US condemns 10 countries for severe religious freedom violations

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday announced the US has deemed 10 countries guilty of severe religious freedom violations.

Ex-Baylor frat president indicted on 4 counts of sex assault won't go to prison

Even though Jacob Walter Anderson was indicted on four counts of sexual assault, the ex-fraternity president won't spend a single day in prison.

Ocasio-Cortez understands the promise of a 'Green New Deal'

Right-wing media outlets seem to be waging a coordinated campaign to portray US Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a dimwit radical. Their efforts will backfire. She is in fact championing the smartest, most practical idea in US politics to address two ...

Oreo-maker Mondelez has a plan to become the biggest name in snacks

Mondelez is determined to be the biggest name in snacks. The company rolled out an aggressive new growth strategy this fall that includes a bold plan to revamp old brands and launch trendy new businesses. The move comes after years ...

The reality TV president just got beat at his own game

The best way to understand Donald Trump's approach to the presidency is to think of him as what he was before politics: The star and producer of a reality TV show. Trump is forever programming the show -- aka his ...

Five young people creating a better world

It's easy to ignore the homeless encampment near your neighborhood, the pollution clogging the local beach or the faraway children who don't have resources to play a sport they love.

Scott Walker downplays effects of legislation that would curb power of his successor

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday attempted to downplay the impact a series of controversial bills would have on his Democratic successor, telling reporters that the measures are not "a fundamental shift in powers" for incoming Gov. Tony Evers.

Firefighters in Texas rescued more than 100 snakes from a burning house

For many people, the thought of picking up a python or a boa constrictor is terrifying. But for some firefighters in Texas, no victim is too scary, or too scaly, to rescue.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai grilled by Congress on privacy, bias and China plans

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai appeared on Capitol Hill Wednesday where he faced questions from lawmakers on a number of issues, including data privacy, misinformation, a search product being developed for China, and allegations from Republicans that the search engine ...

1 dead, several injured as gunshots fired in French city of Strasbourg

At least one person has been killed and 10 others injured after gunshots were fired in the center of the northeastern French city of Strasbourg on

EPA announces new definition of waters protected under Clean Water Act

The EPA announced plans to change the definition of which waters in the United States are protected under the Clean Water Act on Tuesday -- a change President Donald Trump has been working toward since the beginning of his administration.

Mayor: New non-profit provides option for improvement of under-performing HISD schools and local control

Mayor Sylvester Turner has appointed the initial board members of a new non-profit organization that may submit a vulnerable schools improvement plan to the Houston Independent School District to

Driven and Determined: Never Too Old or Too Young to Lead

You are moving too fast. You will never be ahead. You are going to fail. Hearing those words from doubters only motivated Florence Scott to prove them wrong. And she did. At 18 years old, Scott is the youngest member ...

Learn to De-stress During the Holidays

With the stress of the upcoming holidays and the recent onslaught of disturbing news events, stress in America is at an all-time high. People are desperately seeking ways to release pent-up emotions in a healthy and productive way.

Members of Bethune-Cookman University Marching Wildcats Drumline to Participate in 2019 Rose Parade Aboard Honda "Celebration of Dreams" Float

A television audience of 45 million will tune in to the 2019 130th Rose Parade on New Year's Day where, as presenting sponsor, the Honda float is the first and will showcase the theme, "Celebration of Dreams." Honda, which is ...