airport Saturday afternoon, following bomb threats posted online. Continue reading ? The post Fighter jets escort two planes to Atlanta after social media threats appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama says terror group has killed Japanese hostage

President Barack Obama is condemning what he calls "the brutal murder" of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State group. Continue reading ? The post Obama says terror group has killed Japanese hostage appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

North Carolina man exonerated after nearly four decades in prison

A three-judge panel on Friday declared a North Carolina man innocent after he had served almost 40 years of a life sentence for a 1976 double murder. Continue reading ? The post North Carolina man exonerated after nearly four decades in prison appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ernie Banks, baseball pioneer and Cubs legend dies at 83

Banks, popularly known to fans as "Mr. Cub," joined the team as its first black player in 1953. He hit 512 career home runs throughout his 19-season career with the Cubs and was famous for his catchphrase, "Let's play two," which adorns his statue at Wrigley Field. Show More Summary

Advocates seek greater privacy protections for HealthCare.gov

Privacy advocates say the Obama administration needs to make more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website. The administration reversed course Friday and scaled back the release of personal information...Show More Summary

Japanese hostage reportedly executed in Syria

Japanese officials condemned the apparent execution of Haruna Yukawa, a 42-year-old unemployed widower who went to Syria in July and was captured the next month. Continue reading ? The post Japanese hostage reportedly executed in Syria appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Cuba for the first-time visitor is both charming and complicated

Although hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans make the trip each year and the intrepid traveler always finds a way in, the U.S. embargo has blocked countless more from visiting a country just 90 miles south of Florida. But President...Show More Summary

Supreme Court to review drug used in botched Oklahoma executions

The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court to review drug used in botched Oklahoma executions appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The sound of your car’s engine might just be a lie

Arguably, one of the best parts about driving a car is putting your foot on the gas and hearing that engine purr ever so sweetly. Well, that rumble may be gone forever -- or at least replaced with a shallow, mechanical one. Continue reading ? The post The sound of your car’s engine might just be a lie appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Critics say Obama proposal will hurt families saving for college

About 12 million people across the U.S. have money socked away, in most cases by their parents, in special savings accounts meant to be used to pay for college. Continue reading ? The post Critics say Obama proposal will hurt families saving for college appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Expedia purchases Travelocity for $280 million

Online travel booking company Expedia, Inc. purchased Travelocity today for $280 million in cash, the company announced in a press release. Continue reading ? The post Expedia purchases Travelocity for $280 million appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

NFL releases statement on underinflated footballs investigation

The National Football League released a statement on Friday regarding their investigation into the New England Patriots' use of 11 underinflated footballs during Sunday's championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. Continue reading ? The post NFL releases statement on underinflated footballs investigation appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Five reasons Americans should be concerned about the crisis in Yemen

Yemen's U.S.-backed president stepped down this week after Houthi rebels seized the capital of Sanaa, further destabilizing the region and hampering America's ability to fight al-Qaida and other extremists targeting the West. The country's parliament will meet Sunday, but the government's future is unclear. Show More Summary

The White House broke a State of the Union tradition. Does it matter?

On Tuesday, the White House broke a longstanding State of the Union tradition. Rather than distributing an embargoed copy of the President’s speech to the press and press alone, the address was made public on the blogging site Medium...Show More Summary

So long, SkyMall, and thanks for all the massage pillows

In its glory days, SkyMall was “the sole in-flight option for potential purchasers of products to review while traveling,” Continue reading ? The post So long, SkyMall, and thanks for all the massage pillows appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Photos: Children of Auschwitz share stories of survival

Concentration camp survivor Jacek Nadolny, 77, was 7 years old during the Warsaw Uprising, when he was sent with his family to Auschwitz-Birkenau by train. In January 1945, his family was moved to a labor camp in Berlin. Photo by … Continue reading ? The post Photos: Children of Auschwitz share stories of survival appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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