Who won in Thursday night's US budget deal, Democrats or Republicans? Pundits on the right and left make their cases.
The US Senate approves a 10-year extension of a ban on all-plastic guns but rejects tougher restrictions called for by gun-control advocates.
Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is to be sentenced to home confinement in connection with the sexual harassment scandal that saw him pushed from office.
No Scottish health board has met a new government target for all outpatients to receive their first appointment within 12 weeks of referral.
The battle between US drug regulators and genetic-testing company 23andme pits consumer safety against freedom of information.
Ongoing Obamacare glitches draw dissatisfaction from both sides of the political aisle and citizens it is designed to assist, writes the BBC's Mark Mardell.
US Secretary of State John Kerry defends the six-month nuclear deal with Iran before a sceptical panel of congressmen.
Healthcare websites established under President Obama's health law enrolled twice as many people in November as the month before, the US says.
The US House of Representatives approves a 10-year extension of a ban on all-plastic guns, amid the spread of at-home 3D printing.
Matteo Renzi resoundingly wins the leadership of Italy's centre-left Democratic Party, making him a leading candidate to be the next prime minister.