Petition signers ask Shorter University to reconsider an employee policy. People who work there must agree to sign lifestyle statement or risk termination. Meanwhile, another Baptist university has extended benefits to same sex partners.
Dozens of Georgia counties next week will hold votes on whether to continue charging sales taxes for schools. The Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax or ESPLOST can only pay for new buildings or for paying off debt. Supporters of the...
For commentator Frank Deford, there's not a lot of excitement in the sports world these days a feeling he chalks up to the November doldrums.
Hundreds of elderly residents visit an IKEA in Shanghai to chat, drink free coffee and look for partners. They have turned it into an informal and occasionally rowdy lonely hearts club and though store managers would like them to leave for hurting...
A law that limits some collective-bargaining rights shows no signs of disappearing. Critics are now focused on recalling Gov. Scott Walker, but the governor and his allies say the law is working.
Texas stands to gain four new seats in the U.S. House of Representatives if its legislative maps are approved by a federal court. The Justice Department has reservations about the redistricting plan, however, in part because it doesn't create a...
The group Americans Elect wants to show the Democratic and Republican establishments that voters want another choice in presidential candidates. But if there are questions about the group's political impact, there are others over who's...
A personhood amendment on the state ballot would declare that life begins at conception. There is support for the measure in the conservative state but opposition from groups that say its broad language could limit contraception and threaten...
The grandest expression of the world's population growth is the word "megacity." In them, people and ideas clash: The ancient collides with the modern; secular with religious; global with local. In Karachi, Pakistan, those forces can...
For decades, Syrian President Bashar Assad and his late father Hafez Assad did not allow any real politics in Syria. But the protests are teaching them how to organize.