The spirit of sportsmanship has been a topic of conversation at the NBA Finals and the Women's World Cup. Has respect for opponents been squashed by an intense drive to win?
If current polling is an indication, voters in 2020 may be choosing between the oldest pair of candidates in an American presidential election. Is the leading crop of candidates too old to stand up the the challenges of the job?
On June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were stabbed to death outside Brown's home in Los Angeles. The impending murder trial of Brown's ex-husband O.J. Simpson became one of the cultural touchstones of the late 20th century.
In response to reports that Paul Manafort was facing solitary confinement at Rikers Island prison in her congressional district, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called the practice of solitary confinement "torture" and a "human rights violation
Incidents of selfie-related deaths have spiked with the proliferation of smartphones to capture the perfect snapshot for social media posts. Reports of tragic deaths, especially those involving young people, are showing up with alarming regularity.
A handful of tech companies that started out as tiny startups have grown into some of the biggest corporations in the world. But have the likes of Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon gotten too big?
The latest fight over the census stems from the Trump administration's desire to add a question to the 2020 census form asking respondents if they are U.S. citizens. It has been nearly 70 years since the census has considered citizenship.
President Trump announced the United States would impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming into the country from Mexico starting June 10, "until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied." The tariffs would increase to as much as 25 percent in the months that follow.
James Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional gambler from Las Vegas, had his record-setting winning streak on “Jeopardy!” come to an end on Monday. He had won 32 consecutive games and amassed a total of $2,462,216 in winnings.
Plant-based burgers are booming in popularity and growing into a significant business sector. But just because the burgers aren't made of meat, doesn't necessarily mean they're healthy, some argue.
An American climber from Colorado died while making his descent from the summit of Mount Everest on Monday. It was the 11th death on the world's highest mountain in a two-week span, making 2019 one of the deadliest climbing seasons in memory.
In early May, President Trump issued a pardon to Michael Behenna, a former Army soldier who had been convicted of murdering an Iraqi prisoner. Trump has said he is now considering pardons for several other U.S. soldiers who have been charged with or convicted of committing war crimes while serving overseas.
Harriet Tubman, the famed abolitionist who freed slaves using the Underground Railroad, was scheduled to replace Andrew Jackson as the face of the $20 bill in 2020. However, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said during a congressional hearing last week that the redesign had been delayed until at least 2028.
Advocates for transparency and government accountability have praised Julian Assange for his bold steps in bringing truth to power. His critics contend he is not a journalist because he has shown a clear bias and used methods that are unethical, even if they are technically legal.
Facial recognition technology is suddenly everywhere. Whether you're at the airport, at a sporting event or even just walking the streets of your city, there's a decent chance you're not only being watched, but also identified from your image. Last week, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban its government, including the police, from using facial recognition technology.
About 2 million aspiring college students take the SAT every year, and soon their results will include more than whether they correctly answered the test questions. The College Board, which runs the SAT, announced it will start giving a new metric to colleges that provides context for a student's educational and socioeconomic background. The number — widely being referred to as an "adversity score" — will consider factors about a student's neighborhood and school, such as average income level, crime rate and education level.
It's no secret that Fox News is critical of Democrats, but the network’s offer to host town hall events for those running for president in 2020 has left the field divided on how to respond.
“Game of Thrones,” HBO’s epic fantasy series based on the novels by George R.R. Martin, aired its final episode on Sunday night. Since debuting in 2011, the show has become one of the cultural touchstones of the internet age. Though its popularity and cultural impact are indisputable, there is debate about where it fits within the list of all-time great TV shows.
There is a long history of stars expressing their views on politics — and an equally long history of public backlash to their comments. The growth of social media and the divisiveness of the current political climate have ratcheted up celebrity activism to a new level.
What's happening: Alabama's governor on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s strictest abortion legislation – resulting in a near-total ban on the procedure in the state with no exeptions for rape or incest and prison sentences of up to 99 years for doctors who provide abortions. ast week, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill that would ban abortions from the point when doctors can detect cardiac activity.
California school teachers who conduct sexual education classes are now encouraged to address gender identity and to offer advice for LGBTQ teenagers under new guidelines issued by the state's board of education.
Pregnancy-related deaths are rising in the United States, and according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60 percent of those deaths are preventable. The U.S is the only developed country in the world in which maternal mortality rates are rising.
Attorney General William Barr's apparent loyalty to the president, some argue, is counter to the intended role of the attorney general and should be disqualifying. Several prominent Democrats have called on Barr to resign. If he refuses, their only other option to remove him is impeachment.
In an effort to tamp down extremism on its platform, Facebook permanently banned some accounts for violating its policies on "dangerous individuals and organizations." “InfoWars” conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan were among the people booted from both Facebook and Instagram.
Long-running tension over Venezuela’s political leadership boiled over last week resulting in violent clashes. The U.S. has taken aggressive steps to compel Maduro to step down, including issuing sanctions and political pressure. But these nonmilitary options have so far come up short.
"What the O.J. trial did was it pulled the festering scab of racism off to expose it again."
"Domestic violence was still something that happened behind closed doors…the case was exposure into this world of abuse."
"It was a tragic and remarkable moment in U.S. cultural history."
"It is always, and most importantly, about remembering Ron and Nicole."
"The trial was both the lowest moment for old-fashioned legacy media ... and also their last gasp of untrammeled relevance."