The NCAA scored a victory in August when the National Labor Relations Board declined to grant college athletes at Northwestern University the right to unionize. But even as the start of college football season this week diverts attention from a tumultuous summer, the NCAA and its major conferences are bracing for more challenges.
When Arkansas lawmakers passed a bill this year calling for the creation of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol building in Little Rock, they clarified in the legislation that the move shouldn't be "construed to mean that the State of Arkansas favors any particular religion or denomination over others."
More than 200,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan learned via text message that the U.N. food aid they rely on to survive is getting completely cut.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- A jury convicted a 13-year-old boy of first-degree murder Friday, turning aside defense claims that a childhood of abuse should shield him from criminal responsibility for the fatal stabbing of a younger boy at a western Michigan playground.
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Abortion is back in the headlines with stepped up attacks on Planned Parenthood and Pope Francis giving all priests the power to forgive what the Catholic Church deems a "grave sin." Abortion is a contentious and complicated issue that involves science as well as personal ethics and, to some, theology.
Not much explanation is needed here. Ninjas are cool. We all love them, even though they mean to kill us. And we all love laughing at jokes. So why not laugh at jokes about ninjas?
There are three words no man should ever have to say at a bachelor party: "Table for one." Thanks to a handful of canceled flights Thursday evening, that's been the reality of Robbie* Chernow, a New Yorker who flew into Chicago for his friend Jake's bachelor party this weekend, then ended up carrying the torch alone.
Three of the world's richest and most powerful people (and Timothy Geithner) had a good laugh over income inequality earlier this year. Former Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin, Henry Paulson and Geithner were asked about the issue by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg during a conference in Beverly Hills.
Millions of overworked middle-class Americans are on the verge of getting some relief, and possibly a raise, because of a proposed federal rule that you may not have heard about.
Students going back to school had some awesome cheerleaders to usher them into the new year.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman suspected of stealing an Alaska State Troopers patrol car that held her handcuffed husband in the back seat was arrested on suspicion of theft and other charges.
A Montana-based Native American rodeo competition has severed ties with the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, the controversial charitable organization backed by Washington’s NFL franchise, because of the team’s continued use of a nickname the rodeo’s organizers consider a “racial slur.”
You shouldn't bring your smartphone to bed, but Samsung has a new device it's hoping you'll snuggle up with.
EXETER, N.H. (AP) — They say a lightning strike started a fire in the Exeter, New Hampshire, town hall that caused the cancellation of a UFO festival the first year it was hosted by the local Kiwanis Club.
Kim Kardashian said "you don't put a bumper sticker on a Bentley" when asked if she had any tattoos, but that wasn't her sister Khloe's philosophy when it came to getting inked.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, has called on the United States to absorb at least 65,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2016. O’Malley’s remarks on Friday represent the strongest proposal on the matter to date from a national political figure.
Three-day weekends are what summer is all about. We need those extra hours for traveling farther, grilling longer and taking in more sunsets. But did you know that the time-honored tradition is also good for your health?
A study of 657 people taking PrEP, the daily pill that can prevent HIV, has found that not a single person contracted the potentially deadly virus over two and a half years of observation. The research showed that despite rising rates of STIs in the group, as well as a decline in condom use, the pill was able to protect everyone involved from HIV.
We know how opioid addictions end: all too often, in death by overdose. About 16,000 Americans every year die of an overdose of opioid painkillers, such as oxycodone or fentanyl, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It's another black eye week for the Transportation Security Administration, as a New York-based agent was busted for stealing a diamond-encrusted watch and a newly released video showed a Denver agent groping a passenger.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is adding staff for a new division dedicated to restaurants in Seattle and New York, with indications the unit is trying to rapidly expand a meal delivery service, according to posts on LinkedIn and the company's jobs site.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota said Friday that his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule aimed at regulating some small waterways applies only to the 13 states that sued to block the rule, and not nationwide.
Donald Trump seemed like he doesn't know much about foreign policy during an interview with Hugh Hewitt, a helpful reminder that this is DONALD TRUMP we're talking about. Hillary Clinton said she's sorry if her email scandal is confusing, but it's not her fault if people can't understand that the rich and fabulous have their own rules.
A circuit court judge in Oregon's Marion County is refusing to perform same-sex marriages, claiming doing so would violate his First Amendment rights.