Robert Siegel talks to Patrick Weil, professor and senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne.
This is a nervous time for officials in Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., the four finalists who want to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
French police are still searching for the gunmen who killed 12 people in Wednesday's attack on the Charlie Ebdo publication in Paris.
Time is running out in Haiti for a political compromise before the Jan. 12 date when the majority of the country's legislators' terms will expire. Opposition senators are refusing to negotiate with the embattled president, and if an agreement is not hammered out, Michel Martelly will rule by decree.
From Goldkey's smart watch that can make encrypted phone calls, to the iWallet that prevents hackers from stealing your credit card information, tech companies at CES are focusing this year on privacy gadgets. Melissa Block talks to CNET's Lindsey Turrentine about the latest in personal privacy technology at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show.
A renewal of a just-lapsed terrorism program became the first bill passed by Congress this year. Opponents had argued that shopping mall developers, sports stadium owners and others should not get taxpayer support, but supporters who say such private insurance would be too expensive, prevailed in both chambers.
An independent investigation found no evidence the NFL saw a second video that showed a detailed assault by running back Ray Rice of his then fiance.
Honda has agreed to pay a $70 million fine for failing to report more than 1,700 death and injury claims in the largest penalty levied against a carmaker by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Honda's violations were first disclosed last year during investigations into defective Takata airbags in Hondas and other vehicles. NHTSA did not specify the exact nature of what Honda failed to report. Honda blamed the matter of "inadvertent data entry or computer programming errors."
Robert Siegel and Melissa Block take a moment to remember the 12 victims of Wednesday's shooting in Paris.
Opponents had argued that shopping mall developers, sports stadium owners and others shouldn't get taxpayer support. Supporters, who say private insurance would be too expensive, prevailed.
People with the autoimmune disease psoriasis can need a lot of medical care and can miss a lot of work. A review adds up the big-dollar cost of a disease that often flies under the radar.
The Department of Defense says it will pull out of bases in the U.K., Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Portugal.
But the inquiry by former FBI Director Robert Mueller also says the league should have more thoroughly investigated the assault by the Baltimore Ravens star of his then-fiancee.
The city's "traffic enforcers" will be on duty for up to 24 hours at a stretch during the pontiff's visit, with no time to run to the toilet.
The media response to Leelah Alcorn's suicide has prompted young transgender people — especially people of color — to demand greater awareness about the discrimination they face every day.
When Iran's leader called for the killing of the British writer in 1989, it shocked the West. Now, such threats from Islamic radicals are becoming common and actual attacks are becoming more frequent.
The satirical French magazine that was the target of a deadly attack typically prints 60,000 copies and sells about 30,000. Separately, news organizations and Google donated money to Charlie Hebdo.
A federal appeals court this week is once again weighing whether Texas restrictions on clinics that perform abortions are too onerous for women who seek the procedure. How far is too far to drive?
From stylized photography that looks like a fashion shoot to a comic book journey about lockjaw, artwork from around the world illustrates the value of vaccines.
The California Democrat's announcement ends speculation about her political future. Boxer, 74, had been a favorite to retain her seat; she said she would work to ensure it remains with her party.