Christian groups have recently been putting more time and resources into addressing racism, with the issue at the forefront because of police shootings of black men and the Black Lives Matter movement.
One of the largest U.S. evangelical college ministries, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, took up Black Lives Matter at its most recent student missions conference.
Two overwhelmingly white religious groups — the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian...
MACON,Ga. (AP) — There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown.
About 170 years ago, they were one congregation, albeit a church of masters and slaves. Then the fight over abolition and slavery started tearing badly at religious groups and moving the country toward Civil War. The Macon church, like many others at the time, decided it was...
FELTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a portable meth lab found giving off smoke in a trash can has forced a home evacuation.
A police statement says troopers went to the home in Felton early Friday following a report of a domestic complaint. Authorities say a resident barricaded himself in a bathroom, but was later taken into custody.
Police say the resident had discarded an active one-pot meth bottle in a trash can outside and it began to...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Southern California have charged dozens of postal workers and others with theft, fraud and other crimes — including a mail carrier who allegedly hoarded 48,000 pieces of mail.
The U.S. attorney's office announced Friday that it has charged 33 people with theft, possession of stolen mail, conspiracy, embezzlement, bank fraud, making false statements and use of stolen credit cards.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is taking new steps to reduce the role of human judgment in its "Trending Topics" feature, which drew controversy earlier this year over claims the service was suppressing conservative views.
Although it denied bias, Facebook has sought to reassure users that it's not showing favoritism when it highlights stories that are drawing comment on the social network.
Facebook says topics are selected by an algorithm that...
PHOENIX (AP) — The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for Arizona says the Justice Department assigned the case to its criminal division.
The change was announced in a filing Friday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.