The CDC arrived at this “worst case” number through its new modeling tool that will allow governments and nonprofit groups to estimate the trajectory of the disease and predict the impact of prevention and treatment strategies. Continue reading
NEW YORK — President Barack Obama said at the U.N. Climate Summit on Tuesday that the United States accepts responsibility for its part in climate change and will lead the way in doing something about it. Continue reading
Michael Moore, a German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia in January of 2012, was released Tuesday, the German news organization Der Spiegel reported. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Eight college fraternities announced Tuesday an effort to work together on new training aimed at combating sexual misconduct, hazing and binge drinking. The focus is on learning to recognize, diagnose and intervene in potentially harmful situations. An estimated … Continue reading
President Obama spoke from the White House on September 23, 2014 at 10:11 a.m. EDT.
NEW YORK – For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced.
The U.S. announced the strikes hours before Obama was due to arrive in New York for three days of talks with foreign leaders at the annual United Nations General Assembly. The cooperation by Arab partners provided a significant boost to Obama’s efforts to build an international coalition to take on the Islamic State militants who have moved freely across the border between Iraq and Syria.
The Pentagon said Monday night that the U.S. military and its allies have launched airstrikes in Syria to combat Islamic State militants. Continue reading
In conjunction with American Graduate Day, PBS NewsHour will be hosting a Twitter chat exploring the question of what today’s high school graduates need to know and how this knowledge can be measured. Continue reading
Finishing high school can be an uphill battle; for homeless students, it can be like facing a mountain of challenges. David Nazar of PBS SoCal reports on efforts to help L.A.’s homeless youth reach graduation.
WASHINGTON — The number of homeless school children is rising in U.S. schools.
A new “gay-friendly” mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, opened its doors on Friday despite receiving death threats and criticism from the local Muslim community.