The Mexican archaeological institute has admitted that there is a second "reference" to a 2012 end of the world date often associated with the ancient Mayan calendar, but insists that the finding is seen as apocalyptic evidence only because of Western misinterpretations of what the Mayan calendar actually means.
The average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner in the United States will be about 10 percent higher than last year, according to statistics from the American Farm Bureau Association (AFBA). However, if government subsidies to the food industry are not included, the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner this year is still lower than it has been in past decades – or is it?
Black Friday is only days away, but for shoppers looking to avoid large crowds or just spend more time with family, Cyber Monday is the day to take advantage of great deals this holiday shopping season. And one of the best Cyber Monday deals this year appears to be at Walmart.
José Benítez, the mayor of Huarmey, a town on the coast of central Peru, reportedly claims that the high levels of strontium in the local tap water is reducing male hormones and causing an increase in the homosexual population.
Ten years after stabbing a man to death, an inmate held in a supermax prison facility in Illinois was disciplined by prison authorities for creating a "pro-life" drawing of a newborn baby in an incubator that was used in a fundraiser by a nonprofit, pro-life pregnancy center in the state.
The Kindle Fire screen is more susceptible to breakage than the Nook tablet; something that could have an impact on shoppers looking to get a new tablet reader this Black Friday.
With the pepper-spraying incident at the University of California Davis causing outrage around the country, as well as the several instances of pepper-spraying at Occupy protests around the country, police have been criticized for over-using a harmful technique on nonviolent protesters. But how does pepper spray work?
A plane crash in Arkansas killed the head coach and assistant coach of the Oklahoma State University's women's basketball team, as well as two other people on board, 10 months after the 10 year anniversary of a plane crash that killed 10 members of the OSU's men's basketball program.
A Pennsylvania Christian academy volunteer who was found guilty of secretly videotaping male foreign exchange students from the school in their bedrooms and bathrooms, told a judge that he committed the crimes because he was "rebelling against God."
A New Jersey teacher was caught on tape bullying a 15-year-old special needs student, calling him insulting names and even threatening to physically assault him. The incident comes soon after a lawsuit was filed against an Ohio teacher who was also caught on tape bullying and insulting a 14-year-old special needs student, giving rise to the question of just how common it is for cases like these to occur.
A new ad campaign hopes to promote tolerance by showing world leaders kissing each other on the lips, including President Barack Obama locking lips with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Israel's and Palestine's leaders sharing a smooch.
A new documentary about a blackjack team that uses card-counting techniques to win is being released soon. The hook? They are also devout evangelical Christians who believe playing blackjack is not only in accordance with their faith, but actually makes it stronger.
Thousands of Indonesian Muslims are protesting in front of the United States embassy in anticipation of President Barack Obama's visit to the country later this week because, they say, Obama is a "murderer of Muslims."
This Thanksgiving, millions of Christian families will thank the Lord for their friends, family and food before enjoying a home-cooked turkey. However, if the turkey is one of the approximately 40 million factory-raised turkeys that will be consumed on Thanksgiving this year, some Christians believe that purchasing that turkey equals making a contribution to a multi-billion dollar industry of slaughter, shame and sin.
Is a full day with one's family on Thanksgiving Day becoming less and less possible for retail employees? That is a concern for a Target employee who is petitioning the retail giant to back down from its plan to open at midnight Black Friday on Nov. 25 because it prevents employees from enjoying their holiday.
Tom Cruise's son, Connor, is possibly trying to break free from the cult clutches of Scientology and is now wearing Christian symbols in an apparent attempt to rebel against his father and maybe even convert to Christianity.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said that legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, is partially to blame for the child-rape allegations Jerry Sandusky is facing because “Joe Pa” did not do more.
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State coach who is accused of raping several young boys who participated in a charity he founded over a 15 year period, also pocketed nearly half a million dollars from the charity's donation coffers.
Kim Kardashian is so serious about proving her wedding was not fake that she has hired “Mad Dog” Marty Singer, a lawyer known for protecting the image of badmouthed celebrities, to go after a Christian author and former Kardashian publicist who is writing a book that says the reality TV star's marriage was a sham.
A biography about alleged child rapist Jerry Sandusky titled Touched: the Jerry Sandusky Story is no longer for sale on Amazon, but customers are still leaving reviews on the book's product page — expressing their outrage over the child sex abuse scandal that has shocked the country.
A 10-year-old girl in Mexico recently gave birth to a premature baby boy, bringing the country's strict abortion laws into the spotlight.
Australia is close to becoming the first nation in the world to completely outlaw branding on cigarette packages in an attempt to make cigarettes less appealing. However, tobacco companies say that the move is an infringement on their intellectual property rights.
Westboro Baptist Church, best-known for picketing funerals of dead soldiers, is now taking its show of hate to Penn State - to protest the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal that has rocked the country and shocked the university.
A grand jury indictment describes former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky as being obsessed with one of the alleged victims and becoming "clingy" and "needy" when another victim tried to distance himself from the alleged pedophile. In addition, a Pittsburgh radio host believes Penn State administrators knew of the child-sex scandal, but offered to keep quiet if Sandusky retired. Eventually, Sandusky began coaching high school football, giving him "unfettered" access to young boys.
Co-ed dormitories are being implemented in various universities around the country, but Grinnell College, a small, liberal arts college in Iowa, is taking that idea one step further by creating "gender-neutral" locker rooms, an idea propelled by transgender students who choose not to identify themselves as either male or female.