US & World

Health care repeal vote to open a political year in Congress

2016 will be the year that Republicans put legislation on President Obama's desk repealing his health care law.

India air force base attack leaves 4 gunmen, 2 troops dead

Suspected militants infiltrated an Indian air force base near the border with Pakistan on Saturday and exchanged fire with security forces for hours.

Saudi Arabia's killing of Shiite cleric and 46 others sparks outcry

Saudi Arabia executed 47 people convicted of terrorism Saturday, including prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr, prompting condemnation throughout the Middle East.

SoCal reporter describes Dubai hotel burning on New Year's Eve

Vacationing NBC4 reporter John Cádiz Klemack witnessed the fire that burned at the Address hotel in downtown Dubai on New Year's Eve. Here's his story.

LAX flights delayed, cancelled due to winter weather

Winter weather conditions on the East Coast and Midwest continue to disrupt flights at LAX, airport officials said.

LA group denounces Korea-Japan 'comfort women' deal

Japan apologized and promised a payment of $8.3 million, but an organization that advocates for the victims says the deal falls short of making Japan admit full responsibility for war crimes.

South Korea and Japan reach landmark deal over comfort women

The Japanese government apologized and offered some $8 million in compensation for forcing tens of thousands of Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.

Meadowlark Lemon, star of the Harlem Globetrotters, dies

The player, dubbed the "clown prince of basketball," was 83.

US businesses look to Cuba, but see limited opportunities so far

Restrictions may be falling away, but there are no signs yet that commerce between the countries is about to take off. U.S. agriculture sales to Cuba are actually down, while American tourism is up.

Migrants find a warm welcome at German school

Germany is struggling with 1 million migrants who applied for asylum this year. Officials say the key to integration is education, and many schools have made accommodating migrants a priority.

Toy stories: When some assembly is required

Lots of Christmas toys mean lots of work putting them all together. Our listeners share some of their best and worst experiences.

On paper as parent and child, gay couples annul adoptions to marry

Before same-sex marriage became legal across the U.S., some couples would become father and son to get rights they were otherwise denied. Adoptions were the best option at the time.

Father of drowned 3-year-old Syrian boy delivers Christmas message

The father of toddler Aylan Kurdi calls for "the whole world to open its doors to Syrians" fleeing the country's bloody civil war.

A religious forecast for 2050: atheism is down, Islam is rising

A new report from the Pew Research Center shows a growth spurt for Islam — and a change in the hub of Christianity.

India's Prime Minister makes surprise, historic visit to Pakistan

The visit, which was on Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's birthday, could be a sign of improving relations between the two neighbors.

Magnificent Mile protests disrupt but don't deter holiday shopping

Demonstrators converge on Chicago's high-end shopping district to bring attention to the death of Laquan McDonald. The protest is smaller than last month's Black Friday demonstration.