When Angela Brown saw the Facebook post about a shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, her mind immediately leapt to her aunt. Whenever the doors to Emanuel were open to its flock, Ethel Lance was there.
"This was her home," said her niece, standing in the shadow of its soaring spire, tears streaming down her face.
An appearance by Kim Kardashian on the National Public Radio show “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” has angered among some listeners.
Stepping closer to an all-but-inevitable White House bid, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has created a "testing the waters" committee that allows him to raise money for a presidential campaign.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg came out as gay earlier this week, declaring in a lengthy and personal newspaper editorial that it took him years to accept that his sexuality is just "part of who I am.''
Buttigieg, the first-term Democratic mayor of Indiana's fourth-largest city, said in the essay published in the South Bend Tribune that it wasn't easy for him to divulge his sexuality, in part because Midwesterners "are instinctively private to begin with.''
Republican presidential candidates, GOP lawmakers and the lone black Republican in the U.S. House are returning donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof or giving the money to charity.
U.S. Rep. Mia Love of Utah, an African-American Republican woman who was elected to the House last year, said through a spokesman that she had returned $1,000 in donations from Earl Holt, leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens.
After a third-grader tearfully recounted how another boy had called him "gay'' during gym class, teacher Omar Currie chose to raise the issue during story time by reading his students a fable about a prince who falls in love with another prince, ending with a happily-ever-after royal wedding.
That decision in April ignited a public outcry from some parents in the rural hamlet of Efland, North Carolina, resulting in Currie's resignation this week from a job he loved. The assistant principal who loaned Currie her copy of "King & King'' has also resigned, and outraged parents are pressuring administrators at the Orange County Schools to ban the book.
Fatherhood has been exhilarating for Weston Clark, who put aside a teaching career to be a stay-at-home dad for a 4-year-old son and 17-month-old daughter adopted by him and his husband.
Yet Clark acknowledged some unease as he looks ahead to late August, when his son starts kindergarten in Salt Lake City.
A new scientific report finds that vaquita porpoises declined by more than 40 percent in a single year and consequently only around 50 individuals of the species likely remain on Earth.
The vaquita is the world’s smallest and most endangered porpoise, found only in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California.
Scott Walker told donors on June 19 that that he's still praying over whether to run for president in 2016.
He also said he believes he is "uniquely qualified to lead this country."
Issuing an emotional plea following the South Carolina church shooting, Hillary Rodham Clinton called for “common-sense” gun reforms and a national reckoning with the persistent problem of “institutional racism.”
Days after nine black church members were gunned down in Charleston, Clinton said the country must take steps to keep guns from criminals and the mentally ill.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has signed legislation decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Markell signed the bill earlier this week, shortly after it passed the Democrat-controlled Senate on a straight party-line vote.