The controversial measure is part of an overall healthcare bill expected to pass into law. Spain, Israel and Italy have rules against ultrathin models, but none go as far as the French measure would.
Kharkiv has largely escaped the ravages of the war until recently. It has been hit by several terrorist bombings, including a blast at a Ukrainian national unity rally last month that killed 4 people.
As much effort as it's taken to get Iran to agree to limit its nuclear ambitions, it will be a monumental sell for the administration to get Congress and key Mideast allies to go along with the deal.
If you find a parking spot in Los Angeles, the signs near it will be confusing. The city has rolled out new parking signs that are supposed to be easier to understand.
David Greene talks to Andrew McCutchen, centerfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, about the future of baseball in America's inner cities.
Men's and women's college basketball seasons are over except for the championships. Wisconsin plays Duke Monday for the men's title, and UConn and Notre Dame play Tuesday for the women's title.
In Syria, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is gaining ground in an area on the edge of the capital Damascus. The area called Yarmouk was once a Palestinian refugee camp.
The city has reduced its water consumption 6 percent since the drought started. The new meters can detect illegal watering in real time, and they've helped to cut some homeowners' use by 80 percent.
Many states are trying to boost their economies through business startups. But outside of Silicon Valley, funding for private investors is hard to come by.
Americans spend billions of dollars every year on annual physicals. But there's little evidence that a yearly checkup helps healthy adults. Some doctors are telling patients to skip it.
Women under 55 are twice as likely to die after being hospitalized for a heart attack than men. Women delay treatment because they may not recognize the symptoms and they're reluctant to make a fuss.
Some scientists suggest calling the era we live in the Anthropocene, to denote the time when humans came to dominate Earth's fate. But did it start with farming, the atom bomb or other event?
Leaders of what some call a new civil rights struggle say the protests must lead to long-term strategies. The goal is to sustain a national movement and to get past challenging obstacles.
Financial advisers advocate using cash whenever possible. But new technologies are making it easier to do just the opposite. Still, a recent study shows more millennials are turning away from plastic.
Matzo balls are at the center of any Passover seder. Cookbook author Joan Nathan, known as the "grande dame" of Jewish cooking, explains the history behind this culinary tradition.
When Duke University sent Siobhan O'Dell, 17, a rejection letter, she turned the tables. In the end, she's headed for a school she doesn't have to reject, the University of South Carolina.
Officials in Turkey hired Julianne Moore for a documentary promoting Turkey. She shot a scene recalling a visit to Turkey as a child. Turkish media say officials accused Moore of poor acting.
Steve Inskeep talks to Nasser Hadian, professor of political science at Tehran University, for a view of the nuclear agreement from Iran.
Steve Inskeep talks to U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken about the nuclear talks with Iran and six world powers, including the United States. In Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday, negotiators announced they had reached agreement on a "political framework" for preventing Iran's development of a nuclear bomb.
On Saturday, the Kentucky Wildcats take on the Wisconsin Badgers and the Michigan State Spartans play Duke's Blue Devils. The winners will play Monday for the NCAA men's basketball championship.