Shirley Sherrod

Defamation Ruling Gives Shirley Sherrod a Legal Leg to Stand On

A federal appeals court ruling has allowed a defamation case against TV news debunker Scott Stossel to go ahead, and it should also give hope to Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department employee fired earlier this summer after an edited clip appeared to show her confessing to racist acts.

In U.S., Financial Insecurity at a 25-Year High

The nation's populace is at its most vulnerable in 25 years, according to a report released late Wednesday. Nearly one in five Americans are estimated to be currently insecure about their financial situation, compared to fewer than about 13% in 1985.