There's not much the White House and the Republican-led Congress can agree on this year. President Obama singled out one issue in his State of the Union address: an overhaul for the justice system.
The State of the Union is usually a laundry list of things the president hopes Congress will get done in the year. But for this one — President Obama's last State of the Union — there were few specific requests of lawmakers. And that resonated with many Republican lawmakers.
The ruling Law and Justice party in Poland has moved swiftly to control the Polish media and curtail the powers of the country's constitutional court. The actions are alarming Polish critics, tens of thousands of whom have taken to the streets to protest, and the European Commission is holding a rare meeting on Wednesday to discuss if Warsaw has violated EU law.
The St. Louis Rams are moving to Los Angeles. The NFL approved the relocation Tuesday after debating two stadium proposals involving the potential move of three teams. One of those other teams, the San Diego Chargers, may join the Rams at a proposed stadium in Inglewood at a later date. The Oakland Raiders will remain in Oakland. All three teams threatened to move after running into resistance for new stadiums in their respective cities.
Donald Trump tweeted that the State of the Union is really boring, slow, lethargic — very hard to watch! On a number of occasions President Obama alluded to Trump's rhetoric on Muslims, saying this isn't just about political correctness. The official Republican response came from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley who all but called Trump out by name in her speech.
As President Obama prepared to deliver his State of the Union address, Donald Trump appeared at a large rally in Iowa. Trump made a big point about the disrespect Iran has toward the U.S. citing the ten U.S. sailors who were detained when their patrol boats drifted into Iranian waters
The first of thousands of Cubans stranded in Costa Rica flew to El Salvador on their way north to the U.S. Cuban emigration is surging amid fears the U.S. will soon cease to offer automatic residency.
The aid convoy finally reached Madaya after months under siege by forces loyal to dictator Bashar Al Assad. David Greene talks to Pawel Krzysiek of the International Committee Of the Red Cross.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard is holding two small U.S. Navy craft and 10 sailors which it claims violated Iran's territorial waters. Iran says it intends to release the sailors soon.
Last year was all about change in the television industry. Our TV critic says the new year brings a host of exciting shows, from platforms old and new.
It was more vision statement than policy wish list, and it offered an optimistic choice to the negative view of the country expressed by the Republican presidential candidates.
David Greene talks to Mary Stuckey of Georgia State University, author of the book Presidential Rhetoric, about President Obama's final State of the Union address.
Turkey's president blamed the blast on a suicide bomber with links to Syria. David Greene talks to Erdal Karatas, a waiter at Pasha Restaurant, which is about 200 yards from where the blast happened.
The blast in one of Turkey's most famous tourist neighborhoods, near the Blue Mosque, killed at least 10 people. A person who just came out of the mosque said "people were running in every direction."
Police in Lima, Ohio, posted photos of a suspect wanted for arson and vandalism. He saw the mug shot and texted police a new one with the caption, "Here is a better photo that one is terrible."
In addition to the 39 rooms in the mansion and famous pool with its grotto, there is a catch. As a condition of the sale: Hugh Heffner, who's lived there for four decades, stays puts.
Princess Christina, who is the sister of the king of Spain, went on trial for tax fraud Monday. She's the first Spanish royal charged with a crime — and has become a symbol of corruption in Spain's ruling elite.
President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address Tuesday night. He hopes to use the speech to frame his last year in office and the 2016 campaign. The political spotlight, meanwhile, is increasingly shifting to the people running to replace him.
Pashmerga forces from the Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq are a great asset in the fight against ISIS. The Kurds are also housing Iraqis and Syrians displaced by the fighting, and they're doing it at a time when the price of oil plunges. Steve Inskeep talks to Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman (buy-yawn sammy ab-dool rach-man) the Kurdish Regional Government's representative to the U.S. about what that region needs in the way of assistance as it fights on the frontlines in the war against ISIS.
Sultanahmet Square is adjacent to the Blue Mosque and is a major tourist site. At least 10 people were killed, according to Turkish officials.