Barack Obama

Global Scan

When it comes to police, Russia gets the gold

Russia is proud of being out in front of other countries. But on one measure, it might not be quite so proud. It has more police per citizen than any other country tracked by the UN. Meanwhile, the Loch Ness monster is back in the news after 18 months without a peep. And a 100-year-old woman has a long-held dream come true and it gives her shivers. All that and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Richardson chosen for commerce post

President-elect Barack Obama today named New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson as his commerce secretary. One of the country's most prominent Latino politicians accepted the nomination...in Spanish and English. The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Conflict & Justice

Health care reform passed

President Barack Obama is celebrating the passage of health care reform that he made the central goal of his presidency. As The World's Jeb Sharp reports, this puts the United States much more in line with other industrialized countries.

Arts, Culture & Media

Obama in Ireland

President Barack Obama met the locals Monday in Moneygall, the village in Ireland where his great-great-great-grandfather lived before moving to the US. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from Irish Independent reporter Eimear Ni Bhraonain.