John Hendren

John Hendren

US & Canada

Pfizer ends research for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's drugs

The drug company - which makes the lucrative drug, Viagra - said it was ending its neuroscience research to focus on areas where it was strongest.

Pfizer ends research for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's drugs

United States

US housing crisis: Tiny homes, a small solution for a big problem

Homelessness is a problem in many cities across the United States, but Detroit and a few other cities are experimenting with a surprisingly simple solution.

US housing crisis: Tiny homes, a small solution for a big problem

Donald Trump

Fire and Fury: Donald Trump tweets he is 'a very stable genius'

As Republican leaders met the president to discuss their legislative agenda for 2018, Trump began his Saturday with a barrage of morning tweets.

Fire and Fury: Donald Trump tweets he is 'a very stable genius'

US & Canada

US: Rockford police 'building bridges not busting heads’

Police in Rockford, Illinois are responding with a unique approach to crime fighting.

US: Rockford police 'building bridges not busting heads’

US & Canada

Disney buys 21st Century Fox in a massive deal

The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire most of the assets of 21st Century Fox.

Disney buys 21st Century Fox in a massive deal

United States

US: Major corporations begin hiring autistic workers

A new wave of workplace 'neurodiversity' is sweeping a number of the US' largest employers. They are hiring autistic applicants and recognising the unique skills and profile they bring to the workforce.

US: Major corporations begin hiring autistic workers

US & Canada

World's only floating postal code

The end-of-year holiday period is a busy time for postal services across the world.

World's only floating postal code

US & Canada

NBC's Matt Lauer fired over 'sexual misconduct'

US broadcaster NBC News has fired the popular host Matt Lauer over a sexual harassment allegation.

NBC's Matt Lauer fired over 'sexual misconduct'

United States

US: Hurricane Harvey victims homeless on Thanksgiving

Hurricane Harvey was the most costly tropical cyclone on record. Wind and flooding caused nearly $200bn of damage, breaking the record set by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

US: Hurricane Harvey victims homeless on Thanksgiving

US & Canada

Nebraska approves Keystone pipeline route despite recent spill

US regulators have approved the TransCanada company's plan to route the Keystone XL pipeline through the state of Nebraska.

Nebraska approves Keystone pipeline route despite recent spill

US & Canada

US: Boys Town marks 100 years of 'saving children'

America's most famous children's home, Boys Town, in the midwestern state of Nebraska, is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary next month.

US: Boys Town marks 100 years of 'saving children'

Latin America

Venezuela debt crisis adds to its humanitarian woes

Venezuela missed a second deadline for a large payment on its debt due in October, and is now facing humanitarian and debt crises.

Venezuela debt crisis adds to its humanitarian woes