Responding to a call to gather in St. Louis for a weekend event called Ferguson October, more than 1,000 people are hitting the city’s streets to protest the recent killing of young black men by police.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans believe religious influence on life in the U.S. is waning and nearly half think that churches and other houses of worship should play a greater role in the national discourse on social and political matters, according to a new Pew study.
The family of Michael Brown issued a new call for the police officer who shot and killed the 18-year-old to be arrested Tuesday.
President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry went to a courthouse to be booked after being indicted by an Austin grand jury on Friday for alleged abuse of power.
Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent from Ferguson’s streets last night, as protesters and police avoided the clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed black teenager’s death at the hands of police in the St. Louis suburb last weekend.
Welfare recipients in Tennessee now have to declare any prior drug history when they apply for public assistance.
Earlier this week, NPR ran a short series I did on America’s land-based nuclear missiles. One diagram in particular raised a few eyebrows: It showed the location of a Missile Alert Facility, along with the silos for 10 nuclear weapons.
At least a dozen people were killed as the Philippines was battered by its first typhoon of the season on Wednesday. Since the storm passed through major population centers, officials were relieved that the death toll wasn’t higher.
Citing an anthrax scare and other safety concerns, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily shut down two of its laboratories.