The Consumer Product Safety Commission has had 38 recalls for dangerous toys this year, down from 162 in 2008. But parents shopping for children this holiday season still need to be vigilant.
Kentucky police said Tuesday that Bill Sparkman, the census worker found hanged with "FED" written on his chest, was trying to make his suicide look like a murder for insurance purposes.
Reported hate crimes dropped 2 percent in 2008 from 2007 levels. Is rising 'atmosphere of rage' a threat to gains?
After the shootings at Fort Hood, Muslim communities across the US were swift to condemn the attack. But the incident has again raised image issues for Muslims, as well as questions about how to best counter radicalization.
Women ski jumpers sue for the right to compete in the Vancouver Olympics and stop men from jumping if women can't.
The California Energy Commission next week takes up new energy efficiency standards for flat-screen TVs sold in the state.
Michael Jackson's new documentary 'This Is It' will shape his legacy, not to mention his estate's worth. But how long should his image be protected from exploitation by others?
Recent arrests in Chicago, as well as the shooting death of Detroit mosque leader, are forcing many US Muslims to explain how Islam is misunderstood.
The 2009 Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif., highlighted the recently released Shriver Report, which found that women now make up half of all American workers.
Parents' quest for reality-TV fame, from 'Jon & Kate' to balloon boy story, can be damaging to their children, say media watchdogs and child advocates.
Local sheriff says the whole thing was a hoax to gain publicity and four charges in the 'balloon boy' incident are coming.
A federal judge is expected to rule soon on whether the FDA has the authority to regulate electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, which contain nicotine but not tobacco.
Fathima Rifqa Bary alleged that her Muslim father threatened to kill her after she converted to Christianity. The case has set Muslim and Christian activists at odds.
The two economists were awarded Nobel Prizes Monday. Eleven of the 13 Nobel Prizes went to Americans, but that's hardly an endorsement of the country's policies.
The scandal points to a gray area in office policies. Many businesses have yet to clarify guidelines for workplace relationships.
The Obama administration announced new reforms Tuesday aimed at improving the standards of detention facilities for illegal immigrants.
The Packers' former franchise quarterback methodically took over last night's game after the Packers shut down the running lanes for superstar running back Adrian Peterson.
Daley devoted much of the past 2-1/2 years to Chicago's Olympic bid, and many see its failure as having a considerable effect on his legacy.
With his own network show seen by millions, Letterman can spin the sex-scandal story his own way without facing tough questions. At least for now.