Controversy over the New York and other mosques underlines the struggle to balance values of religious tolerance with fears, real and imagined, in an age of terrorism.
Islamic leaders are concerned that the increasingly heated debate over the mosque near ground zero is stirring up anti-Muslim rhetoric that could incite violence and hate crimes.
Looking to get somewhere in 15 minutes? It's not likely in one of these five US cities. The Texas Transporation Institute's (TTI) 2009 Urban Mobility Report, a national report using data from 2007, documents the annual number of hours motorists spent stuck in traffic. ABC News reported that the total amount of time Americans wasted in traffic in 2007 from the TTI study was 4.2 billion hours. That works out to nearly one full work week, or vacation week if you want to look at it that way, for every traveler. Some cities saw some traffic improvements. But if you're planning to move to one of the top 5 worst US cities for traffic, you might want to stock up on your books on tape, travel snacks, and invest in satellite radio – chances are you'll be spending some "quality" time in your car.
The Cajun culture has a rich tradition with deep ties to the Louisiana bayous. But the BP oil spill's impact on the economy and the environment is straining those ties.
Several efforts are afoot to harness the potential of social media for aid organizations and similar groups. The idea is to efficiently get help to people who need it.
'Avatar' may have paved the way for the next round of 3D movies, but few 3D films are finding success. Clumsy glasses, high prices, and soaring expectations are to blame, say industry experts.
Brett Favre will retire from the Minnesota Vikings. Or so reports say. But the latest Brett Favre rumblings are being met with a 'boy who cried wolf' attitude.
The New York Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously not to stop the demolishing an existing building – clearing the way for the Ground Zero mosque.
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.'