PBS NewsHour

For more stories on New York State, check out The Innovation Trail.
Inside one of the fossil shells found on Java shows a hole. Scientists believe Homo erectus learned to use shark teeth to carve at this spot, pressing on the adductor muscle and opening the shell. Photo by Henk Caspers, Naturalis, Leiden, The...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSHow will NYPD respond to the Eric Garner choking death grand jury verdict? After the Garner decision, what the Twitter conversation says about race and culture Does the Garner case weaken the argument...
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: House Republicans pushed through a bill today aimed squarely at President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Last month, the president shielded up to five million undocumented immigrants...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSHow will NYPD respond to the Eric Garner choking death grand jury verdict? After the Garner decision, what the Twitter conversation says about race and culture Does the Garner case weaken the argument...
Ashton Carter testifies during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee May 19, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — The White House will nominate Ashton Carter will be the next Secretary of...
WASHINGTON — A bill that would block suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving Social Security benefits is heading to President Barack Obama for his signature. By voice vote late Thursday, the Senate gave final congressional approval to a measure...