After more than six hours of deliberations, a jury of 13 United Methodist clergy voted 9-4 to suspend the Rev. Amy DeLong for 20 days beginning July 1.
One in seven female students has been the victim of serious sexual assault or serious physical violence while at university or college, according to the results of a survey conducted by NUS Wednesday.
Transocean, the owner and operator of the drilling rig that caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Mexico last year, has concluded in an internal investigation that oil well owner BP was primarily responsible for the massive oil spill that resulted.
A tsunami advisory was issued for part of Japan's northeast coast after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck offshore Thursday morning local time, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
A jury of 13 Wisconsin ordained elders convicted a lesbian minister of performing a September 2009 same-sex wedding for a lesbian couple despite a United Methodist Church ban on the practice.
A Texas judge has basically banned spanking after sentencing a mother Friday to five years’ probation after she admitted to spanking her toddler.
Parenting Magazine crunched more than 8,000 bits of data in 84 categories to determine the top-ranked American cities to live and raise a family in 2011.
According to a new study released this week, Americans now have a top 10 list of “The Most Unhealthy Meals Served by America’s Fast Food Chains," which could help us avoid the worst of the worst.
Religious groups are mobilizing to tackle the well-hidden crime of human trafficking, which has spiked in numbers to more than 27 million women and children bought and sold into sexual slavery every year.
Social networking websites now play a critical role in anti-government protests sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. But media experts say the people, not the technology, are driving the demonstrations. Social media is also saving lives in the Middle East.
The stakes are high for New York as state senators could cast their vote Monday on whether or not to legalize same-sex marriage. “Obviously, it’s crunch time right now,” said a traditional marriage advocate
A new national study shows a 55 percent jump in emergency room visits for drug-related suicides in men ages 21 to 34, and a nearly 50 percent increase in women ages 50 and older.
There are countless lessons we have learned from our Dad or another important person in our lives. We all honor and remember our fathers and father figures in different ways.
Health officials discovered the first case of West Nile in a batch of birds in northern Illinois on Friday and believe a hot summer could increase mosquito activity, which could lead to the spread of the disease.
Medical miracles are being presented by various respected doctors as they search for evidence of Divine Healing at the 8th Annual International “Spirituality and Medicine” Conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia.
Northwestern University researchers and The Kaiser Family Foundation put together a media study, all races represented, to see what children use media the most and the results are staggering, according to researchers.
Members of the Louisiana Senate on Wednesday formally rejected a bill that would allow a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state capitol.
The National Archives and the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon Presidential Libraries released on Monday in its entirety the official Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force (commonly referred to as the Pentagon Papers).
Health officials have added eight new substances on the official U.S. list of toxins known to cause or suspected of causing cancer, which includes the widely used chemical formaldehyde.
The candidates are arriving and the stage has been set for Monday night’s Republican Presidential primary debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.
Taking Rome by storm, Lady Gaga made a special appearance at the 2011 Gay Pride Parade and Concert in Rome over the weekend in hopes of bringing a message of defiance against the Vatican, organizers said.
Published author and businessman Steve Michaels has a strong opinion about the fear of dying. His latest book, How to Die with a Smile on Your Face, is a timely publication and reveals some interesting secrets about peace of mind in a troubled world.
New photos of a smiling U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords are drawing hundreds of well-wishers to her Facebook page on Sunday.
The Syrian government’s offensive in northern Syria has created a human rights crisis and despite the efforts of Syrian authorities to prevent access to the country, Human Rights Watch researchers are interviewing citizens inside Syria.
The city of Cambridge, Mass., which is considered by some as a progressive municipality after becoming the first in the nation to offer same-sex marriage licenses, has approved another piece of legislation that is most likely the first of its kind to hit the city coffers.