Charlie Sheen, former star of the hit television comedy "Two and A Half Men," said on Nov. 17 he was diagnosed HIV positive some four years ago and had been extorted for more than $10 million to keep the information quiet.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it saw “completely unacceptable” actions depicted on an animal welfare group’s undercover video from a Minnesota slaughterhouse that supplies Hormel Foods.
Racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri led to numerous protests, a hunger strike by a graduate student and at least 30 black football players announcing they were on strike. Many students called for the president of the four-campus system to be removed, and he stepped down Monday. Here's a look at the situation:
Activist Grace Lee Boggs, 100, died on Oct. 5 in Detroit, leaving behind a long history of humane, revolutionary activism aimed at transforming U.S. society. Her vision of social justice and universal human rights inspired admiration and emulation.
The Supreme Court is giving an election-year hearing to a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics in the court's first abortion case in eight years.
A poll released just before Veterans Day shows veterans don't support the push by Concerned Veterans for America, a Koch brothers front group, to private the VA health care.
Nearly a thousand youth from across the country took to the streets of Washington, D.C. to demand that candidates and elected officials adopt an agenda that delivers racial, immigration and climate justice.
College students and young people from across the country assembled early on Nov. 9 in Franklin Square, where they held a rally with speakers from immigration rights, social justice, and climate movements.
The Obama administration has announced plans to steadily increase the number of refugees accepted in the United States for the next two years.
Those fleeing Syria and other war ravaged countries whose claims have been investigated and who have been invited to live in the United States are considered refugees.
Four national groups representing college educators and trustees said on Nov. 12 they would fight a growing push in state legislatures to allow people to carry concealed guns on campuses.
About 72 percent of Americans say they believe in heaven, as defined as a place "where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded."
More than 3,000 patients with Illinois-issued ID cards will be able to buy medical marijuana legally for the first time on Nov. 9, according to the state official overseeing the pilot program.