Israel and the Palestinians are blaming each other for dragging US-sponsored peace talks to the brink of collapse. After spending eight months trying to keep the two sides at the negotiating table, Secretary of State, John Kerry appears to be frustrated. "The leaders have to lead," Kerry said on Thursday. Host Marco Werman gets the latest from The World's Matthew Bell.
Newly-elected Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has landed in the United States and quickly made a flurry of friendly gestures toward the West, including declaring Iran would not ever develop nuclear weapons. Rouhani has met with American media as he prepared for the U. N. General Assembly.
The man who leaked the NSA's data tracking practices is 29-year-old government contractor named Edward Snowden. He is now hiding out in Hong Kong, an independent city within China who's residents have previously fled to the United States for similar security.
A federal judge handed a victory to women's health advocates, saying that the federal government erred when it overruled a panel of scientists who recommended that Plan B One-Step be made available to women of all ages. He gave the government 30 days to change its policies.
President Barack Obama is trying to tackle high gas prices by targeting what he says is oil price inflation caused by speculators and market manipulators. Republican are calling it a political gimmick, oil experts say the reason for high prices is high global demand.
Is the U.S. on the verge of a "double-dip" recession? Is the economy already in recession? Kelly Evans, Ahead of the Tape columnist for The Wall Street Journal, gives her analysis of the economic outlook.