PARIS — Heavy floods in southwest France have forced the closure of the Catholic pilgrimage site in Lourdes and the evacuation of pilgrims from nearby hotels. Floodwaters swirled Wednesday in the grotto where nearly 6 million believers from around the world, many gravely ill, come every year seeking miracles and healing. It has been a major pilgrimage site since a French girl's vision of the Virg
President Barack Obama is expected to use his speech at the iconic Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday to renew calls for a reduction in nuclear weapons. It is not the first time the president has called for a reduction in stockpiles, but by addressing the issue in a major foreign speech, Obama is hoping to rekindle the issue, which was at the center of his early first-term agenda.
Track and field Olympian Lolo Jones is trying to make it in the world of bobsledding, and she’s finding out the hard way how little the winter sport pays. Jones voiced her displeasure with the $741.84 check she received from the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation in a Vine video posted Monday. That’s a pretty small pay day for seven months of work, but one of the most decorated bobsledders of a
Katy Perry "goes there" with Vogue about two of her high-profile relationships in the magazine's July cover story. The singer says of ex-husband Russell Brand that she "was in love with him when I married him" in 2010. She adds that she hasn't heard from the comedian since Brand sent her a text on New Year's Eve 2011 saying he wanted a divorce, about 14 months later.
Even though it's pretty much a useless endeavor, fans of reality TV talent shows love to compare "The Voice" with "American Idol." Who has the better singers? Best production values? Top judges? Most bloated episodes? Etc. etc. ... There are valid arguments to be made on both sides, in various categories, but there's one area that "The Voice" just can't measure up: It has yet to produce a chart-t
Would you pay 25 cents to send a tweet to space on the odd chance that an alien might read it? The founders of Lone Signal hope so. The New York startup is launching a new website through which anyone can submit messages that will be broadcast to a star 17 light years away.
On Saturday, thousands of Brazilian fans at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha booed and heckled FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Brazilian president Dilma Roussef during the opening ceremony of the Confederations Cup.
Huawei Technologies' much-leaked Ascend P6 smartphone is the world's thinnest at 6.18 millimeters, and has the highest-resolution front-facing camera at 5 megapixels, the company claimed at the phone's London launch. In comparison, Apple's iPhone 5 measures 7.6mm and has a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. The phones have similar 8 megapixel rear cameras, however, and the P6 is a shade heavier a