Fifty years after the surgeon general's first report on the subject, smoking is still identified as the leading preventable cause of death in the US. What role will public policy play in the next 50 years?
The polar vortex that froze water in all 50 states raised special concerns in the usually mild South. A quick civic response – extra patrols, warming centers, expanded hours at homeless shelters – helped reduce fatalities among the region's homeless population.
Duck Dynasty guns, a new line of Mossberg shotguns and rifles, is the latest offering from Phil Robertson and his bayou-based clan. Some see early evidence that the 'Duck Dynasty' craze may help boost hunting, at a time when ducks and geese are relatively plentiful.
Michael Davis said Wednesday that he and his wife have forgiven Arapahoe High student Karl Pierson for fatally shooting their daughter Claire. Not all who suffer such a loss choose to walk the forgiveness path, but here's why some do.
A Pew study finds that the percentage of Republicans who believe that Darwin's theory of evolution is correct has dropped 11 percent in about five years. That is suggestive of the country's broader polarization, the authors say.
After a stand-off with the 'Duck Dynasty' family over patriarch Phil Robertson's comments about gay people, which many found offensive, the A&E cable network backed down in return for the family's pledge to promote tolerance.
‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch, Phil Robertson, is the beneficiary of a petition that has gathered almost 250,000 signatures, in the wake of his controversial comments about gays. There’s been other pushback, too, to the condemnation of Mr. Robertson.
Starting in 2014, it will be legal to sell marijuana over the counter in two US states to anyone over 21. Colorado and Washington spent a year crafting a regulatory framework they hope will pass federal muster. Now, the testing day is almost here.
In the year since the Newtown school shooting, the town's faith communities have become important hubs for residents. Congregations are witnessing how the trials of that dark day are producing extraordinary fruit – much of it sweet but also some sour.
Residents of Newtown, Conn., hope to avoid the intense media scrutiny that came a year ago Saturday, after the school shooting that shocked the world. Their focus will be on reflection, healing, and kindness.