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Retired scientist recounts her journey in new memoir

Hailing from Suffolk, Virginia, Dr. Margaret Ellen Mayo Tolbert’s story is one of triumph and defying the odds. I

Walmart is giving everyone a month of free shipping

Walmart's Amazon Prime competitor just got more competitive.

West Virginia floods: How to help

Massive flooding has devastated parts of West Virginia, killing 23 people and damaging or destroying more than 1,200 homes.

Ikea recall: What consumers need to know

Ikea is offering refunds as part of a recall of 29 million chests and dressers. The furniture is prone to tipping over and has been linked to the deaths of several children.

Red Cross apologizes for 'super racist' safety poster

The Red Cross is apologizing after a poster depicting pool safety rules was circulated on Twitter and flamed for being "super racist."

Pentagon set to lift transgender ban

The Defense Department could announce as soon as this week how it will lift the ban on transgender persons serving in the U.S. military, according to several defense officials.

The best and worst states to raise children in

Minnesota reigns as the most kid-friendly state to raise a family for the second year in a row, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday.

Can you recognize the faces in these combs?

It's a well recognized image. Today's modern hand fisted Afro comb. One artist has used its symbol to celebrate black activists jailed fighting for freedom, fairness and social justice.

Cavaliers win NBA championship

The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals, defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Sunday's deciding Game 7.

AMTRAK offering extra discount for members of military

Amtrak is honoring the dedication of the nation’s military by offering active-duty U.S. personnel, their spouses and dependents an extra 10 percent discount on travel on most Amtrak trains. Three days advance purchase is required.

Oprah Winfrey is writing a cookbook, puts memoir 'on hold'

Oprah Winfrey is writing her first cookbook, "Food, Health and Happiness: 'On Point' Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life."

Orlando GoFundMe campaign sets record

A crowdfunding campaign to support the Orlando Pulse shooting victims and their families has pulled in more than $4 million.

Officer: Van driver was responsible for Freddie Gray

Baltimore police Officer William Porter said Monday that Caesar Goodson had custody of Freddie Gray while Gray was inside the police wagon, and therefore was responsible for him.

Kerry Washington to domestic violence victims: 'There is a way out'

Kerry Washington has a message for women who feel trapped in an abusive relationship: "There is a way out."

#TonysSoBlack : 'Hamilton' helps diversity sweep theater awards

"Hamilton" may have failed Sunday night at the 70th annual Tony Awards to clinch the most awards ever won, but the smash-hit musical still helped make history.