When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday, he'll be speaking to a Congress dominated by Republicans. At least he can take comfort in the fact that the moment has precedent: Second-term presidents have often found themselves addressing a chamber stocked with the opposition.
Six days from parliamentary elections, Greece is weighing whether to continue its EU-imposed — and unpopular — austerity program. Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou discusses the issue.
Noncommunicable diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease are now the biggest killers on earth. They account for 68 percent of deaths — and have an even greater impact in the developing world.
The solar industry employs nearly 174,000 workers in the U.S., up 22 percent from a year ago. But the industry's future is murky, as government subsidies are set to expire within two years.
In response to the 2012 theater killings, Colorado added clinics, hotlines and mobile units to support early crisis prevention. At the heart of the initiative are 13 walk-in crisis centers.
Schools in Guinea have been closed since the summer, when they were closed due to the Ebola outbreak. As schools finally re-open Monday, one family in the capital, Conakry, is striving to revive its early-morning routine.
Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor investigating Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has been found dead. He'd accused Kirchner of covering up Iran's involvement in a 1994 bombing.
Iran and six world powers wrapped up their latest round of talks in Geneva over Iran's nuclear program. Negotiations resume in February ahead of a self-imposed July 1 deadline for a deal.
John Cruden returns to the department as litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill intensifies. He'll also defend Obama climate change rules and try to protect wildlife while in the post.
Teachers all over the country are finding ways to talk about the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In one Washington, D.C., classroom, the lessons about race come alive.