John Hendren

John Hendren

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

Donald Trump

'Better Angels' aims to bring civil discourse to divided America

Confrontations between supporters of US President Donald Trump and demonstrators that oppose his policies have often become violent during the US president's first year in power.

'Better Angels' aims to bring civil discourse to divided America

US & Canada

Rohingya who fled Myanmar find refuge in Chicago

Muslim Rohingya who escaped deadly violence and persecution in Myanmar have found new homes in the United States.

Rohingya who fled Myanmar find refuge in Chicago

US & Canada

Obama Foundation kicks off first leadership summit in Chicago

Former US President Barack Obama has kicked off a two-day leadership summit in his hometown of Chicago. He's addressed 500 young people at the event, which is the first to be run by his foundation.

Obama Foundation kicks off first leadership summit in Chicago

US & Canada

Women's march leaders gather in Detroit

About 2.6 million people across the US took part in The Women's March in January - the biggest national protest in US history.

Women's march leaders gather in Detroit

Business & Economy

Inequality in the US: Missouri blocks St Louis' minimum wage hike

The 'Fight for 15' movement has succeeded in getting some cities across the country to raise the minimum wage, but many say more needs to be done to fix growing wealth inequality fueled by rising living costs and the lack of salary raises.

Inequality in the US: Missouri blocks St Louis' minimum wage hike