The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution to stop flying the Confederate battle flag on Tuesday as part of a movement by its leadership to promote racial unity.
A new study on home caregivers of elders finds a too-high prevalence of abusive behaviors, which suggests a need to look to family situations in preventing abuse of the elderly.
The Baltimore Aquarium is heeding pressure on zoos and entertainment centers across the country to more humanely care for captive animals.
The Southern Baptist Convention, which was founded following a rift with northern Baptists over slavery, plans to hold a denomination-wide discussion of racism during its annual meeting next Tuesday.
A new regulation bolsters the highly contested 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act, which states that native American children who are removed from their families should be placed with relatives or other native American families.
As government regulators move to restrict payday loans, advocates say the stricter regulations could harm the people they are trying to help.
The San Bernadino County's Child Abduction Unit located the missing toddler, now 22 years old, in Mexico.
Mayte Lara Ibarra hoped to alter American's view of undocumented immigrants when she tweeted about her educational success. She did not expect the response she received.
The US reached a milestone as Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) signed legislation Wednesday paving the way for a medical marijuana program: half the states now permit pot for medicinal purposes.
A Miami couple brought their case to court Wednesday, arguing that a city ordinance banning their front yard vegetable patch violates their Constitutional rights.