Jessie Gallan, 109, says her secret is a nice bowl of porridge every morning — and avoiding men.
According to observers, it was the first time a president used the words: lesbian, transgender and bisexual in a State of the Union speech. Obama made another first when he mentioned Instagram.
Top officials in Shanghai have been fired over a deadly New Year's Eve stampede. Thirty-six people died that night. It was announced on Thursday that the Huangpu District's Communist Party secretary, government chief, police chief and deputy police chief were fired and seven other officials were demoted or otherwise disciplined.
David Greene talks to Democratic Congresswoman Yvette Clarke of New York. She is the vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and offers reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address.
Renee Montagne talks to Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner for his take on President Obama's State of the Union Speech.
Our Planet Money team has a story about a man who realized at the time, that he was the only person in the world with his job. It was a job selling something, almost no one wanted.
A study suggests Illinois' gigantic budget hole may be much deeper than previously thought. And that leaves that state's new Republican governor with the difficult task of having to fix it fast.
Undeterred by the big losses his party suffered in November, the president challenged the new majority Republicans to turn the page on the economic recession and embrace "middle-class economics."
Scientists are studying how hemp might be used in the electronic, medical and manufacturing industries. Because the plant's been illegal for decades, it's been difficult to do research on its uses.
The court ruled: It was wrong to force a Muslim inmate to shave a beard he regarded as a religious obligation, and a death row inmate shouldn't be denied an appeal because lawyers missed a deadline.
The presidential palace has been overrun by sectarian rebels. David Greene talks to Yara Bayoumy, of Reuters, about the rebels' attack and takeover of the presidential palace in the capital Sanaa.
In the hours after Obama's State of the Union address, Republicans rejected the proposals at the core of his speech. They said the president did little to show that he wanted to work with them.
Diplomats are in Cuba this week for talks with high-level representatives from the communist government. The talks, which begin Wednesday, are the first official discussions in decades.
In his address to the nation Tuesday night, President Obama — among other things — talked about the economy, education, immigration and foreign policy. Were his statements correct?
With Affordable Care Act open enrollment ending Feb. 15, taxpayers could find themselves shut out of health insurance – and saddled with big fines – if they don't deal with taxes early this year.
Commentator Frank Deford marvels at the topsy-turvy nature of the NBA this season, when some usually mediocre teams are at the top, and some usually great teams are collectively having an off year.
When Tony Verna was a young CBS News director, he created instant replay during the 1963 Army-Navy football game. His new visual effect changed the way we watch live sports. Verna died Sunday at 81.
President Hassan Rouhani rode the subway to mark Iran's National Clean Air Day.
A law allows certain prison terms to be commuted for convicts who come up with serious technical innovations. The Beijing Youth Daily reports that's led to a business in "get out of jail" patents.
Europe is emerging as the biggest threat to global economic growth. It has sluggish growth, high unemployment, is on the verge of deflation and is weighed down by a lot of debt. Ahead of this week's European Central Bank meeting, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to "The Wall Street Journal."