Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Fla., was named decades ago for a Confederate hero — who was also the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. More than 160,000 people have signed a petition urging a name change, but the current name has also drawn passionate support.
Kraft says it's ditching two artificial dyes in some of its macaroni and cheese products. But why did we start coloring cheeses orange to begin with? Turn's out there's a curious history here.
The Secret Service made some immediate changes after the president's death 50 years ago this month: Open limousines were out. And it began taking a more aggressive approach to its advance work. Over the years, the service has established counter-sniper units, assault teams and surveillance units.
The union is running Spanish-language TV spots in Atlanta, Orlando, Denver and Bakersfield, Calif., in an attempt to pressure Republicans to pass an immigration overhaul.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers are known for their near-perfect voices and performances of African-American spiritual songs. Now the choir's musical director is on the road, mentoring to young groups across the South. He's also hoping to preserve the songs too.
Schools nationwide are under growing pressure to add instructional time, and recess is often one of the first things to get squeezed — particularly in low-income districts. But some schools are pushing back, embracing play time and physical activity as central to learning.
A test for a virus linked to cervical cancer has been around for 10 years. But a lot of doctors still don't recommended it routinely for women. Female doctors are more likely to prescribe it than their males colleagues.
The social networking site with 1.2 billion users released a cyberbullying prevention hub with suggestions on how to start conversations, both online and off, and take action on Facebook. It's the first step — but one digital advocacy group says it should have been taken earlier.
Jason Carter, the grandson of the 39th president, launched his campaign for Georgia's top job Thursday. He joins a handful of other relatives of past presidents and vice presidents who will be on ballots around the country in 2014.
Regulators are cracking down on payday loans, leading some companies like Western Sky to shut down their loan operations.
Silicon Valley will soon open up a high-tech water recycling facility, capable of turning treated sewage into crystal clean water. In theory, it should be better than what comes out of kitchen sinks today. The purification is tough, but the hardest challenge is convincing people to drink it, even as freshwater becomes more scarce.
"People who multitask all the time can't filter out irrelevancy. They can't manage a working memory. They're chronically distracted," sociologist Clifford Nass said. The Stanford University professor died earlier this week.
The agency says trans fats, found in partially hydrogenated oils, raise the risk of heart disease. Even though food companies have drastically reduced their use of the oils, you can still find trans fat in microwavable popcorn, Crisco and all kinds of mass-produced baked goods.
Already, there's a vigorous debate about whether the newly re-elected New Jersey governor is the GOP's best chance for regaining the White House. In early-voting states, many conservatives look at Christie with suspicion.
Doctors have long overlooked a tiny band that connects two bones in the knee. Now Belgium surgeons say that's a mistake. The obscure structure is a full-fledged ligament. When it malfunctions, people recovering from anterior cruciate ligament injuries may run into trouble.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act gives workplace protections to workers and applicants who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The bill would apply to any private employer with more than 15 workers, and includes an exemption for religious groups. It faces strong opposition in the House.
Mullah Fazlullah is said to have ordered the attack on Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who campaigned for girls' education. Inside Pakistan, Fazlullah rose to prominence several years ago through his fiery religious radio broadcasts, which earned him the nickname "Radio Mullah."
Mayor Rob Ford has now admitted that he smoked crack in a drunken stupor and that he was drunk when he was videotaped threatening to kill someone. He's still saying he won't resign.
As the NFL investigates, a player who was with the team in recent years writes that "the most outlandish lie" is that Dolphins coaches didn't know what was happening. If Richie Incognito had been hazing teammate Jonathan Martin it would have been known, writes Lydon Murtha.
In 2003, U.S. forces discovered a trove of Jewish documents in a flooded Baghdad basement. They tell the tale of a once-thriving Jewish community. The painstakingly restored documents will be exhibited in the U.S. before they are returned to Iraq. But some Jewish groups are trying to prevent that.