• September 1, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, residents along Florida’s Gulf Coast are bracing for a direct hit by Hurricane Hermine, the first to make landfall there in 11 years. Early rain has already caused minor flooding. Also, California state lawmakers voted to regulate methane emissions from landfills and dairy farms for the first time, amid objections by industry and farming interests. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the CDC warned pregnant women to avoid traveling to Florida’s Miami Beach in light of the recent Zika outbreak there. Officials say mosquitoes are now transmitting the virus in the tourist destination; five local cases have been reported. Also, 86,500 people have filed for federal aid in the wake of the Louisiana floods, and many remain without power or in shelters. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2016  

    In January, Iran released American hostages in a development coinciding with a U.S. payout of $400 million — money that had been owed for decades. The Obama administration previously denied a connection between the two events, but on Friday, the State Department modified its response, saying the money was used as “leverage.” Judy Woodruff talks to department spokesman Adm. John Kirby for more. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2016  

    Ukraine’s political turmoil has again made its way into the general election dialogue here in the U.S. The New York Times reported on Sunday that the name of Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, appears in a ledger documenting payments from a pro-Russian political group now under investigation for corruption. John Yang speaks with Times reporter Andrew Kramer for details. Continue reading

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    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is questioning Donald Trump’s top political aide’s ties to a pro-Kremlin political party in the Ukraine and claiming it is further evidence of the Republican nominee’s cozy relationship with Russia. Continue reading

  • August 14, 2016  

    Russia said Friday that the country would break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over what it says were recent attempts to sabotage infrastructure in Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Russia two year ago. Last week, Ukraine put its army on combat alert after Russian troops reportedly amassed in Crimea. Washington Post reporter Andrew Roth joins William Brangham from Moscow. Continue reading

  • August 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) lost the GOP primary on Tuesday. During his three terms, he repeatedly conflicted with party leaders, a pattern that cost him his seat on the House Agricultural Committee. Also, President Obama commuted 214 prison sentences, mostly for nonviolent drug offenders. In total, he’s pardoned more prisoners than the last nine presidents combined. Continue reading

  • August 2, 2016  

    In our new series, we go beyond the headlines to take a closer look at the presidential candidates. On Sunday’s “This Week,” Donald Trump asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not go into Ukraine — but Russia is already there. Lisa Desjardins reviews the recent history of Russia’s relationship with Ukraine and analyzes Trump’s previous statements on the subject. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2016  

    How will Donald Trump’s recent criticism of Khizr and Ghazala Khan’s speech and his comments on Russia and Ukraine affect his campaign? And as both candidates go after Rust Belt voters, whose strategy will prevail? Gwen Ifill talks with Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2016  

    Russia’s game-changing moves in the Ukraine and new aggressive posture against NATO were the focus of a NewsHour series last week looking at the fault lines between Moscow and the West. Over the weekend, President Barack Obama and other leaders of the alliance met in Poland. John Yang learns more from former State Department official Esther Brimmer.
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