The Catholic Church in the US forked out $120 million to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy and $30 million on pedophile prevention programs over 12 months, according to an annual report out Friday.
Nebraska has taken a major step closer to doing away with the death penalty, amid controversy over lethal injection that has some states questioning the punishment and others digging in.Despite a threat of veto from the state governor, the Nebraska senate endorsed the...
A construction crew accidentally ruptured a natural gas transmission line on Friday in Fresno, California, sparking an explosion and fire that injured up to 15 people, at least one of them critically, a fire department spokesman said.
Oklahoma may use nitrogen gas as an alternative execution method if the U.S. Supreme Court finds the state's lethal injection process unconstitutional or drugs are unavailable, under a bill Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed on Friday.
Christian blogger Matt Walsh ripped into fast-food workers who reportedly rallied in some 230 American cities for a $15 minimum wage this week, has declared, rather bluntly, that they don't deserve it.
Arizona Internet Evangelist Joshua Feuerstein could be facing felony charges after posting a YouTube video recording of a conversation he had with a Florida baker where he asked if she could make him a sheet cake displaying the words "We do not support gay marriage."
The Texas House overwhelmingly approved a bill on Friday that would give the state the exclusive right to regulate the oil and gas industry, and gut the power of municipalities to pass anti-fracking rules.
RUSKIN, Fla. - A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is a law-abiding citizen and a patriot, his wife said in an interview Friday.Alena Hughes spoke to WFLA News...
A conservative Christian owner of a Dieseltec auto repair shop in Grandville, Michigan, who sparked controversy this week when he declared that he won't hesitate "to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons," says he's now receiving death threats but will not back down from his views.
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George has died after a long battle with cancer, the Chicago Tribune and other media reported on Friday. He was 78.George was the first Chicago native to serve as the local archbishop for 17 years, according to the Chicago Tribune. As head of the...
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says that he wouldn't do anything differently with the way he handled the situation surrounding the life and death of Terri Schiavo, but he wishes she had signed an end-of-life directive.
One day after Jodi Arias was sentenced to life in prison without parole, her lawyer, Jennifer Willmott, is speaking about the convicted murderer being really "chatty and smiley", but being in court forced her to refrain from showing that side of her personality.
The Missouri National Guard used military terms such as "enemy forces" and "adversaries" to refer to Ferguson protesters rioting after the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, according to mission briefings obtained by CNN.
In Oregon, Jesse and Melissa Meek uploaded a pregnancy announcement video inspired by the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song and it has gone viral. On April 5th, the Meeks posted their rap to YouTube and now it has garnered over 1.6 million views. Melissa said, "It was completely unexpected. Like, that was the last [...]