14 Jan 2014 11:38 AM EST
Meredith Vieira Feels 'Good Enough' About Sochi Olympics Security
Meredith Vieira admits she has concerns about security during the upcoming Sochi winter Olympic games, as well as anti-gay laws in Russia, but that won’t stop her from being at Matt Lauer’s side as NBC’s commentators for the opening ceremony on Feb. 6. "I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t [concerned about security]," said Vieira. "I really believe the Russian government is going to do everything it can to avoid that situation. This is Russian president Vladimir Putin’s baby and they don’t want anything to go wrong."
Iraqi Kurds, battling Islamist threat, press Washington for arms Kurdish and U.S. officials said the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq is pressing the Obama administration for sophisticated...
US, UN announce deal on Gaza cease-fire The United States and United Nations are announcing that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours....