The Boston marathon bombings last year touched many people. And the anniversary will certainly bring back feelings, fears and memories. A Boston-area counselor who helped in the aftermath of the bombings offers her advice for dealing with the anniversary.
One of the warnings from the new UN climate change report is food insecurity: It will be harder to grow many crops in parts of the world. That includes staple crops like wheat and rice. The World's Jason Margolis looks at what it could mean in one nation: Kenya.
Kentucky and UConn square off for the NCAA men's basketball championship Monday night. The game, and the circumstances, are a far cry from the first NCAA tournament, held in March of 1939. With the world on the brink of war, we take a look at how global events impacted the players of the eventual winners of the tournament, the Oregon Webfoots.
The interim government of Ukraine has retaken control of buildings occupied by pro-Russia protesters in Kharkiv. But protesters still hold buildings in other cities in eastern Ukraine. US officials say it is clear Russia is behind the chaos.
It's the largest exercise of democracy in the world, and candidates competing for India's prime minister position have a lot of ground to cover if they want votes. One candidate decided the best way to do that was to be in 100 places at once, quite literally. As a hologram.
A year ago today, the Boston Marathon bombings rocked Massachusetts and demanded a lot of the state's leaders. Governor Deval Patrick tells The Takeaway host John Hockenberry how the tragedy affected the state and his own approach to leadership.
Nevada's unemployment rate peaked during the Great Recession at 14 percent. A lot of people looking for work were immigrants: the maids, line cooks, and blackjack dealers who keep the Nevada tourism industry afloat. Now with the Nevada economy picking up, many of those workers want more job security and better pay. They want to be in a union. But it’s not coming easy for some.
The Canadian dollar has been about equal with the US dollar in recent years. But as the US Fed moves to ease up on its stimulus, the loonie is falling. In Russia, 50 years of work still hasn't fully domesticated the wild fox. And an Indian comic takes on the country's widespread use of skin lightening creams, in today's Global Scan.
The US Secret Service has had a rough time of late. Just last week, three agents were sent home from a trip to The Netherlands after one agent was found passed out in the hall. Another incident in Miami a few weeks before led to two agents being given sobriety tests on the side of the road. All of this comes in the shadow of a 2012 incident where agents were accused of patronizing prostitutes in Colombia.
Ebola is one of the deadliest viruses on the planet and the outbreak that's unfolding now in the west African nation of Guinea has spilled over into neighboring Liberia. Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesman for the UN's World Health Organization, says international resources are being deployed to battle the crisis.
An offshore earthquake near Chile Tuesday night claimed six lives and caused millions of dollars of damage, but could have been much worse if Chile weren't so prepared. Meanwhile, in Turkey, it seems the country wasn't prepared for elections, with power outages reported. That and more in today's Global Scan.