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Was America founded as a Christian nation?

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:29pm
Was America founded as a Christian nation?
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Best photos of Pluto ever seen

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:23pm
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State's Supreme Court orders removal of Ten Commandments

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:13pm
After the Supreme Court's week of high-profile decisions, Oklahoma's high court made a stir of its own in a ruling that had a group of self-proclaimed Satanists and an ordained Baptist minister celebrating.
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6 things you (probably) didn't know about the Declaration of Independence

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:13pm
This Fourth of July will mark the 239th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the document that birthed the nation.
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Man stands by threat to kill Obama, say court papers

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 2:16pm
A criminal complaint and arrest warrant were issued Thursday against a 55-year-old Tomah, Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama.
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South Carolina church fire caused by lightning, officials say

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:57am
Lightning, not arson, caused the fire that gutted a traditionally black church in South Carolina this week, federal and state investigators have concluded.
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Enough with celebratory gunfire

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:22am
Brandon Yam has lived with a bullet lodged in his brain for a year now. The 48-year-old father of four is unable to work and has to cope with frequent headaches, partial paralysis, a poor memory, and needing a wheelchair to go longer distances. Unfortunately, this July 4 weekend could see more people suffering a similar fate to Brandon -- when they are injured by a bullet that literally falls out of the sky.
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Stars in stars and stripes

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:27am
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Independence Day fast facts

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:06am
Here's a look at Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July.
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How combat veterans are coping with July Fourth fireworks

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:05am
Independence Day is often celebrated with delicious food, family get-togethers and Fourth of July fireworks that light up the night.
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As temperatures sizzle, fireworks even more risky

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:05am
With high temperatures, wicked weather and wildfires across the country, there are more warnings than usual posted about fireworks safety. In addition to harming themselves, people are also in danger of lighting up their entire neighborhoods -- unless you're in one of the cities getting pounded with rain.
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The week in 43 photos

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:00am
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The difference between grilling and barbecue

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 8:57am
After moving to Atlanta from New York years ago, it quickly became evident I had a language problem.
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Tennessee train fire: Evacuated residents to return to homes

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 8:20am
The thousands of people who were evacuated from their homes in eastern Tennessee after a freight train fire released toxic fumes this week probably will be allowed to return Friday, Maryville City Manager Greg McClain told reporters.
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School shootings, mass killings are 'contagious,' study finds

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 8:19am
Mass killings and school shootings spread "contagiously," a new study found, where one killing or shooting increases the chances that others will occur within about two weeks.
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Man arrested in mall with assault rifle, ammo

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 8:19am
Police arrested a man carrying an assault rifle and ammunition at a Fayetteville, North Carolina, mall after officers received multiple reports of an armed man walking through a Macy's department store.
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What's behind all the shark attacks?

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:53am
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Van carrying fireworks goes up in flames on busy highway

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:50am
A van carrying fireworks erupted into flames along a main highway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
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No hate crimes found in 6 black church fires, authorities say

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:49am
When six black churches in the Southeast burned in the days following the Charleston church killings, authorities and church members were immediately suspicious.
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Lightning might have caused South Carolina church fire, FBI says

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:49am
Federal investigators suspect lightning might have caused the fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, senior officials in the FBI said Wednesday morning.
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