As states like California grapple over gay marriage, New England has found that it can be a small fillip to the economy.
Courts have struck down many laws aimed at preventing sales to minors. Legal analysts see Supreme Court as unlikely to step in.
Key GOP leaders came to woo the NRA's annual convention this weekend, one sign of the group's growing clout.
Adults are taking stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall, normally used to treat serious medical conditions, to boost their concentration and job performance. Critics ask: Is it making Americans too dependent on their medicine cabinets?
Suicides are up and hard drugs are more prevalent – trends that are both linked to the hurricane's legacy, experts say.
Americans are ready for a break, and they're being enticed out of their homes by big travel discounts, according to AAA.
Tattoo parlors are seeing steady profits, as consumers shift spending toward purchases that are more meaningful.
The Los Angeles Dodger says he took a drug he did not know was banned. True or not, the excuse adds to a lengthening line of equivocations from ballplayers suspected of doping.
Fed up with growling tailpipes, one more city cracks down on the world's largest Harley rally.
Could it produce a prototype that other struggling big-city newspapers could use to survive the current recession?
Obama urges that schools with confirmed or suspected cases suspend classes. Mexican schools have already taken that step.
A new Pew survey suggests that many Catholics leave their church because of doctrine, whereas Protestants tend to leave because of life changes such as marriage.
The comments could add to conservative Americans' sense that they are being either ignored or besieged but not heard.
In the past, major media outlets have given antigovernment 'tea party' protests – like the ones held today – short shrift. Critics say it is because they are out of touch with America.
Firearms sales have their cycles, but types of buyers – and their motivations – have shifted.
Calm deliberation marks the reaction, for the most part, to Friday's landmark court decision.
Big money, recruiting power, and selection committees mean the era of Cinderella teams is all but over.
Lutherans and Presbyterians may allow local congregations to choose people in same-sex relationships as pastors.
The administration will soon decide whether to reverse Bush's 'conscience rule.'
An informant at a California mosque has hampered efforts to find home-grown terrorists.