Addressing the nation four days after a shooting in San Bernardino, California unnerved Americans, President Obama pledged that the homeland would be protected, and that the U.S. would "destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us."
In his speech to the nation about the terror threat, the president had some ideas about what lawmakers could do to help keep the country safer. But while those measures might help the U.S. prevent some attacks by ISIS, are they missing the bigger picture?
In what would represent a first in the more-than-one-year-old U.S.-led military campaign in Syria, the regime of President Bashar Assad says American fighter jets have attacked his government troops close to the front line they hold opposite ISIS in the strategic province of Deir Ezzor.
When an explosion tore through Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1917, Boston quickly sent a relief train stuffed with supplies, and since the tragedy the bond between the two cities has only grown -- in the form of dozens of Christmas trees, poignantly symbolizing goodwill among neighbors.
President Obama has never missed the Kennedy Center Honors, but last night his televised address on terror caused him to arrive late for the first time. The ceremony drew thousands to Washington, D.C., where this year's honorees were celebrated for their lifetime contributions to American culture.
Climate change poses worldwide economic risks, including to financial markets. That's why a growing number of investors are acting to protect themselves by "carbon proofing" their portfolios, and joining the fight against global warming in the bargain.