In France, there is a proposed amendment to put a 300 percent tax on palm oil, which is deemed unhealthy. The amendment has been nicknamed the "Nutella tax" because the chocolate-hazelnut spread contains no less than 20 percent palm oil.
New York City's stop-and-frisk practice was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge Monday. The city's leadership claimed the policy, a violation of the fourth amendment preventing unreasonable search and seizure, was a success in reducing crime.
Male members of a small, mouse-like species in Papua New Guinea that care barely stand to come into contact with female members of their species, according to new research. Meanwhile, old episodes of Doctor Who, the pop-hit TV show, have resurfaced. Today's Global Scan.
China is threatening to revoke visas for two dozen journalists from the New York Times and Bloomberg. Both news organizations have published reports about the personal wealth of those close to China's top leaders.
After nearly two months, the New York Police swept into Zucotti Park Tuesday night, ordering Occupy Wall Street protesters to leave the park with their belongings, or be arrested. About 150 protesters were taken into police custody.
Ray Kelly, pictured, announced that Jose Pimentel, 27, was arrested Saturday and charged with conspiring to build a bomb and detonate it in the New York area. The arrest came together quickly after it became clear Pimentel was hours away from having an operational bomb.
In New York City, sharing a cab with a stranger is about as popular as eating pizza with a knife and fork. Yet a new study by MIT researchers says shared rides could cost half as much, take just a few minutes longer on average and dramatically slow traffic and pollution. But would New Yorkers do it?