Youth soccer has become one of the leading causes of concussions for kids in the U.S. Now some parents — including a prominent neurosurgeon and World Cup champion Brandi Chastain — have begun to petition for taking headers out of the game for kids. NewsHour Weekend’s William Brangham reports. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved a bill to ensure full funding of the Homeland Security Department for one week, sending the measure to the House just hours before the agency faces a partial shutdown.
Color scientists already have a word for it: Dressgate. No surprise to those of us whose minds were collectively blown by the dress that’s blue and black to some, and white and gold to others (though frankly kind of ugly in any color.) Continue reading
What’s at stake as the Affordable Care Act heads to the Supreme Court? Continue reading
Fred Rogers recorded a message for those who grew up watching “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” a few months before he died. Continue reading
The most serious oil train accident killed 47 people and destroyed the town center of Lac Megantic in Quebec, Canada, just across the border from Maine, in 2013. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, communications regulators approved new net neutrality rules, meaning Internet service providers must act in the “public interest” and can’t slow or block online traffic. Also, National Intelligence Director James Clapper announced that Russia has become the leading cyber-threat to U.S. national security, displacing China. Continue reading
What began as an internal investigation of harassment by a Federal Air Marshal program specialist has turned into a larger investigation of rearranged flights for favors or “sexual trysts,” possibly leaving high-risk flights without air marshals.