A majority of Americans support the death penalty, but a failed execution in Oklahoma is raising questions about what society will accept in the course of capital punishment.
The same judge who sentenced 529 Egyptians to death in Minya last month sentenced another 683 defendants to death Monday. The verdicts portray a judicial system run amok.
Two dozen evangelical leaders arrive on Capitol Hill Tuesday to urge Congress to pass immigration reform. Churches have been conspicuous in their support of immigration reform.
The 4 percent figure is a conservative estimate, the researchers say in a study published Monday. Some of the innocent on death row are exonerated and freed, but not all, the study says.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says racist comments attributed to him are “the antithesis” of who he is. President Obama joins others in terming those comments “incredibly offensive.”
One year on, some survivors of the factory collapse in Bangladesh have gone back to work. There are industry-wide efforts to improve safety, but challenges remain.
The Food and Drug Administration, which proposes to regulate the booming e-cigarette industry, explained Thursday why it is poised to crack down on the tobacco-less products.
A deadly avalanche last Friday near Everest base camp has led to walkouts by Sherpas angered by government compensation terms, throwing into doubt the plans of foreign mountaineers.
VKontakte founder and CEO Pavel Durov says he was fired over his resistance to Moscow’s efforts to monitor and control access to the popular social media platform.
The British prime minister last week said that Britons should be proud of being a ‘Christian country,’ provoking a backlash from secularists who prefer a more pluralist society.
An American couple wants their son’s passport to read, “Jerusalem, Israel,” not simply “Jerusalem.” The court will consider whether a 2002 US law giving them that option trumps a State Department policy.
A policy to remove apostrophes from signs in the learned English town has touched off a firestorm – and sent vigilante grammarians into the streets with markers in hand.
A Long Island principal called the Confederate flag a ‘symbol of hate’ as he expelled two students who brought the flag to school. But views about the rebel flag are not so categorical in the South.
Since the political uprising in Kiev, pro-Russian forces in Ukraine have adopted the colors of St. George’s ribbon, a potent symbol of Russian imperial might and Soviet-era bravery and glory.
The SAFE Act, passed in New York last year, had an April 15 deadline for owners of assault-style weapons to register their guns with the state. Some 1 million residents have refused to abide.
To identify a rapist, police have asked more than 500 men and boys at a school to give DNA evidence. So far, the French public seem supportive.
A month after voting to join Russia, Crimeans are struggling with currency woes, a logjammed legal system, and a moribund tourist industry.
Jewish center shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Miller has a long history with hate groups and the shootings will be treated as hate crimes. But Jews have come a long way ‘in finding full acceptance in society,’ a report says.
The company’s ‘whites only’ Facebook ad made headlines this week in the Netherlands, which has seen a rise in overt racism and xenophobia in recent years.
Over half of Rwanda’s 11 million people were born since 1994, the year of the genocide. What matters to them is to change the image that comes to mind when one hears the word ‘Rwanda.’