The House passed a Senate-authored Keystone XL pipeline bill Wednesday, sending it to the president's desk. Obama has promised to veto the bill to approve the Keystone pipeline.
Fears of a sectarian war in Yemen increased as the largest protests erupted since the Houthis seized power. The US State Department warned of risks to the diplomatic community in Sanaa.
The effort to restore full diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba will impact the baseball world as much as any. The possibilities and pitfalls are endless if major league teams can access one of the sport's richest talent pools and rabid fans.
Russia-backed rebels say they have surrounded a key transportation hub, while government forces have opened a new front near the port of Mariupol.
From Russia to Iran to Cuba, the US or its allies have engaged morally suspect regimes that are prone to abuse diplomatic negotiations. Any talks with adversaries must have a good prospect of success to be justified.