The U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in September, according to the Labor Department’s latest Employment Situation report. However, the jobless rate remained at 9.1 percent, the same as in August.
The attorney for Youcef Nadarkhani told CNN Monday that the persecuted Iranian pastor was still alive, though it remained uncertain whether the government would actually carry out his execution.
Joe Darger and his three wives, Alina, Vicki and Valeri, are not seeking the right to marry, like same-sex couples in states throughout the country. The Utah foursome simply wants their polygamous marriage to be decriminalized.
By the time Michele Bachmann arrived for her speech Friday evening at the sixth annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., the atheist group staked out in front of the event hotel had departed.
A New York-based abortion rights group filed a legal challenge this week to an Oklahoma law that would set certain parameters on how physicians in the Sooner State prescribe and treat women with abortion-inducing drugs.
Jonathan Silver stepped down Thursday as head of the U.S. Energy Department’s scandalized loan program. It was he who approved the restructuring of debt owed the federal government by California solar panel manufacturer Solyndra.
A new medical study published Wednesday in The Lancet reveals that surgery is fairly common among older people during the latter stages of their lives.
President Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that Republicans not only want to curb abortion rights, but also to set women’s health back 50 years.
Are there really 28 atheists in Congress? The Secular Coalition of America, an atheist group based in Washington, D.C., says there are.
The senior pastor of America’s largest Christian church said Tuesday that he not only would have no problem voting for a Mormon presidential candidate, like Republican Mitt Romney, he also would not rule out the possibility of some day voting for a Jewish or even Muslim candidate for the nation’s highest office.
California’s Jewish and Muslim communities celebrated Monday after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new state law the day before affirming the legality of male circumcision.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota released hundreds of documents Monday from the group’s lawsuit against a Minnesota charter school, which accuses the school of using tax dollars to promote Islam.
When Dr. Kermit Gosnell was arrested and charged with murdering a patient and seven newborns, employees at his West Philadelphia abortion clinic thought he would stand trial on his own.
An Iranian government official on Friday accused Western media of misleadingly reporting the story of Youcef Nadarkhani, the 34-year-old Christian evangelical pastor who continues to await execution, but for offenses that are now unclear.
The transgender community is contending that Americans who have undergone a sex change should not be excluded from serving in the armed forces, especially after last week’s repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
When Christ Cathedral Church in Columbus, Ohio had an atheist billboard removed from its property back in June, it thought it had heard the last from the billboard’s sponsor, the so-called Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani needs Christians around the world to stand in the gap for him as he faces execution Thursday at the hands of the Iranian government. That was the urgent email message disseminated Wednesday by International Christian Concern, a Washington, D.C., organization that assists the worldwide persecuted Christian church.
“Bless you.” For uttering those words, a student at William C. Wood High School in Vacaville, Calif. was punished this week by a teacher who claimed that the student disrupted his classroom.
Is the federal health care law pushed by President Obama yielding unintended consequences? A study released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit research group, suggests it just may be.
A federal District Court judge heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging a Nevada law requiring that nongovernmental officials be affiliated with a church or religious organization in order to perform marriages.
President Obama is not very popular at the moment in much of America, where most voters disapprove of the job he is doing in the White House. But he remains very well liked in California, where on Monday he raked in more than $3 million in campaign contributions at three fundraisers.
“We’ve averted a disaster,” said Senator Ben Campbell, D-Colo. “Until the next one.” He was speaking of the deal the Senate struck Monday night that will keep the federal government open for business beyond Friday, the end of the current fiscal year.
For social conservatives, Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in Orlando was the anticlimax in a day of appearances featuring the candidates. The main event actually was a forum a few hours before the debate hosted by the Florida Chapter of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
Is there a correlation between an individual’s cognitive “style” and his or her belief in God? A new study by three Harvard researchers published this week in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General suggests there is.
It’s been a bad news week for the nation’s beleaguered housing sector. On Wednesday, a survey of more than 100 economists, real estate experts, investment analysts and marketing strategists was released in which most respondents said the housing market would continue to struggle for the next four years.