It won't be business as usual on the first day of the new year, according to government plans for the holiday.
Loosening laws in the U.S. are cutting into pot growers' profits south of the border, and cartels have shifted to more dangerous drugs.
A belief that black boys are stronger, older and physically threatening has persisted for centuries, African-American parents and scholars say.
Recent demographic changes are rooted in a shared experience of immigration and discrimination, some community leaders say.
The officer-involved fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice was "a perfect storm of human error," a prosecutor said.
Images show bullet holes and a bloody carpet in the apartment where police officers killed a young man and his grandmother Saturday.
Family members in Cleveland have said they are ready for the possibility of no criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a black 12-year-old boy by a white police officer.
Muslim gangs are using faith as a proxy for intimidation and violence, the U.K.'s chief inspector of prisons said.
More shoppers now say they plan to shop on the day after Christmas than on the day after Thanksgiving, aka Black Friday.
Some U.S. consumers confirmed via social media their packages arrived Friday, despite the extreme weather in multiple regions of the country.
Ironically, the tour was organized by Breaking the Silence, a left-wing group that reports Israeli military abuse of Palestinians.
The money made on exit deals amounted to about $64 billion in the first 11 months of this year and about $94 billion in all of last year, one analyst says.
At an airport and a major mall, activists demanded answers in the death of Jamar Clark, an unarmed black man killed by police.
After a grand jury in Texas opted not to indict jail employees in a black woman's death in July, attention now turns to the arresting officer.
Police said they booked Corey Green, 33, on an outstanding warrant but later sent him to the hospital with a serious injury.
A judge declared a mistrial last week in the case of William Porter, one of six officers facing separate trials in the death of Freddie Gray.
Minneapolis activists planned the Wednesday protest in response to the death of Jamar Clark, 24, who was unarmed when he was fatally shot by a city police officer.
But the president advised Monday that young people pushing for change should engage opponents in dialogue, not try to shut them down.
A poll released Monday shows that nonwhite opinion of police has not rebounded to pre-2014 levels, amid ongoing protests over the fatal shootings of young black men.
The next Democratic presidential candidate debate will be hosted Jan. 17 by the Congressional Black Caucus in Charleston, South Carolina.
In addition to streaming online, ABC News' debate broadcast will be available on its Apple TV, Roku and Xbox One apps.
Hillary Clinton has increased her lead over Bernie Sanders since the last Democratic presidential debate in October.
Many in the U.S. say Santas of various ethnicities and nonwhite depictions of Jesus are reassuring in an era of racial tension.
Organizers of an annual Christmas parade complained that Confederate battle flag supporters and opponents hijacked the festive event.
After the 1999 case, in which an unarmed black man was fired upon 41 times, Officer Kenneth Boss was disarmed and reassigned to desk duty.
African-American science fiction fans who once hid their love of the genre now want to affirm their place in the fantasy world.
Some fear that higher interest rates could result in fewer job openings and less upward mobility for blacks and Hispanics in the U.S.
Jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of William Porter, one of the law enforcement officers charged in the April death of Freddie Gray.
One of Thailand's largest seafood producers acknowledged that some of its product may come from factories that used modern-day slaves.
U.S. policy requires that unaccompanied minors to be cared for until they can be reunited with family or find a foster home.