A panel appointed to review White House security has called for the fence surrounding the historic building to be raised immediately.
TODAY reports: Migrant worker groups have alleged that the costly services provided by these lawyers are unnecessary and not always in the workers’ best interests.
The dollar again forged higher against the euro and the yen following Wednesday's Federal Reserve announcement that kept interest rates low.
With developments proceeding apace, Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, revealed she will travel to Havana in late January for the first direct talks to "begin the process of restoration of diplomatic relations."
TODAY reports: More than 10 employees have offered to return to the cafe without pay to continue grooming, feeding and taking care of the remaining cats.
Thursday's gains marked the second day in a row the S&P 500 has risen more than two per cent. Such a two-day streak has not happened since 2002.
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for January delivery tumbled US$2.36 to finish at US$54.11 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the lowest price since early May 2009.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day visit marks the 15th anniversary of the handover of Macau from Portugal to China.
The attacks came amid a wider effort to pile pressure on the IS group before a major counter-offensive in coming months and as Kurdish forces made gains against the militants around Sinjar near the Syrian border.
While Cagliari remain in the relegation zone after seeing their run without a win extended to eight games, Juventus are now four points clear of nearest challengers Roma.