Arizona didn't turn into a pressure cooker for immigration reform overnight, historians say.
Baldwin Park, Calif., home of the first-ever drive-through restaurant – an In N Out Burger – has banned construction of new ones for nine months in an effort to curb obesity.
'American Idol' returns just one original judge next season. The search for replacements has media watchers wondering if the show can survive.
In the months leading up to Chelsea Clinton's Saturday wedding in New York, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton juggled diplomacy in places like the Korean Peninsula while checking flower arrangements and dress options on her Blackberry.
'Inception' has pulled in more than $150 million with its unique premise and striking visuals – so why aren't there more films like it? Hollywood is risk-averse.
A group called 'Stop Islamization of America' is promoting ads on major city public transportation that urge people to leave the Muslim faith. The anti-Islamic campaign is sparking thought about the religion's place in American society.
Comic-Con, the annual comic book convention, has exploded into a must-attend event for Hollywood actors and producers, but the new attention represents a healthy evolution, say comic book experts.
The Ground Zero mosque is only one of several mosques that are being strongly opposed by local residents from California to Tennessee. Opposition to mosques is on the rise, observers say.
Lindsay Lohan, set to begin a 90-day jail sentence Tuesday, has sparked debate over justice, entitlement, and a society obsessed with celebrity.
George Steinbrenner, who passed away Tuesday, resuscitated the Yankees by the force of his will and checkbook. He was a trailblazer in the commercialization of baseball.
Wal-Mart and other companies are giving their employees college credit for skills they've learned on the job. The extra credit is the boost many workers need to finish stalled degrees.
'Barefoot Bandit' or Jesse James? America has a soft spot for some wrongdoers. Colton Harris-Moore won fans on Facebook and beyond as a suspect in robberies that 'stick it to the man.'
When spies become news – as they did this week with the swap of US and Russian spies – there is often a disparity between real-life espionage and the images spun by popular film and fiction.
The number of inmates in state prisons declined in 2009 after a long upswing. Efforts to control skyrocketing corrections budgets are a key reason.
Emmy Award nominations released Thursday tapped Conan O'Brien's short-lived stint on NBC's Tonight Show, as well as a handful of shows from non-broadcast networks.
As Lindsay Lohan heads to jail for probation violations, experts call it one more sign of a growing ‘entourage’ culture, where behavior is influenced by like-minded cohorts rather than essential values.
Recent arrests of Muslim men in terrorism plots lead some adherents to ask if they need to approach risks of homegrown jihadists with more urgency.
The Fourth of July weekend traditionally launches action films for guys. But this year, 'Twilight: Eclipse' is breaking Hollywood records, mainly because girls and women are seeing it more than once.
The new gun law, which effectively puts an end to Chicago’s controversial handgun ban, establishes strict guidelines about who can apply for a permit.
Chicago's longtime ban on handguns looked poised to be shot down after this week's ruling by the US Supreme Court. A new gun law proposed Thursday allows handgun ownership but requires multiple steps to obtain permits.