PBS NewsHour

For more stories on New York State, check out The Innovation Trail.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Barack Obama shake hands in the White House’s Oval Office on Feb. 22, 2013. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images TOKYO — In diplomacy, as in musical theater or opera, words go only so far...
Photo by NASA A rare “blood moon” eclipse will be visible in the North and South American skies tonight when the Earth’s shadow covers the full moon in an eerie red glow. These “blood moons” occur when the moon passes through the darkest part of...
Smart Highway — Glowing Lines. Photo by Flickr user Studio Roosegaarde So long, streetlights — there’s a new technology lighting up the pavement in the Netherlands. On a 500-meter stretch of highway in the city of Oss, you can now find...
“The Horse, the Rider, and the Clown 1943-4.” Maquette for plate V of the illustrated book “Jazz.” Art by Henri Matisse/Image by Centre Pompidou A battle with cancer in the 1940s left artist Henri Matisse confined to a...
For most of us, life was back to normal within days or weeks of the Boston Marathon bombings. But for hundreds of victims and their families, that will never be true. Among them are Paul and J.P. Norden, brothers from Stoneham, Mass. who both lost...
The Social Security Administration has no idea who’s in your family unless you tell them. That information can affect the benefits you collect. Photo by Flickr user Alex Proimos. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “...