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Archived Since:February 11, 2011

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Iran’s Zarif on why Tehran won’t team up with U.S. on Islamic State group

Watch an excerpt of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s interview airing in full on Friday. U.S. efforts to garner regional support for fighting Islamic State militants, including an all-out effort this week by Secretary of State John Kerry, has hit a roadblock in Iran. Show More Summary

Iran would accept Obama’s bypass of congressional sanctions lift

Watch an excerpt of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s interview airing in full on Friday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the PBS NewsHour’s chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner on Friday...Show More Summary

Kansas to start mailing ballots without a Democratic Senate candidate listed

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced that election material will be mailed to overseas voters without a Democrat on the ballot, leaving an opening for Independent Greg Orman to have a shot at incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. Illustration by NewsHour TOPEKA, Kan. Show More Summary

France launches first airstrike against Islamic militants

This photo shows the first French air strikes over Iraq on Friday. Photo by France’s Ministry of Defense French attack planes on Friday destroyed fuel depots and ammunitions on an Iraqi military installation run by the Sunni extremist...Show More Summary

Alibaba IPO opens with a roar on the New York Stock Exchange

A screen with Chinese online retail giant Alibaba’s stock price is pictured on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. A buying frenzy sent Alibaba shares sharply higher Friday as the Chinese online giant made its historic Wall Street trading debut. Show More Summary

First weeks of college life can be deadly for some freshmen

Dalton Debrick died of alcohol poisoning before his first day of classes at Texas Tech University. Late last month, police responded to a noise complaint at an off-campus residence near Texas Tech University. Among the party-goers celebrating the start of a new school year was Dalton Debrick, a freshman rushing with the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. Show More Summary

PHOTOS: The morning after in Scotland

The ecstasy: Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results come in at a “Better Together” event in Glasgow. Photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images Scottish citizens awoke today — if they ever went to bed...Show More Summary

Obama to make statement at 7 p.m. EDT

President Barack Obama is said to speak at 7 p.m. EDT in response to the Senate’s approval of a bill to train and equip moderate Syrian soldiers to fight the Islamic State militant group. NewsHour will live-stream the speech shortly. BREAKING:...Show More Summary

Environmental group plans to spend $25 million on elections

The League of Conservation Voters today announced that it would be pouring more than $25 million into ads and mobilization for the upcoming midterm elections, more than five times what they spent in 2010. A large chunk of the money will...Show More Summary

Home Depot say 56 million credit and debit cards leaked in security breach

Home Depot sayr that 56 million credit and debit cards were leaked in a security breach between April and September of this year. Between April and September of this year, 56 million payment cards used at Home Depot were leaked in a security breach, the company confirmed today. Show More Summary

White House orders government plan to combat antibiotic resistance

The White House ordered a national plan Thursday to fight the serious threat of antibiotic-resistant germs. Photo by Flickr user Sheep purple WASHINGTON — Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President...Show More Summary

U.S. to provide security assistance, but not lethal aid, to Ukraine’s military

The United States is providing $46 million in new security assistance to Ukraine’s military, but will not provide lethal aid against Russian separatists. Photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The United States will...Show More Summary

San Diego nearing 1,000 days of drought

A hose sits on a dead lawn in front of a house on July 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Drought conditions continue to worsen across California with San Diego approaching 1,000 days of drought. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Despite Tuesday’s thunderstorms, San Diego is nearing a grim milestone of 1,000 days of drought. Show More Summary

The other Scottish vote — ‘Home of Golf’ votes to admit women

The members-only area at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland will now be open to women. Photo by Lorna Baldwin/PBS NewsHour The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland voted to admit women today, by 85 percent of those who took part in the vote. Show More Summary

‘So help me God’ now optional for Air Force oaths

Enlisted soldiers and officers will no longer have to recite “so help me God” in appointment oaths. Photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo/U.S. Air Force Effective immediately, the United States Air Force will not require enlisted members...Show More Summary

California firefighters rush to contain growing King Fire, now threatening 2,000 homes

As 10 major wildfires rage across regions of drought-stricken California, firefighters are rushing to contain a fire threatening more than 2,000 homes and 1,505 smaller structures in and around the Northern California town of Pollock...Show More Summary

Blacks, Hispanics doubtful about media accuracy

According to a new study, Hispanic-Americans tend not to trust digital media outlets for news and rely on ethnically focused media outlets for information pertinent to their community. Photo by Flickr user brownpau While Americans are...Show More Summary

Sierra Leone prepares for three-day shutdown to slow spread of Ebola virus

City workers wear green t-shirts warning of Ebola as they prepare to clean the streets in the centre of the Liberian capital Monrovia on September 6, 2014. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images The entire country of Sierra LeoneShow More Summary

USDA approves new genetically modified corn, soybean seeds

Feed corn at the John N. Mills & Sons farm in Hanover and King William Counties of Virginia. Photo by Lance Cheung/USDA WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds thatShow More Summary

Senate to vote on $500 million package to arm Syrian rebels against Islamic State

A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen on the other side of a bridge at the frontline of fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad, on the road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, on September 11, 2014. Photo...Show More Summary

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