Global Scan

Obama's having trouble fitting his turkey into the oven this year

Obama's health care turkey requires some heavy lifting this season. We look at immigrants, both those puzzling over US traditions and one just passing through from the Oort Cloud. And North Koreans may have a new export for the US, albeit an illegal one. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.


Hello? Is anybody out there?

Data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft points to potentially over 10 billion earth-like planets elsewhere in our galaxy. With more earth-like planets, there's more potential for earth-like life. But if we make contact with extraterrestrials, who gets to say hello? And how?