Italian experts say they can't say with certainty whethr bones dug up in a Florence church are those of a Renaissance-era noblewoman some believe was the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
Researchers told journalists at a news conference in Florence this week that testing found one of three pieces of remains compatible with the period in which Lisa Gherardini died and that historical documents indicate she was buried in a Florence convent in 1542.
A Kentucky county clerk may have again defied a federal judge's order regarding gay-marriage licenses by altering license forms to remove her name, an attorney who represents one of the clerk's employees told the judge Friday in a court filing.
As Republican presidential candidates debated on Sept. 16, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders took to Twitter at #DebateWithBernie to take on the White House hopefuls for ignoring critical issues.
The first pope from the Americas will canonize a Spanish friar who brought the Catholic faith to California in front of the largest Catholic church in North America.
There will be plenty of symbolism in Pope Francis' visit to Washington next week, and the city's archbishop said Thursday that while the pope will be speaking as a pastor, not a politician, he could address an issue that bitterly divides the nation's leaders: immigration.
Republican voters fed up with Washington and anyone with a background in politics have cheered billionaire businessman Donald Trump as the ultimate 2016 outsider, making him the front-runner for the GOP nomination.
Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is hoping to pull his campaign off the mat by taking on unions —a familiar foe for the Wisconsin governor — in a sweeping plan to upend pillars of organized labor nationwide.
Walker's plan calls for eliminating unions for employees of the federal government, making all workplaces right-to-work unless individual states vote otherwise, and scrapping the federal agency that oversees unfair labor practices.
The following is a transcript of the White House remarks by President Barack Obama and Pope Francis, delivered at about 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23 on the South Lawn at the White House…
An Alabama television station reports that thousands of dollars in city funding was spent to transport people to Donald Trump's political rally in Mobile, drawing criticism from a city councilman.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sent a demand letter to a Catholic hospital in Michigan on behalf of a pregnant woman with a life-threatening brain tumor who was denied a request to get her tubes tied at the time of her scheduled C-section next month.