(RNS) Point Loma Nazarene University wants to offer human trafficking survivors who want to earn a college degree a full-ride scholarship.
PLNU, a private Christian university located in San Diego, officially launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign this week with a goal to raise $40,000 in 40 days.
(RNS) Earlier this month we learned that Washington, D.C., police had charged a prominent rabbi with spying on naked women at his synagogue’s mikvah. So what is a mikvah, anyway, and does it have anything to do with sex?
The Bahamas are known for pink-sand beaches, insanely cool private islands, pigs that swim and great diving.
AURORA, Colorado -- Leo Murrieta, a 28-year-old national field director for the Latino advocacy group Mi Familia Vota, gathered with a dozen or so canvassers around a conference table on Monday to get them ready to go out into the Denver suburb and talk to people about voting.
The idea of an "All-American" town might be a quaint notion in the 21st century, but they do still certainly exist across this land of ours. They can be found, too, in every corner of the country, from New York to California.
In her campaign appearances, GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst is composed, courteous, and emphatically unthreatening.
WASHINGTON -- With the United States accelerating its withdrawal from Afghanistan after helping to establish a new unity government there, a congressionally created watchdog warned this week that despite the signs of progress, Afghanistan is more unstable than ever: Insurgent attacks are on the rise, funded by an under-investigated and thriving opium-based economy, and the competence of the Afghan
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Breaking up via text isn't just bad form; it can turn into a truly surreal experience.
Ending an amorous relationship with an often clichéd string of characters through the internet or a mobile phone ia about as impersonal and anti-romantic as it gets.
NEW YORK -- Lawmakers and advocates rejoiced Friday after a federal appeals court refused to allowNew York City police unions to intervene in the city’s sweeping stop-and-frisk settlement. The decision removed the last major obstacle for Mayor Bill de Blasio in reforming the police department's use of the tactic, and in fulfilling a campaign promise that helped him win the mayor's race a year ago.
(Reuters) - Reports of anti-Muslim harassment in Canada have risen, Muslim organizations say, after attacks last week in which two soldiers were killed by people authorities say were inspired by the militant group Islamic State.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles area authorities say they're looking for a motorist who crashed into three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes, leaving them with fatal injuries and fleeing the scene.
WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress may be in no mood to hike the minimum wage, but four conservative-leaning states are poised to do it on their own next week.
WASHINGTON -- Most Americans probably wouldn't guess members of Congress would invest in a company that has any link to Iran. Nor would they likely imagine lawmakers would vote on legislation that could yield personal benefits while assisting that company.
Many of the lifestyle mavens we meet are in somewhat of a second act, banishing corporate career paths in favor of more Instagram-worthy pursuits.
SEATTLE (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.
In a move that Democrats are lambasting as a voter suppression tactic, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign and its GOP allies are distributing a mailer to Kentucky voters with the title "ELECTION VIOLATION NOTICE."
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said in an op-ed on Friday that marijuana legalization is "sound policy," and he urged Oregonians to follow in Colorado's footsteps and vote yes on recreational marijuana in next week's election.
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by Rory Stott
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As holiday season approaches, visions of sugar-plum fairies inevitably begin dancing in our heads. 'Tis the time of "The Nutcracker," and other classic ballet performances that countdown to a whole new season of dance across the world.
(RNS) As aging Holocaust survivors gathered at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to celebrate its 20th anniversary last year, a question hung in the air:
How will the world remember the Holocaust — the Nazis’ systematic murder of 6 million Jews — when the last survivors are gone?
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials in Anbar province say at least 50 tribesmen and women have been lined up and shot dead by Islamic State group militants.
Anbar councilman Faleh al-Issawi said Saturday that the people were killed in the village of Ras al-Maa, north of the provincial capital of Ramadi.
Many travelers visit new lands exclusively for the thrill of sampling local cuisine.
And apparently, business travelers are not those people.
So that's about to happen: Tuesday Nov. 4 is Election Day, and we've enlisted HuffPost Pollster's own Mark Blumenthal to set the table. We'll take a look at the key question of the election: which party will end up controlling the Senate.
We know it's only November 1, but we're already starting to think about our holiday shopping. Because, let's be honest, who wants to be running around at the last minute trying to get all their gifts?
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.
Hawaii County police said officers saw a man and a woman on county property Thursday taking photos within 5 feet of the lava in the small town of Pahoa.
In Senegal, professional wrestling reigns supreme. Seeing as it's the national sport, those who successfully practice lutte sénégalaise, or laamb, are considered heroes in their home country, treated like movie stars or royalty.
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By Jordan G. Teicher
Some children dream of running away and joining the circus, Norma I. Quintana dreamed of photographing it.
(Adds background on Ebola in paragraphs 3,4) By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., Oct 31 (Reuters) - An Oregon woman being monitored for possible Ebola infection has been hospitalized after registering a high temperature, state health officials said on Friday.