A proposed bill in Hawaii has ignited renewed discussion about the impact of the state’s largest aquarium fishery, which catches hundreds of thousands of gem-like saltwater fish each year for shipment to collectors around the world. Supporters say the industry is sustainable and regulated. But environmental activists say the practice is destructive and depletes populations of popular fish species. NewsHour’s Mike Taibbi reports. Continue reading
Three people were wounded at a shooting near a Copenhagen synagogue early Sunday morning in the second shooting reported in less than 24 hours in the Danish capital city. It was too early to tell whether Sunday’s shooting was related to one on Saturday that left one civilian dead and three policemen wounded at a cafe where a free speech public forum was taking place.
Pope Francis reemphasized the need for humility and a sense of justice among Catholic church leaders during a ceremony Saturday to name 20 new cardinals. Continue reading
American and Afghan commandos have sharply intensified raids against al-Qaida after killing an al-Qaida leader last fall and seizing his computer. Matthew Rosenberg of the New York Times joins Alison Stewart from Washington for more on the recent raids. Continue reading
The new ABC sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” debuted to winning ratings and marked the first time in 20 years you could watch a network series centered on an Asian-American family. But will the popular sitcom clear the path for more exposure of Asian Americans in pop culture? NewsHour’s Mori Rothman reports. Continue reading
Yet another weekend winter storm has set its sights on the coastal northeastern United States, bringing with it high winds, heavy snow, subzero wind chills and the potential for coastal flooding Saturday into Sunday. Continue reading
Alison Stewart reads viewer comments about a recent report about a manufacturing boom in the South that has prompted several international companies to open up shop in places like Columbia, Miss., which has been suffering under the effects of poverty for years. Continue reading
Just hours after Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his decision to resign, a subpoena arrived in a state office building confirming that federal agents are looking into the influence-peddling scandal that led to the abrupt end of a four-decade political career.
His resignation, which takes effect Wednesday, cleared the way for Secretary of State Kate Brown to assume Oregon’s highest office and become the nation’s first openly bisexual governor. Continue reading
Since Colorado started legally selling recreational marijuana just over a year ago, law enforcement along the Nebraska border are busier than ever, as eastward drivers attempt to leave the state with everything from rolled joints to psychedelic glass pipes to edibles. In January alone, Nebraska authorities booked 23 cases of marijuana coming from Colorado. Continue reading
Since recreational marijuana became legally available in Colorado last year, officials say more pot is illegally coming through the border of states like Nebraska and Oklahoma, draining state resources as the number of arrests keeps growing. Now, the attorneys general of those states filed a federal lawsuit asking the Supreme Court to declare Colorado’s marijuana law unconstitutional. NewsHour’s Alison Stewart reports. Continue reading