Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its American Girl toys could become another headache for the toy company as it heads into the crucial holiday season.
A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.
Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters.
How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient?
Millions of Americans still struggle with high-cost private student loans, with many tumbling into default because the companies servicing the loans aren't offering reasonable options for improved terms, a new report says.
Police have cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie.
It took two tries, but when it was over one of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars already headed to federal prison for bankruptcy fraud pleaded guilty Wednesday in an unrelated state case involving a bogus driver's license.
Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product.
The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.
Intensified U.S.-led airstrikes and a determined Kurdish military force on the ground appear to have had some success in halting advances by Islamic State fighters.
West Point Selectmen re-appointed Tim Brinkley and Jackie Edwards as members of the Golden Triangle Development LINK Board of Directors during their meeting Tuesday.
Utility companies said that by the end of the day Tuesday service would be restored to the handful of customers who lacked electricity.
Organizers told The Dispatch this morning that roughly 20 tickets remained.
The Starkville Parks Commission passed its Fiscal Year 2015 budget Tuesday during its monthly meeting but will ask aldermen to pitch in more money to pay for utility expenses.
An employee who leads charter schools in Louisiana has been hired as executive director of the new Charter School Authorizer Board in Mississippi.
More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month.
A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease.
A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear.
A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California.
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