An activist artist pastes images, part of the #AllHandsOnDeck project by artist Damon Davis, on top of boarded-up businesses in Ferguson, Missouri November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Officials prepare for Ferguson decision

FERGUSON, Mo. - Prosecutors made preparations to announce the eventual decision by a grand jury on whether to charge a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager.  Full Article 

Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner 7:00pm EST

LAS VEGAS - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote.

Cathey Park of Cambridge, Massachusetts wears a cast for her broken wrist with ''I Love Obamacare'' written upon it prior to President Barack Obama's arrival to speak about health insurance at Faneuil Hall in Boston October 30, 2013. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE

House Republicans sue over healthcare law

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the House of Representatives filed a long-anticipated lawsuit challenging the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.  Full Article 

A man uses his snow blower to clear his driveway in the town of West Seneca near Buffalo, New York, November 20, 2014. REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario

Snowy western New York faces flooding

EVANS, N.Y. - Warm temperatures and rain were forecast for the weekend in the city of Buffalo and western New York, bringing the threat of widespread flooding to the region.  Full Article 

Secretary of State John Kerry faces Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (not pictured) during a meeting in Vienna November 21, 2014. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

U.S. and Iran in talks, face nuclear roadblock

VIENNA - Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are discussing new ideas aimed at breaking the deadlock in nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers, sources close to the talks said.  Full Article 

Actor, comedian and author Bill Cosby speaks at the Children's Defense Fund's National Summit at Howard University in Washington September 25, 2007. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A sold-out Cosby show amid sex assault claims

MELBOURNE, Fla./LOS ANGELES - Bill Cosby played a sold-out show in Florida despite a wave of sexual assault allegations this week that prompted the cancellation of several upcoming shows and two major studios to halt projects involving the comedian.  Full Article 

Graduating students at the Worcester Technical High School graduation ceremony in Worcester, Massachusetts June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Going up: Healthcare and education

The cost of medical care is rising much faster than core inflation. Education is going up even more rapidly.   Full Article