Amid rain showers and a tornado watch, police in Ferguson, Mo., made dozens of arrests Monday afternoon and into the evening of people who had gathered to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was killed by a white police officer in August.
A United Nations report out today lists what it describes as a “staggering array” of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity by the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq
Ruby Dee, an actress and civil rights activist who built a career on stage and screen at a time when African-Americans had few such opportunities, has died at age 91.
Half a million people reportedly have been streaming out of a major Iraqi city that was seized by Islamist militants this week.
A Florida rabble-rouser wants the city of Deerfield Beach to allow him to say a satanist prayer at the beginning of a council meeting.
The next inmate in Oklahoma who is scheduled to die by lethal injection will get a six-month stay after the drug protocol in an execution last week went wrong.
The gunmen who abducted 276 girls from a school in Nigeria last month wore uniforms and said they were soldiers who had come to help, according to a girl who escaped her captors.
A city council in upstate New York is not violating the Constitution when it opens its meetings with a prayer, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday with a 5-4 vote.
Thursday, lawmakers in Belgium voted overwhelmingly to allow terminally ill children to choose euthanasia.
Researchers in Oregon say they’ve found evidence suggesting that Chinook salmon are born with an “inherited magnetic map” that helps them navigate across thousands of miles of ocean waters and rivers.