The Mormon ban on priests of African descent ended in 1978, but this is the first time the church has given an official explanation for the reasons behind the racist ban or addressed the once widely held notion that skin color indicated spiritual superiority.
George Zimmerman asked a judge on Monday to grant him contact with the girlfriend he's accused of assaulting. She signed an affidavit saying she doesn't want him charged with aggravated assault, battery, or criminal mischief.
Plastic guns will likely be required to still have some metal parts under federal law. But an effort to make plastic guns more detectable, by requiring plastic guns to have an unremovable metal part, seems likely to fail Monday.
US veteran Merrill Newman arrived at the San Francisco airport after turning down a ride aboard Vice President Joe Biden's Air Force Two in favor of a direct flight from Beijing. Newman was detained in North Korea on Oct. 26.
Oklahoma earthquake: The quake struck Saturday near Arcadia, about 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, causing only minor damage. After the earthquake, many residents went back to watching the Oklahoma State and Oklahoma football game.
World War II pilot Henry Heim vividly remembers the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Today, some 3,000 people are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor to commemorate the anniversary of the attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.
While at Harvard University, President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the US, correcting its previous White House statements that the president had never met Onyango Obama.