A judge ruled that a New York City couple who are just friends can legally adopt a child, as mother and father, even though they live in different houses and have no commitment to each other besides friendship and the desire to raise a child together. One site calls them "Friends with Parental Benefits."
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie denied any knowledge of the politically-motivated closure of the George Washington Bridge during his re-election campaign last year, in a press conference Thursday morning.
Asia Noreen Bibi, the first Pakistani woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in November 2010, thanked Pope Francis and all the churches praying for her and credited them with her survival after four-and-a-half years in prison.
Young people's struggles and anxieties are not new, and their failure to get married or find a life-long job in their early 20s is no reason for their parents and grandparents to judge them, says historian Jon Grinspan.
A legal expert said the 11 state attorneys general who accused the Obama administration of breaking the law by making changes to the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," without getting them approved by Congress, could win in court.
Drugs, profanity, nudity, sex, and crass humor permeate the new film "The Wolf of Wall Street." While many Hollywood films, like "American Hustle" or "Don Jon," use profanity and even nudity to present a good lesson, "The Wolf of Wall Street" has no such redeeming quality.
Despite a surge in enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," more Americans have lost their original health plans than have gained insurance in the new program by Jan. 1, the first day of full implementation.
Two students at the Christian school Liberty University put together a video mimicking the way different animals eat, and it became the 2013 top trending video for the U.K. and number three worldwide on YouTube with over 92 million views since April.
The men's magazine Esquire elected to pick an unorthodox icon of men's fashion this year – Pope Francis. A new poll also shows a majority of American Catholics approve of the pope and say he is leading the church in the right direction.
The new film "American Hustle" beautifully illustrates Jesus' principle "he who lives by the sword shall die by the sword," as it applies to breaking the golden rule, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Each main character engages in corruption to achieve his ends, and ends up foiled by his own schemes.
Massachusetts and Vermont have suspended payments to CGI Group, the same contractor behind Healthcare.gov. A policy expert argues that CGI's failures are due to the complexity of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."
Google released a viral 2013 year-in-review video about the year's top searches and main events last week, featuring a mash-up of top searches across the globe. Google's video, entitled "Google Zeitgeist: Here's to 2013," has garnered over 10 million hits since last Tuesday.
Brenda Schmitz, a wife and mother of four, died of ovarian cancer in September 2011, but last Friday, a local radio station read and granted her final requests for her family on air, and the video of her husband's stunned amazement has gone viral.
A set of United States maps showing the counties that have the highest concentrations of sin, based on the "Seven Deadly Sins," has caused a stir since Memolition reposted it this month. In each of the maps the southeast, an area often referred to as the "Bible Belt" for its tradition of faith, has the largest amount of sin per capita.