In a year-end news conference, President Obama discussed reestablishing ties with Cuba, the North Korean cyber-attack against Sony Pictures and race relations in America. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
In our news wrap Friday, a new report by the Government Accountability Office concludes that the U.S. government is not ready for a nuclear terrorist attack or a large-scale natural disaster. Also, Turkey signaled it could start training Syrian opposition fighters this winter. Continue reading
Environmental groups have long pushed for coal ash, a by-product of coal burning energy production that contains toxic contaminants, to be classified as a hazardous material. While the EPA announced new standards for storage and disposal, the agency decided to leave regulation with the states rather than the EPA. Dina Cappiello of the Associated Press joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the new rules. Continue reading
There are fewer and fewer opportunities for senior citizens and millennials to encounter one another in daily life. The NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks reports from Denver on two organizations that pair adolescents to help elders with household tasks and digital literacy, who in turn offer wisdom and experience. Continue reading
Eighty nine year-old retired educator Kevin Bunnell writes a poem in honor of the 16-year-old Mikinly Sullivan, who once a week comes to the Frasier Meadows retirement community in Boulder, Colorado as part of a Cyber Seniors program. The program enlists high school students to teach computer and internet skills to senior citizens. Continue reading
Thursday on the NewsHour, we examine the wider impact of President Obama’s move to thaw relations with Cuba. Also: Cyber threats and free speech in Hollywood, allegations of teen mistreatment at Rikers Island, how Congress is rolling back regulation for big banks on Wall Street and holiday gifts that encourage better habits.
In our news wrap Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed confidence that his nation’s economy and currency would recover in the next two years and vowed that the West would never “defang” Russia. Also, Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told The Wall Street Journal that recent airstrikes have killed senior leadership in the Islamic State group. Continue reading
Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner and political director Domenico Montanaro join Hari Sreenivasan to explore what it means in practical terms and political effort to reopen relations with Cuba. Continue reading