While education spending declined during the recession, most states increased prison spending, according to a new report from the NAACP.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has created a stir by discussing the role of the white Citizens Council in a magazine interview. The episode shows the challenges for Southern politicians on the national stage.
A young white woman kicks up a storm when she decides to interview the black maids in her Mississippi town.
British singer Phil Collins performs during "Up Close & Personal: Phil Collins Plays '60s Motown and Soul" during the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, on Thursday. The show features Collins's interpretations of the biggest hits from the '60s.
BP CEO Tony Hayward is not resigning, according to a company spokeswoman, who denied a Russian news agency report on Monday.
Tara, a 2-month-old Asian palm civet cub, sits on the shoulder of a Royev Ruchei Zoo employee in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Monday. Zoo employees are hand-feeding two cubs, Tara and Tona, after their mother gave birth to them in April this year and refused to nurse them.
BP will attempt a 'top kill' in which heavy mud and cement would be shot into the well to plug it up.
The oil giant has said that it will be happy if it can siphon half of the oil leaked in the BP Oil Spill.
Kathryn Stockett's debut novel 'The Help,' once rejected by 60 agents, continues to make headlines.