A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
Anxious students -- not to mention their parents -- can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.
A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner.
One of the 14 people charged in connection with a multi-state dog fighting investigation has filed notice that he plans to plead guilty.
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has raised more than three times as much campaign cash this year as Chris McDaniel, his challenger in the June 3 Republican primary.
Southern Co. says it has signed a deal with a state-owned Chinese coal and energy company to work together to develop coal technologies, based in part on the coal gasification and carbon capture technology that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is deploying at the $5 billion Kemper County power plant.
Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.
GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.
Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court Tuesday, police officials said, in a sensational case that has horrified Pakistanis.
People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve -- for now.
Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.
With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations.
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week this week through April 19.
Starkville aldermen could set interview dates for its vacant community developer position today, one of the last remaining top-tier vacancies within city government.
A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson identified Sunday's hit-and-run fatality as 25-year-old Cason Bryant Park, a former US Marine of Gordo, Ala.
Monday night's six-hour meeting of the Columbus Municipal School Board began with a 10-minute debate on where the superintendent should sit and included one board member walking out over the discussion of a superintendent search firm.
Before a 1.1 mill tax increase for a capital improvement bond issue is set in stone, the city of Columbus must publish a notice of intent four times. City leaders could vote to issue the notices at the regularly scheduled council meeting today.
For the first time in the history of Mississippi elections, voters will need some form of photo identification to cast a ballot during June 3's federal congressional primary.
A fourth teenager has been arrested for making bomb threats.
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