An online crowdfunding campaign in support of Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has raised more than $150,000.
Everything from streets to a parasitic hairworm have been named in honor of President Obama, but the effort to immortalize him is causing a backlash in one New Jersey town, whose elected leaders are reconsidering their vote to place the president’s name on a recreation center.
Wildfires followed by heavy rain sparked flash flooding and mudslides in Washington state, sending homeowners packing but trapping motorists in their vehicles.
If McDonald’s didn’t hand out toys, kids would eat better — at least that’s the theory of one New York City council member who wants to ban the restaurant from giving out the goodies in its Happy Meal boxes.
Food stamp recipients were selling their benefits online in exchange for money, housing or even art, according to a report federal investigators released Thursday that showed states manage to catch just a fraction of potential fraud in the sprawling program.
A giant Palestinian flag that read “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” was unfurled Wednesday from the Manhattan Bridge as pro-Palestinian activists marched into New York City protesting Israel’s actions in Gaza.
A West Point graduate died while fighting in an Ukrainian army unit near Donetsk. Mark Paslawsky, 55, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1981, but recently joined the Donbas volunteer battalion and has fought in the region since April.
A federal judge has declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.
There’s simply no way to know now what the end game will be in Ferguson, Missouri. But there’s certainly plenty of issues worthy of considerable thought.
Black gun-rights activists in Texas protested police brutality Wednesday by exercising their rights to openly carry firearms through the streets of South Dallas.
Supporters of a Cincinnati area clinic that is ending its surgical abortion services Friday say it is the latest victim of a political attack — and that Ohio is at risk of losing even more of its abortion clinics.
Bank of America’s top executive said Thursday he hoped a record-setting $16.65 billion penalty officially announced by the Justice Department over the sales of bad mortgages and securities ahead of the 2008 financial global panic will remove a major cloud from the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank’s future.