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.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has received a two-year ban for doping, which she has promised to appeal because she believes that her lack of knowledge about the doping should carry more weight.
As the federal government and local communities shift strategies for ending homelessness toward permanent housing, some of the most vulnerable are left with nowhere to go.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is set to reopen its gorilla exhibit Tuesday with a higher barrier, but the debate over keeping animals in captivity is far from over.