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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.
January 08, 2015
French police are still searching for the gunmen who killed 12 people in Wednesday's attack on the Charlie Ebdo publication in Paris.
January 08, 2015
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.
January 08, 2015
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.
January 08, 2015
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.
January 08, 2015
Robert Siegel and Melissa Block take a moment to remember the 12 victims of Wednesday's shooting in Paris.
January 08, 2015
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.
January 08, 2015
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."
January 08, 2015
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.
January 08, 2015
The Department of Defense says it will pull out of bases in the U.K., Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Portugal.
January 08, 2015
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.
January 08, 2015
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.
January 08, 2015
The media response to Leelah Alcorn's suicide prompts young transgender people — especially people of color — to demand greater awareness about the discrimination they face every day.
January 08, 2015
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.
January 08, 2015
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.
January 08, 2015
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?
January 08, 2015
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.
January 08, 2015
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.
January 08, 2015
The airline's former employees are filing a federal whistleblower complaint over their termination for refusing to fly after discovering what they said was threatening graffiti on an aircraft.
January 08, 2015
Arctic Air moved as far south as Florida and Texas on Wednesday. The low temperatures will persist today.
January 08, 2015

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