Plains Ga., Jimmy Carter’s hometown, is seeing renewed interest – partly because the values that the town embodies – hard work, duty, grace, faith, dignity, and equality – are counterpoints to a country divided over race, class, and opportunity.
A petition by the family of the gun instructor killed by a 9-year-old girl at a shooting range last year wants to ban kids from using automatic weapons. Most gun owners are for 'common sense' gun controls, polls show.
The US is in a historic hurricane drought, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The fading of Hurricane Danny, which peaked as a Category 3 storm over the Atlantic, came as no surprise Saturday.
A federal judge in California has ruled that the Obama administration violated the rights of migrant mothers and children who crossed into the US last year. The judge ordered the government to release them 'without unnecessary delay.'
A ruling by a US appeals court cuts to a central problem for immigration critics like Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio as public thinking evolves on the best way to deal with otherwise law-abiding immigrants who are in the country illegally.
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, four same-sex couples argue that a 2000 law prohibiting same-sex couples from adopting is legally untenable given the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage in June.
Public confidence in police has dropped following video evidence showing police officers acting with seeming disregard for human life. Still, policing reforms proposed after a white officer killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., have begun to gain traction.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton were arrested recently, showing that not even a top cop is above the law. The two cases illustrate the unique human foibles that can ensnare the powerful.
A senior officer who used his personal firearm to shoot back at the Chattanooga attacker is unlikely to face criminal charges. But what some see as a disconnect between a Pentagon investigation and what many call heroism points to the rapid shift on the ground at military installations.
A surveillance camera indicates that two white men laid Confederate flags on the lawn near the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church early Thursday. For many, the symbolism was profound just over a month after the shooting in Charleston, S.C.
Former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing alleges that motorist Samuel DuBose put his life in danger – an account corroborated by two other officers. But prosecutors say Mr. Tensing’s body camera suggests another scenario.
Lafayette theater shooter: John 'Rusty' Houser identified strongly with far-right issues, according to what appear to be his social media accounts. An AM radio host recalls some guest appearances Mr. Houser made in the 1990s.