An award given to French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo exploded into controversy this month, with high-profile critics saying the magazine stokes anti-Muslim sentiment in France. But the award went ahead, and the magazine's editor says his team is actually a force for anti-racism.
The frightening scenes of urban unrest in Baltimore, and in Ferguson Missouri before that, reflect a long-smoldering distrust of police in African-American communities nationwide. A lot of departments, Baltimore’s among them, have made substantive strides in recent years increasing diversity. But Census Bureau statistics also indicate that police in many of America’s largest cities still don’t reflect the makeup of the communities they serve.
A category 4 tornado swept through Ciudad Acuña, a town situated on the Mexico-US border, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas. And, heavy rains from the storm system have flooded parts of Texas. Here are some photos of the aftermath.
Obamacare has been in places for several years now, but many consumers still aren't getting the coverage they're entitled to. A new study found that many health plans aren't providing mandated free services, and others are outright excluding some people from certain guaranteed coverage.
Officially atheist, the Communist Party these days is more tolerant of religion, though it generally demands that people worship in state-controlled settings. And that state control can manifest in weirdly capitalistic ways.
Tom Brady may have manipulated his footballs for a competitive advantage, but manipulating equipment is an age-old practice. Here are some big-name examples, including a "magic sword" and a hidden engine in a bicycle.
A warmer world is leading to more volatile weather events, including extremes of heat, cold and rainfall. Climate change may also be affecting tornado activity in the US. Scientists who study tornadoes are noticing ominous changes in the way recent tornadoes occur, though more research is needed to demonstrate a causal link.
The controversial quarterback once bought a chunk of the campus of struggling Pine Manor college for his manse, carriage home and yoga studio. The Massachusetts school faces some of the same pressures as Sweet Briar College in rural Virginia, which announced in March it would close.
Most of us might probably opt for a night of Netflix if we don't have plans, but new research says going out by ourselves is just as fun as having plans with friends. That's why the study's author says we should forget our fears and see that movie solo.
Parisian author Pénélope Bagieu had to act as a lone wolf to achieve success, and that selfishness makes its way into her new graphic novel, "Exquisite Corpse." But it's a cautionary tale she wrote for the reader and, in part, for herself.
Days after the earthquake hit Nepal, Shrochis Karki says some rural villages have still seen few signs of help. And while he's been working from his home in England to coordinate relief efforts, he says part of the blame lies with the world's fixation on dramatic human interest stories and not real problems.