The color of valor: 24 minority veterans receive overdue Medal of Honor

If not for the hue of their skin or their ethnicity, 24 soldiers who faced death in service to their nation would have received the most prestigious medals for their valor long ago.

GM recalls 1.2 million SUVs for air bag issue

General Motors announced another broad recall Monday, saying about 1.2 million of its popular crossover SUV models will need to have the wiring for its seat-mounted side airbag fixed.

President proves he is his ‘brother’s keeper’

After five years in the Oval Office and facing increasing skepticism from many of the 93 percent of black voters who helped him become the first African American president, on Thursday, February 27, 2014, Obama stood as a peer to ...

Obama wants to expand overtime pay

President Obama will ask the Labor Department on Thursday to issue tougher rules on overtime, which could lead to extra pay for millions of workers who aren't currently paid for extra hours of work.

Ben Carson: The U.S. is like 'Nazi Germany'

Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and a popular figure among conservatives, compared the United States to the Third Reich in an interview.

No joke: Obama interviewed by Zach Galifianakis

President Obama took his message of health care for all to a cult internet comedy show, in an effort to get young people to sign up for Obamacare.

Blood test predicts Alzheimer's disease

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease.

Attorney General Eric Holder vows to fight rising heroin deaths

Concerned over the rise in heroin overdose deaths, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is vowing to increase efforts to fight what he called an "urgent public health crisis."

Hearing on IRS targeting descends into chaos

What is the state of Congress today? How about a public shouting match at a committee hearing, with Republican Chairman Darrell Issa then cutting off the microphones while the top Democrat sought to make a statement.

Paula Deen feels like 'that black,' gay football player

Paula Deen has been down for the past several months, but she won't be counted out.

Obesity rates drop sharply for 2- to 5-year-olds: Study

Obesity rates of children ages 2 to 5 years old have decreased significantly over the past decade, according to a new study published Tuesday.

Long overdue, 24 vets get Medal of Honor denied due to discrimination

They braved bullets and bombs, risking their lives for their country.

Delta Research and Educational Foundation names new CEO

The board of directors of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) named Patricia Watkins Lattimore as its chief executive officer (CEO). During the past year, she served as interim director.

Judge orders MLK's Bible, Nobel Peace Prize stored in safe deposit box

A judge in Georgia on Wednesday ordered the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize to be stored in a safe deposit box that only the court will access until litigation over the items between the slain ...

Spanking bill sparks controversy

A Kansas state lawmaker says a bill she's introduced that would give school teachers and caregivers expanded rights to spank children is not "intended to legalize child abuse."