Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin named a member of her Cabinet on Wednesday to lead a review of how the state conducts executions after a botched procedure that the White House said fell short of the humane standards required.
Reports of sexual assaults by members of the military rose 50 percent after the Pentagon began a vigorous campaign to get more victims to come forward, prompting defense officials to order a greater focus on prevention programs, including plans to review alcohol sales and policies.
Bacteria resistant to antibiotics have now spread to every part of the world and might lead to a future where minor infections could kill, according to a report published Wednesday by the World Health Organization.
First responders are going door to door in Columbus to provide assistance, while firemen and police are checking on residents.
In a unanimous vote, the Columbus City Council put Tony Carleton into the position during a specially called meeting Wednesday morning.
The races will go on at Columbus Speedway. Just not this weekend.
Beverly Smith lives with her 86-year-old mother, Alice Nickoles, at the corner of Lacy and Hutcherson roads in east Lowndes County. On Tuesday afternoon, they were approaching 24 hours without power, but were in good spirits.
A tornado completely destroyed Springfield M.B. Church on Monday. It had stood for nearly 150 years in a field on the east side of Highway 45 South, down toward Macon.
One home was damaged and 12 roads are currently impassable after heavy rain and strong winds pounded Lamar County Monday and Tuesday nights.
As a last-second pivot positioned Winston Medical Center directly in the path of an EF-4 tornado Monday, long-time emergency room physician Mike Henry began running through his unit and warning patients to immediately hunker down and take cover.
A bright, cloudless sky Tuesday morning provided a stark contrast to the debris-littered streets of Louisville.
Loraine Osborne is a Rosie. She isn't THE Rosie, but she worked as a riveter at the Willow Run bomber plant in Michigan alongside Rose Will Monroe, the inspiration for a character that came to symbolize female empowerment and the we're-all-in-this-together spirit of the American homefront during World War II.
Weather from nearly all parts of the country combined to brew this week's killer tornadoes.
Ruth Bennett died clutching the last child left at her day care center as a tornado wiped the building off its foundation. A firefighter who came upon the body gently pulled the toddler from her arms.
A former police chief in Mississippi has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for conspiring to demand money and property from people in exchange for dropping criminal charges.
The Southern Companies says the expected startup date of its coal gas-fired power plant in Kemper County is being pushed back to the first half of 2015.
An Auburn man accused of organizing high-stakes dog fights in Alabama is scheduled in federal court to enter a guilty plea.
The Alabama Emergency Management Agency reported three deaths from strong storms and possible tornadoes that swept through the state Monday night and early Tuesday.
The Italian appeals court that reinstated the conviction against Amanda Knox in her British roommate's 2007 murder said in a lengthy reasoning made public Tuesday that Knox herself delivered the fatal blow out of a desire to "overpower and humiliate" the victim.
A New Jersey woman has admitted killing her neighbor's small dog by throwing it into traffic during an argument over a parking space.
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