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More Than 2,000 Police to Secure Cologne Carnival

Cologne is on alert before the western German city's huge carnival celebrations as authorities mobilize to prevent a repeat of a shocking string of sexual assaults that occurred during this year's New Year's festivities. The carnival festivities kick off on Thursday with street parties, a week-long binge of beer, song and dance by revelers in fancy dress.  The carnival runs until Ash Wednesday on February 10. German authorities are determined to be out in...

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