A truckload of fireworks intended for Lunar New Year celebrations went off Friday in a massive, deadly explosion that destroyed part of an elevated highway in central China, sending vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground.
Six people have been indicted on federal charges related to a scheme to pocket refunds from the filing of false income tax returns involving former or current Mississippi inmates.
Add those cute little hedgehogs to the list of pets that can make you sick.
Former Mayor Ed Koch, the combative, acid-tongued politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during a three-term City Hall run in which he embodied New York chutzpah for the rest of the world, died Friday. He was 88.
Mark Hasse was a top-notch prosecutor in northeast Texas with a "passion for putting away bad guys" and never shied from taking on cases involving dangerous people or organizations, his former colleagues say.
Republican senators hammered former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel at his confirmation hearing Thursday on issues ranging from Israel and Iran to his support for a group that advocates the elimination of nuclear weapons. But with most Democrats in his corner, an unflustered Hagel seems headed for approval as defense secretary.
Viking Range Corp.'s new owner is laying off one-fifth of the company's workers.
The Rev. Robert Jeffress has changed the way he talks about homosexuality from the pulpit. The pastor of the 11,000-member First Baptist Dallas hasn't stopped preaching that homosexual sex is sinful, but he no longer singles it out for special condemnation. Now, Jeffress says he usually talks about homosexuality within "a bigger context of God's plan for sex between one man and one woman in a lifetime relationship called marriage."
Myrlie Evers-Williams says people praised her poise after her husband, Mississippi NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers, was assassinated 50 years ago in the state. But she says she struggled with wanting revenge.
Truck maker Paccar's fourth-quarter net income fell 23 percent, as revenue weakened. The results still beat Wall Street's expectations, and the stock rose in premarket trading.
A pair of House bills sponsored by Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, will allow the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to invest the $30 million the county received from the sale of the county hospital in 2001.
Agents with the Lowndes County Narcotics Unit plan to arrest 13 people today on federal weapons and narcotics charges.
Two new Columbus hotels are well on their way to an eagerly anticipated completion. Hyatt Place and Courtyard by Marriott will be opening in the coming months, which will add 208 hotel rooms to the city.
Just as President Barack Obama is pushing new initiatives on gun control and immigration, the gloomy old problem of a sluggish economy is elbowing its way back into prominence. Consumer confidence is falling, the economy is contracting and large automatic spending cuts are threatening to hit the Pentagon and other programs, with uncertain consequences.
Jimmy Lee Dykes moved to a rural Alabama neighborhood on a rutted red clay road more than a year ago. It didn't take long before he had developed a frightening reputation as a volatile man with anti-government views who threatened his neighbors at gunpoint and was viciously violent to wandering pets.
Cockfighting is big business because Mississippi has the second weakest cockfighting law in the nation, according to Humane Society of the United States.
Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students are headed to the National Science Bowl after taking first place in the state high school science bowl Friday. MSMS students will travel to Washington, D.C., April 25-29.
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