Ray Suarez reports on world leaders’ reaction to news that North Korea has detonated a nuclear device underground. Continue reading
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that Iran had successfully launched a new missile with a range of about 1,200 miles, giving it the capability to hit Israel, southeastern Europe and U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf. Margaret Warner reports on the developments. Continue reading
A day after the U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea’s recent rocket launch, Pyongyang said it would pull out of six-party nuclear talks and restart a plutonium reactor. Analysts offer their take on what the rhetoric means. Continue reading
President Barack Obama called for big changes in education earlier this week. John Merrow profiles Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who will be heading up the president’s calls for reform and who may bring new strategies to the education policy arena. Continue reading
As turmoil continues in the U.S. banking industry, speculation is intensifying over whether the government should take larger ownership stakes in banks. Columnist Paul Krugman and former FDIC chief William Isaac weigh the pros and cons.
A new study released Sunday at an American Heart Association conference found that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs significantly cut the risk of death from heart problems even in those with low cholesterol and risk factors. Two doctors discusses what the findings mean for patients. Continue reading
The PSA blood test now used to screen for prostate cancer may predict how aggressively the cancer will spread, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Continue reading