Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as China's leader today, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a once-a-decade political transition unbowed by scandals, a slower economy and public demands for reforms.
Militants in the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel with rocket fire this morning, killing three people as the Israeli military pressed forward with a second day of intense air raids and naval attacks on militant targets.
With permanent striping, some minor landscaping and a nod from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Louisville Street widening project, slated to be finished in September, is finally near completion.
Although Oktibbeha County School District's athletic teams will have to sit out post-season play until August, seniors who were on track to graduate in May will be able to receive an accredited diploma as long as they pass their final subject area tests, despite the district's recent takeover by the state department of education.
A Columbus man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the capital murder of his estranged girlfriend in 2010.
Three pilots flying together to a federal safety conference died when their single-engine plane faltered in midair and crashed into a house that went up in flames.
The heroic efforts of a Crawford man saved the life of his wife Tuesday morning. The mobile home belonging to Henry and Betty Sharp caught fire just after 8:30 yesterday morning with two women trapped inside.
As new economic development continues to fill the once-empty acreage at Golden Triangle Regional Aerospace Industrial Park, the adjacent Golden Triangle Regional Airport is seeing a spillover effect, with more passengers than ever.
An historically significant Columbus school will soon be reopening its doors to the public, this time with a different educational mission.
Investigators in the Indianapolis explosion that killed two people and decimated a neighborhood believe natural gas was involved and are focusing on appliances as they search for a cause, a city official said Tuesday.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
A Texas woman convicted of murder in a child's fire death at a home day care has a troubled past, say prosecutors trying to secure a stiff prison sentence for her.
Hoping to head off wider health care cuts in upcoming budget talks, a think tank close to the White House is unveiling a plan for how to save $385 billion, mostly from Medicare.
Lawmakers are digging into the tangled tale of emails that exposed an extramarital affair ending David Petraeus' CIA career and led investigators to a questionable relationship between a Florida socialite and the general commanding the war in Afghanistan.
The CEO of Waffle House said Tuesday that a former employee who claims he tried to force her to have sex actually was a participant in consensual sex and has been trying to blackmail him.
The polling and other data and all the smart people watching the election gave Rep. Paul Ryan an optimistic view on the night of last week's election.
Good plumbers may be worth their weight in gold, but when one was spotted zipping around in a bright red Ferrari, Italian tax police were fast on his trail.
Now that the Oktibbeha County District 5 Fire Department has finished its final test, Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the department only lacks a few minor details to complete their report to the Mississippi Ratings Bureau.
A man charged with capital murder is scheduled to enter a plea today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
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