President Obama is calling for more sanctions on Iran to halt that country's nuclear enrichment program. Some argue that sanctions are ineffective, and are having unintended consequences such as harming Iranian university students in the US.
A senior rabbi in Los Angeles has announced that same-sex weddings will be performed at his synagogue. Sinai Temple is the oldest and largest Conservative Jewish congregation in LA and Rabbi Wolpe's announcement has angered some members.
If all goes as planned, the massive closure of European air space that happened when a volcano on Iceland erupted for days in 2010 won't have to happen again, if research on an ash detection system leads to new technology to route planes around trouble spots.
New clothes and goldfish? Not your usual spring rituals, we know. But those are two ways to celebrate Nowruz. Iranian-American comedian K-von Moezzi explains the rest of the Persian New Year festivities in his offbeat, video mini-doc.
NBA team owners and the players' union face another deadline to reach an agreement this week and the whole NBA season is still in danger of being canceled. Some basketball players have been exploring other options overseas.