Barack Obama

President Barack Obama announced a plan to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations on Wednesday, Dec. 17. (Credit: CBS2)

Pope Praises Diplomacy Of US-Cuba Accord

Pope Francis praised the “small steps” of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, expressing joy over the outcome that he helped bring about.

12/18/2014

Cuban players celebrate after winning the gold medal against Nicaragua at the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games, in Veracruz, Mexico, on November 21, 2014.  (Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

MLB ‘Closely Monitoring’ Revamped U.S.-Cuba Relations

MLB says it’s too early to tell how revamped relations between the U.S. and Cuba will affect the league.

12/17/2014

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L) pose with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (2nd R), Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo (L) and Sr. Vice President, Community & Player Programs Kathleen Behrens (R) as they attend the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Prince William, Kate Middleton Enthrall Crowds At Nets Game

The Duchess of Cambridge shook hands with New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray before both entered the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem.

12/08/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict Cop In Eric Garner Chokehold Case

A grand jury has decided Wednesday not to indict the police officer who placed a Staten Island man in an apparent chokehold just before he died.

12/03/2014

Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump, Rev. Al Sharpton speak at a news conference in St. Louis on Nov. 25, 2014. (CBS 2)

Sharpton, Brown’s Attorneys Criticize Ferguson Grand Jury, Prosecutor

Attorney Benjamin Crump said at a news conference Tuesday that attorneys objected to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s decision to call a grand jury and not appoint a special prosecutor.

11/25/2014

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch (credit: Justice Dept.)

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch Emerges As Lead Attorney General Candidate

U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as the leading choice to be the next attorney general, but President Barack Obama does not plan to make a nomination until after a trip to Asia next week.

11/07/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement at Martha's Vineyard, on the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS.   (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama: It’s Time For Us To Take Care Of Business

The president spoke on the election, which delivered a harsh verdict for the Democrats, from the East Room.

11/05/2014

Dan Malloy

Foley Concedes Defeat, Malloy Declares Victory In Conn. Race For Governor

Republican Tom Foley on Wednesday conceded defeat to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in Connecticut governor’s race, a bruising and expensive rematch of the 2010 contest.

11/05/2014

Kaci Hickox

Nurse Quarantined In NJ Over Ebola Concerns Defies Quarantine In Maine

Kaci Hickox, who stepped outside to meet briefly with reporters Wednesday night, followed through with her promise by leaving her home Thursday.

10/30/2014

FILE -- President Barack Obama and Gov. Dannel Malloy have lunch together at Cafe Beauregard in New Britain, Conn., on March 5, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Obamas Hitting Connecticut To Campaign For Gov. Dannel Malloy

The president’s wife is scheduled to appear Thursday at an afternoon campaign rally in New Haven for Malloy. President Barack Obama is slated to headline another rally Sunday afternoon in Bridgeport.

10/30/2014

NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett speaks at a press conference next to Mayor Bill de Blasio October 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kena betancur/Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘No Cause For Alarm’ After First Ebola Case Confirmed In NYC

Dr. Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, became the city’s first Ebola patient on Thursday.

10/24/2014

NYPD officers stand guard outside the Canadian Consulate. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NYPD Beefing Up Security At Locations Tied To Canada

The NYPD is beefing up security at New York City locations associated with the Canadian government after gunfire erupted at the country’s capital on Wednesday.

10/23/2014

People arrive at the international arrivals terminal at  John F. Kennedy Airport on Oct. 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

CDC: 21-Day Monitoring For All Coming From Ebola Nations

The director of the CDC said the program will begin Monday and cover visitors as well as aid workers, journalists and other Americans returning from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.

10/22/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Christie Talks 2016, Blasts Obama Handling Of ISIS Threat

Gov. Chris Christie says he hasn’t decided yet whether he’ll run for president.

10/01/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters on September 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Dismantling ISIS ‘Network Of Death’

President Barack Obama told the assembled leaders that the “only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.”

09/24/2014

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