• Nurse writing on medical record in examination room. Photo by Hero Images/Getty Images
    September 4 BY Kristen Doerer 

    The U.S. economy added 173,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent in August — the lowest it’s been since April 2008. Continue reading

  • General Views From Inside JobProsper Expo Ahead Of Employment Numbers
    September 4

    Friday on the NewsHour, a look at how August’s labor report may impact the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates. Also: Guatemala’s president resigns and heads to prison on corruption charges, a tale of two Scandinavian countries responding the migrant crisis, Mark Shields and Michael Gerson analyze the week’s news and a book conversation about the brave new world of AI. Continue reading

  • Migrants march along the highway towards the border with Austria, out of Budapest, Hungary, September 4, 2015. Hundreds of migrants broke out of a Hungarian border camp on Friday and others set off on foot from Budapest as authorities scrambled to contain a migrant crisis that has brought Europe's asylum system to breaking point. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh   - RTX1R54R
    September 4

    In our news wrap Friday, thousands of refugees and migrants who had been trapped at a railway station in Budapest set out by foot to reach Germany, hundreds of miles away. Also, 45 soldiers from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were killed in Yemen in a fight with Shiite rebels. Continue reading

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    September 4

    Though unemployment fell to its best place since early 2008, the number of jobs created in August was quite modest, falling below expectations. Combined with the volatility of the market and worries over sluggish wage growth, how will the Federal Reserve take the latest labor report into consideration as they weigh raising interest rates? Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • Denmark refugees
    September 4

    Two Scandinavian neighbors, Sweden and Denmark, are handling the European migrant crisis in vastly different ways. While Sweden has taken in the largest number of refugees in relation to its population of all EU nations, Denmark is implementing policies to discourage asylum seekers. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant explores the two approaches. Continue reading

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    September 4

    As we advance toward increasingly sophisticated forms of artificial intelligence, John Markoff, author of “Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots,” joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss our anxiety about autonomous technology and the human ethics that go into that invention. Continue reading

  • A model wears a demented woven basket on her head by British designer Alexander McQueen as part of "Horn of Plenty," his 2009 ready-to-wear women's collection during Paris Fashion Week Photo by Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
    September 4 BY Joshua Barajas 

    Five years since he died by suicide in 2010, McQueen, known to his friends as “Lee,” has been the subject of two biographies this year and an art exhibition called “Savage Beauty” that has opened in New York and, more recently, in London. With the release of the full-length biography, “Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin” this week, we spoke with the book’s author, The Cut’s Véronique Hyland and fashion bloggers Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez, better known as Tom & Lorenzo, on how the designer challenged the industry he reveled in. Continue reading

  • A Turkish police officer carries a young refugee, who drowned in a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos, in the coastal town of Bodrum, Turkey, Sept. 2, 2015. Photo by Nilufer Demir/DHA/via Reuters
    September 4 BY Corinne Segal 

    A photo of a Syrian boy washed up dead on a Turkish beach has become one of the most powerful images of war. How and why do certain images come to define a global conflict in the public memory? Continue reading

  • Police guard a train full of refugees stuck in a stalemate as they refuse to obey police and get off at the station, fearing they would be put up in a nearby refugee camp in Bicske, Hungary, September 3, 2015. France and Germany said European countries must be required to accept their shares of refugees, proposing what would potentially be the biggest change to the continent's asylum rules since World War Two. Europe's worst refugee crisis since the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s has strained the European Union's asylum system to breaking point, dividing its 28 nations and feeding the rise of right-wing populists. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh - RTX1QZCZ
    September 3

    Thursday on the NewsHour, a photo of a child victim of the mass migration crisis captures global attention. Also: A county clerk is jailed for defying the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, a judge throws out NFL quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension, the campaign within the Jewish community over the Iran nuclear deal and the mayor of Los Angeles on his city’s changing relationship with water. Continue reading