Top of The World: For the first time, billionaire Mike Bloomberg will join Democratic candidates for president on the debate stage this evening in Nevada. Also, passengers of the quarantined Diamond Princess are disembarking the cruise ship today, though 79 new cases of the novel coronavirus were announced onboard. And in Jerusalem, a Palestinian running group is raising awareness about decades of restrictions on the freedom of movement.
If public schools close for Christmas, Yom Kippur and other religious holidays, shouldn't Muslims in New York City get Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr off from school? The city's new mayor thinks so.
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.
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.
Hollywood, the old heavyweight champ of the film business, is down. But a new coach, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, has big plans to get the champ back into fighting shape for a triumphant return.
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.
Mayor Bloomberg warns that his city could return to the bad old days of high crime without 'stop and frisk.' It's the controversial policing tactic that a federal judge struck down on Monday. We discuss how a similar police tactic is doing in Britain.
Obesity has long been looked at as an environment problem. Kids are drinking sugary soda, eating saturated fats and sitting in front of screens for hours at a time, experts say. But research from University of California Irvine has found that genetics has a serious impact on obesity.
New York City's ban on the sale of sugary drinks was struck down in court earlier this week, one day before the ban was supposed to take effect. And while some critics cheered, other critics say the ban wasn't broad enough to cover the range of potentially harmful sugary drinks.