PBS NewsHour

For more stories on New York State, check out The Innovation Trail.
WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday he’s concerned that terrorists might use the visa waiver program to get into the United States through countries with which the U.S. has friendly relations, and his department is...
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 25, 2011. Photo by Jim Young/ReutersWASHINGTON — The State of the Union just isn’t what it used to be....
Belgium has the most liberal euthanasia law in the world. And although the country is predominantly Roman Catholic, national surveys show overwhelming support in Belgium for the right to die by euthanasia. Since the law passed in 2002, the number...
Let the 2016 race begin. PBS NewsHour graphic Close readers of this blog have become used to my warring impulses. I am a political junkie who thinks it is possible to talk too much about politics. I am a serious news consumer who can also spend way...
The top photo is a satellite image of the village of Doro Baga in northeastern Nigeria taken on Jan. 2. The red areas indicate healthy vegetation. The bottom image was taken on Jan. 7 and shows almost all of the structures razed. Photos by...
Unemployment insurance stabilizes the housing market in times of crisis, according to new work from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Photo by Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg. For 29 years now, Paul Solman’s reports on the NewsHour have been trying...