An increasing number of births happen outside of marriage, signaling cultural and economic shifts that are here to stay, according to a new report from the United Nations. Forty percent of all births in the U.S. now occur outside of wedlock, up from 10 percent in 1970, according to an annual report released on Wednesday, Oct. 17, by the United Nations Population Fund, the largest international provider of sexual and reproductive health services. That number is even higher in the European Union, where 60 percent of births occur outside of marriage.
ABC's "The Conners," a retitled reboot of a revival, made its return Tuesday night, Oct. 16, with the now widely known news that its main character, Roseanne Conner, had recently died in her sleep at the sitcom family's home in Lanford, Illinois, a small town that has always just fallen on hard times.
The legalization of recreational marijuana goes live in Canada on Wednesday, Oct. 17, three years after Justin Trudeau's seemingly long-shot campaign promise. If you're planning a trip to sample the, er, culture, here's what you need to know. How much will it cost?
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday insulted adult-film actress Stormy Daniels by calling her "Horseface," the latest example in his long-standing pattern of attempting to undercut female adversaries with jabs at their physical appearance. Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti, a possible 2020 presidential contender who has aggressively criticized Trump, responded with mocking references to Trump's genitals and accused him of hating women.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service likes to boast that it is the nation's most trusted government agency. It certainly has the trust of dope dealers.
OTTAWA, Canada - Canada becomes the first major industrialized country to fully decriminalize cannabis for recreational use on Wednesday, fulfilling a 2015 election pledge from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a process that has proven massively complex and remains fraught with uncertainty.
Amber Gee had evacuated from her home in Callaway, a town of about 15,000 in the Florida Panhandle with her two children last week and she assumed her relatives who lived northeast of her had done the same. They hadn't.
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from adult film actress Stormy Daniels that claimed President Donald Trump defamed her when he suggested she had lied about being threatened to keep quiet about their alleged relationship. U.S. District Judge James Otero in Los Angeles ruled that Trump's speech was protected by the First Amendment as the kind of "'rhetorical hyperbole' normally associated with politics and public discourse in the United States." He ordered Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, to pay Trump's legal fees.
At a July 5 rally in Montana, President Donald Trump went on a lengthy rant about one of his favorite targets: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and her claim to Native American ancestry. Even then, Warren was rumored to be a likely Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. Trump, with glee, told the rally crowd he looked forward to making Warren "prove" her Native American heritage on the debate stage if the two were to square off.
They were teenage computer geeks, bespectacled kids from Seattle who taught themselves programming from a Teletype terminal, learned the basics of business from Fortune magazine and dreamed of "a computer in every home and on every desk."