Astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser says that to put God in our current knowledge gaps would not further our understanding of the universe. For that, we need science and its stubbornly secular approach.
Police officer Michael Slager now faces a murder charge in the death of Walter Scott, who was unarmed and running away from Slager when he was shot multiple times.
Life insurance customers will receive discounts each year based on their activity levels. The practice is used in Australia, Europe, Singapore and South Africa. But privacy experts are concerned.
Accompanied by Ry Cooder's guitar, Crowell offers up a tender take on "God I'm Missing You."
As spirited as ever, Lynn gives a seemingly effortless performance of "Coal Miner's Daughter."
Watch the singer perform her song "A Feather's Not A Bird" at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
The Oklahoma singer preaches "Truck Stop Gospel" live at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville's "Mother Church of Country Music."
Alynda Lee Segarra's performance of "The Body Electric" is as impassioned as the narrative the song conveys.
Ellis' performance of "Only Lies" shows off the lyrical craftsmanship that has earned him a place among Americana music's young vanguard.
An all-star house band stretches out behind Wilson's sultry vocal in this live performance of Willie Dixon's "I Want To Be Loved."
Tell us the one song you can't stop listening to this week, whether it's the latest Rihanna ear worm, or some heartbreaking acoustic ballad by a singer hardly anyone has heard.
Things rarely end well for the people in Luis Alberto Urrea's new story collection, but there are flashes of humor. Critic Michael Schaub calls Urrea "a master storyteller with a rock and roll heart."
Two other American troops were wounded when a man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire in the city of Jalalabad, a Pentagon official said. The shooter was shot and killed.
The lesson of "Cherokee," a room-hushing ballad by the Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Moreland, is how to live with grief. A stirring, gut-wrenching video matches the song's patient intensity.
Also: A federal judge won't overturn his stay on President Obama's immigration action; forecasters are predicting dangerous Midwestern weather; and fix your busted gadget for free at a Repair Fair.
The daring crime targeted Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company, used by many firms in London's jewelry quarter to store their wares.
In a first, the six-member city council in Ferguson, Mo., is now half white and half black. Voter turnout was reported at 30 percent in the majority-black community.
An anonymous buyer gets the manuscript which is 16 pages of a mix of handwritten and typed drafts — including notes. The papers may give new insight into what Don McLean wanted the song to mean.
New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris's new book is part life story, part grammar guide. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says the book is delightful, and Norris is a "stickler who can't resist schtick."
A man was on a boat in San Diego holding a fish when a sea lion leaped out of the water, over the boat's railing and grabbed the food. The man was pulled underwater, and was treated for his injuries.