New York City mayor proposes bill requiring stores to hide tobacco

One week after a New York judge invalidated the city's ban on sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is back with another public health initiative, this one requiring retailers to keep tobacco products ou

Inter Milan faces new racism charge

(CNN) -- The scourge of racism within football has reared its head once again, with Inter Milan charged by UEFA over "racist behavior" of its supporters during last week's Europe League contest against Tottenham Hotspur.

Thousands pack St. Peter's Square for Pope Francis' inauguration

ROME (CNN) -- It was with a call for the protection of the weakest in society that Francis was officially inaugurated Tuesday as the Catholic Church's 266th pontiff, before a crowd of tens of thousands bathed in sunlight.

Chinese contractor at NASA makes court appearance

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Chinese aerospace contractor, who one senior lawmaker suspects is a spy, made his first appearance in federal court on Monday. Bo Jiang worked at NASA's Langley's Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, and was seized over the

Congress tries to beat new shutdown deadline

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Members of Congress will try this week to lock in a spending plan while softening the blow of sweeping, forced cuts -- a goal that must be reached in coming days to avoid a partial government shutdown.

Obama heads to Israel with few expectations, many questions

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- The banners hanging on Israeli street corners boast of the "Unbreakable Alliance" with the United States, and the Stars and Stripes is flying side by side with the Star of David all across Jerusalem.

White House warns Easter Egg Roll could be canceled

Ticket holders for the upcoming White House Easter Egg Roll are being warned the annual event could be canceled if lawmakers can't agree on a measure funding the federal government.

Russia slams Texas prosecutors for not charging parents of dead adopted boy

Russia's child rights ombudsman slammed Texas prosecutors for deciding not to charge the adoptive parents of a Russian boy who died suddenly, Russia's RIA Novosti news agency reported Tuesday.

Monarch butterfly population reaching record-low numbers

It's one of natures many mysteries: every year the Monarch butterfly flies over 2,000 miles from Canada to a place in Mexico they've never been to before.

Woman watches man break into her car in CS

A College Station woman working over the weekend watches from her office window as a man allegedly breaks into her car.