Youth soccer has become one of the leading causes of concussions for kids in America, sending an estimated 10,000 kids to the E.R. every year. NewsHour Weekend correspondent William Brangham, whose three kids all play soccer, weighs the risks and the benefits of the sport. Brangham also reports on the fledgling movement led by a prominent neurosurgeon and World Cup champion Brandi Chastain advocating taking headers out of youth soccer. Continue reading
In our news wrap Friday, a hatchet attack on four rookie police officers in New York is being labeled a “terrorist act.” The suspect, who was killed, was a recent convert to Islam but had no ties to international terrorism. Also, a student opened fire in a high school cafeteria in Marysville, Washington, killing one before turning the gun on himself. Three more students are in critical condition. Continue reading
While Manhattan is confronting its first Ebola infection, a Liberian community on Staten Island has been following the devastating toll of the epidemic in West Africa. Hari Sreenivasan reports from “Little Liberia,” where he talks to people who have been affected by the outbreak or have confronted stigma. Continue reading
Automakers have recalled more than 50 million vehicles in 2014. The latest wave impacts certain cars with defective airbags from the Japanese company Takata. The airbags, which can can rupture and blast metal debris, have been linked to at least four deaths. Judy Woodruff speaks with Micheline Maynard of Arizona State University for what consumers drivers should know. Continue reading
Nancy Reagan began consulting Quigley after the 1981 assassination attempt on her husband. She wanted to keep him from getting shot again, Nancy Reagan wrote in her 1989 memoir, “My Turn.” Entertainer Merv Griffin had told her that Quigley had predicted that the day the president was shot was going to be a dangerous one for him. Continue reading
The results of the autopsy on Michael Brown, the teenager shot and killed by a police officer 75 days ago, sparked a new round of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after the official report was leaked to the press. Judy Woodruff discusses the forensic evidence and its limitations with Dr. Judy Melinek of the University of California, San Francisco. Continue reading
The United States Secret Service Thursday tweeted out photos of the two dogs that sustained minor injuries from Wednesday’s White House fence jumper.
WASHINGTON — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.