Although he has already begun a successful singing career, "American Idol" and country music star Scotty McCreery will be heading off to college in North Carolina this coming fall.
The FBI began a parallel investigation into the February death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Monday.
Today is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), a day to raise awareness about the issue of autism globally and to combat discrimination, isolation, and abuse that people living with the disorder face around the world.
Experts say that screams for help recorded in a 911 call on the evening of Trayvon Martin's death belonged to the late teen and not gunman George Zimmerman.
Jeremy Lin will undergo knee surgery for a chronic meniscus tear that could leave the star missing the rest of the regular basketball season with his team the New York Knicks.
A new report released by Human Rights Watch this week argues that despite the ousting of the Taliban, women and girls in Afghanistan continue to live in precarious conditions with hundreds of females spending years behind bars for committing "moral crimes," which sometimes include being victims of rape.
Reality television mother of 19 Michelle Duggar has come out to suggest arguments that the world is overpopulated are inaccurate and a "lie."
The United States has suspended plans to give food aid to North Korea due to the isolated country's failed promise to halt a planned missile launch, according to Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense Peter Lavoy.
Sheila Schuller Coleman, lead pastor of Hope Center of Christ, the congregation she founded with members who broke away from the Crystal Cathedral church in Garden Grove, Calif., preached about "looking forward" in this past Sunday's service, temporarily being held at a hotel.
The JetBlue pilot who has captured headlines for his mid-air rant on a flight from New York to Las Vegas on Tuesday has been suspended from his pilot duties by Jet Blue.
Pope Benedict XVI held a private meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro during his three-day tour to Cuba on Tuesday.
yvon Martin's parents have visited Congress for a forum on hate crimes and racial profiling in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.
A massive march to the city of Jerusalem is planned for this Friday with communities from around the world calling for "freedom for Palestine and its capital Jerusalem" in an event that has attracted the support of Desmond Tutu, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright as well as the nation of Iran.
Although bullying has been around for decades, the spectrum for bullying has reached the vast and unregulated digital domain, where people use computers and cellphones to take bullying to entirely new levels.
U.N. and Arab League crisis envoy to Syria Kofi Annan announced Tuesday that Syria has accepted a U.N. ceasefire proposal to end violence in the country.
A Canadian court released its decision on a landmark 2010 ruling Monday, upholding the legalization of brothels and pimping in the province of Ontario, saying the law helps to ensure the safety of women involved in the country's already legal prostitution industry.
An Iraqi woman who was found viciously beaten inside her Southern California home died on Saturday after being taken off life support. Her death has sparked outrage across the nation and is being compared to last month's shocking killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Benedict XVI will be making his way to Cuba Monday. following a highly praised trip to Mexico.
Sheila Schuller Coleman, the former senior pastor of Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., has announced that services for her new breakaway church, the Hope Center of Christ, will be taking place at a local hotel as opposed to the movie theater that was the setting for the congregation's first service.
Deryl Dedmon, a white teen, pleaded guilty to murder and hate crime charges in a Mississippi courtroom on Wednesday over the June 2011 death of 47-year-old James Craig Anderson, an African-American.
George Zimmerman, who has captured headlines over the fatal shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, might not be able to use a controversial self-defense law to protect himself from being prosecuted for killing Martin.
Three additional bodies have been discovered in the wreckage of sunken Italian cruise ship the Costa Concordia on Thursday.
Over 4,000 children lose their lives daily due to drinking unsafe water, exposure to poor sanitation, and hygiene-related diseases (referred to as WASH conditions) and, according to World Vision, eight million children are expected to die this year due to diseases caused by such issues.
Is sibling rivalry to blame for the fall of California megachurch the Crystal Cathedral? According to the youngest son of Crystal Cathedral Ministries founder the Rev. Robert H. Schuller, rivalry among the minister's children is what may have finally brought the financially-troubled church to its knees.
Indonesian Muslim leaders have come out to suggest that American pop superstar Lady Gaga is a threat to the moral fabric of their society and want her upcoming concert in the nation to be canceled.