With the help of U.S. air strikes, Iraqi Kurdish forces have made significant advances against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.
The Arab Spring began in Tunisia in 2011 with the ousting of a dictator. But youth in that country are unenthused about elections on Sunday.
Who better to help you through the stresses and strains of a modern Christmas than a 14th-century English poet? Yes, Geoffrey Chaucer is online now, and he's here for all your holiday advice needs.
In 1990, our commentator visited Africa and fell in love with the energy and dreams of its people. Today he sees a land full of promise. But Ebola has revived the image of Africa in chaos.
Director Rob Marshall is no stranger to the movie musical — and now, he's taking on the challenge of adapting Stephen Sondheim's knotty, complicated songs to the big screen with Into the Woods.
In our weekly roundup of tech headlines, we get you up-to-date on Sony's troubles after North Korea targeted its film The Interview, and tell you a community organizer's advice for tech companies.
The show must go on, as they say in the business. That's especially true at one Los Angeles retirement community, where old industry pros keep busy by producing TV shows for their contemporaries.
For Dr. Gavin Francis, Christmas Eve marked the start of a year-long stay in an icy research base 8,700 miles from home. In this "empire of ice and isolation," he says, food is essential to morale.
Today on the show, the revolution in Ukraine was supposed to make the country a better place for Western investment. But it ended up sparking a war that is scaring that investment away.
The Supreme Court declined to extend a stay on a ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, who said in August that Florida's 2008 ban is unconstitutional. The stay expires in January.
Melissa Block talks to Roberta Jacobson, assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, about the first steps toward restoring diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.
Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.
Students at several law schools say events in Ferguson and New York have left them too upset to study. Others are more concerned about how the extra study time will affect the grading curve.
The bassist and singer based her latest album on memories of running away from home as a teenager.
It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco – on a Friday before the holidays, no less – the slip was eagerly received online.
Some say a vaunted attempt to improve the quality of colleges is dead on arrival. Let's find out why.
We have Cuban reaction to the move toward normalization of ties between the country and the U.S.
Melissa Block talks to Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, who is completing a tour of the West African nations most deeply affected by the Ebola outbreak.
Environmental groups had sought to have coal ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, regulated as hazardous waste.