On Friday, The New York Times seemed completely bewildered by the plummeting rate of teenagers in the workforce. The Times observes, “Since 2000, the share of 16-to-19-year-olds who are working has plummeted by 40 percent, with fewer than a third of American teenagers in a job last summer.”
An employee of the Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery admitted that he stole at least 150 granite grave markers and used them for flooring in a shed and two garages. Kevin Maynard, 59, made a plea agreement in federal court that will require him to face one year of probation and serve 500 hours of community service.
On Wednesday, in a scene right out of The Thrill of It All, a 40-ish man drove his car into a swimming pool in Camarillo, California. Capt. Mike Lindbery of the Ventura County Fire Department said the accident occurred at 7:52 p.m.
On Tuesday, a marine biologist who is also a kayak guide had what could have been a frightening experience for anyone else: a great white shark swam directly under his kayak.
A new Gallup poll reveals that Barack Obama’s efforts to diminish pride among Americans in their heritage have resonated among Americans.
On Tuesday, inspired by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissent in the recent ruling legalizing gay marriages across the country, one Montana man who has two wives took the logical next step, applying for his polygamous marriage to be legalized.
Alex Rodriguez made one Marine veteran and his son very happy on Wednesday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
On Wednesday, the Obama administration announced it would block any attempt to move the Washington Redskins back to Washington, D.C.
A 35-year-old woman about to give birth for the fourth time became lost in a northern California forest, gave birth, watched bees and mosquitos attack the placenta, then set fire to the forest in a desperate attempt to alert rescuers to
Public sector unions, the bedrock of the Democratic Party base, reacted with horror on Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could release employees from paying mandatory fees to unions representing their professions.
On Tuesday, the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media, a California State Assembly committee, approved Senate Joint Resolution 4, a bill endorsing the replacement of the statue of Father Junipero Serra in the National Statuary Hall Collection on Capitol Hill with a statue of astronaut Sally Ride.
Residents of Whittier asked their local police department to label the distribution of Ku Klux Klan propaganda fliers on Sunday morning a hate crime. The fliers were packaged with a rock, a Tootsie Roll, and a phone number and mailing address for the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
According to the Washington Post, Chelsea Clinton’s image-makers made sure to edit marketing materials for the Clintons’ visit and also edit the introductory remarks of a high school student. Clinton’s handlers even supervised how much time she spent on campus.
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld Oklahoma’s three-drug lethal injection method, California can resume carrying out the death penalty, although mandatory administrative procedures and hearings could slow the process.
Chick-fil-A, the Christian fast-food company that is closed on Sundays to honor the Sabbath, ranks at the top of all fast-food companies for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report 2015.
On Monday, Larry Nance, Jr., the first round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers, tweeted an apology to fans of the team for a 2012 tweet calling Kobe Bryant a rapist.
On Sunday, one NYPD officer joyfully danced with a member of the gay pride parade, bumping and grinding and letting the parade member get behind him and simulate sex on the street in front of appreciative onlookers.
According to the Instituto Cervantes, an organization created by the Spanish government in 1991 to promote the Spanish language, more people speak Spanish in the United States than any other country in the world except for Mexico.
On Sunday, someone who supports the Ku Klux Klan blanketed a block in Whittier with plastic bags containing fliers espousing KKK propaganda, along with a rock and a lollipop.
Mike Napoli of the Boston Red Sox says an umpire ejected from Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay because he dropped his bat and didn’t take it with him after striking out.
A British Nobel laureate, Sir Tim Hunt, 72, who won the Nobel Prize for his work on cell division, was forced out of honorary positions at University College London (UCL), the Royal Society, and the European Research Council (ERC) after
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, winning points galore with the LGBT community, officiated for the first time as governor at a gay wedding on Sunday, the same day he wrote a letter loftily demanding that the State Education Department do more to protect transgender students across the state.
Salon has brilliantly presented the argument that animals should be considered people, positing that the antiquated notion of a line of demarcation between humans and animals should be discarded.
North Carolina and South Carolina beachgoers should beware; there has been a rash of shark attacks against beachgoers in their states.
Michael Sam has returned to Montreal, making a reunion with the Alouettes a fait accompli before their second game of the Canadian Football League season.