Not far from the film festival in Cannes is a town with even deeper ties to cinema. La Ciotat is home to the oldest working movie house in the world and was used by the inventors of moving pictures.
Long hours in practice might account for the higher concussion risk in high school and college football, a study finds. Some schools are retooling practice to the reduce the number of hits.
A West Virginia man tried to rob a pharmacy. He brought along a can of pepper spray to immobilize the staff. He sprayed a cloud of the stuff. Then he was overcome by it himself.
Mike Capko took his family to the ballpark for Mother's Day. He caught the foul ball as it flew straight for them. He snatched the ball one-handed with the baby still on his chest.
Thousands of ethnic Muslims known as Rohingya are fleeing persecution in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. They cross into southern Thailand or take to boats on the Andaman Sea.
The Ebola outbreak in Liberia which caused so much panic, death and devastation is officially over. What are the country's plans to rebuild its health care system?
Grammy award-winning South African group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, has teamed up with the golden voice of Mali's Salif Keita, in a recording against xenophobia. The collaboration comes as South Africa deals with an eruption of violence against mainly African foreigners. The theme: United We Stand.
Germany might be the wealthiest country in Europe, but its capital city is running out of money. The security couriers who re-fill ATMs in Berlin have been on strike for more than a week, and there no sign of an end to the dispute. That's a problem in a country where almost 80 percent of all transactions are cash payments.
Lawmakers in Congress will be negotiating whether to extend the Patriot Act. That's the law written following the September 11th attacks, designed to thwart future acts of terrorism in the U.S. A key provision of the law is set to expire in a few weeks.
The art world has lost a pioneering figure. Chris Burden, began as a performance artist and left a public work that's now a symbol for Los Angeles. He died Sunday after a long illness. He was 69 years old.
Renowned documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles' last film is a portrait of 93-year-old style icon and self-described "geriatric starlet" Aris Apfel.
There's been a wave of violence against immigrant workers. Now the Grammy-winning singers have joined their voices with Mali's superstar Salif Keita. The message: "United we stand."
The U.N. Human Rights official who gave French authorities a report detailing abuse claims at a Central African Republic camp, is back at work. He faces questions about whether he broke protocol.
Prince performed in Baltimore Sunday night. It was billed as a "Rally 4 Peace" — just weeks after violence erupted following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Police officers are charged in his death.
The 6 Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the black man who was injured in police custody, say the charges they face — ranging from murder to misconduct — should be dismissed.
In Singapore, political discourse is highly controlled. And a 16-year-old blogger named Amos Yee has pushed those limits. A verdict in the case is expected on Tuesday.
A federal judge is expected to rule on whether it is constitutional to hold women and children from Central America, who are seeking asylum in the U.S., in detention centers.
Women who choose to raise their children out of wedlock are so rare in South Korean society that they face social ostracization, job losses and active encouragement to adopt out their kids.
Older Palestinians can enter Israel without prior authorization; 100 Palestinian doctors are now permitted to drive to work. An Israeli officer describes these modest policy changes as an experiment.
It's a nightmarish job: No exercise or fresh air and little food and sleep for days at a time, all in an effort to convince 200 countries to save Earth's climate and the planet. Can they do it?