As the Christmas season approaches, children anxiously write their lists to Santa, begging for the top toy of the season.
The unique bird and reptile species that make the Galapagos Islands a treasure for scientists and tourists must be preserved, Ecuadorean authorities say -- and that means the rats must die, hundreds of millions of them.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman said the city will not challenge a preliminary report by the Mississippi Ethics Commission that says the city violated three sections of the state Open Meetings Act.
The Mississippi Department of Revenue has found mistakes in 36,000 homestead exemption filings.
A day of reckoning arrived for BP on Thursday as the oil giant agreed to plead guilty to a raft of criminal charges and pay a record $4.5 billion in a settlement with the government over the deadly 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Three BP employees were also charged, two of them with manslaughter.
Bobby DeLaughter, a former circuit judge caught up in Mississippi's judicial bribery scandal, is no longer on post-prison supervised release.
The state College Board has approved a request from Mississippi's two largest universities to impose a $50-a-semester fee on their students.
A freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 17 others as the float tried to get through a West Texas railroad crossing on its way to an honorary banquet, authorities said.
The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.
David Petraeus, in his first congressional testimony since resigning as CIA director over an extramarital affair, began fielding questions Friday from lawmakers about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
The hostilities between Israel and Hamas have found a new battleground: social media. The Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas militants have exchanged fiery tweets throughout the fighting in a separate war to influence public opinion.
After two years of political battles and a Supreme Court case, many if not most states are expected to tell the federal government Friday if they're willing carry out a key part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
As the number of nights without power stretched on for thousands left in the dark after Superstorm Sandy, patience understandably turned to anger and outrage.
President Barack Obama challenged congressional Republicans Wednesday to let taxes rise on the wealthiest Americans on both economic and political grounds, noting he campaigned successfully for re-election on the point and contending it would instantly ease the threat of the "fiscal cliff" plunging the nation back into recession.
When fourth-grader Koregan Quintanilla was talking with his classmates about where they wanted to go more than anyplace else in the world, his answer wasn't an amusement park, sporting event or kids restaurant. It was "his" fire station.
A Rhode Island man police say used counterfeit $100 bills to make purchases at a Target store made a critical mistake.
A Columbus woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy.
A former suspect in a high-profile murder was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a burglary charge in Lowndes County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
Approximately 500 contracting jobs at the Columbus Air Force Base are safe, at least for the moment. According to a CAFB press release, the CAFB has extended its contract with DynCorp until March 31, 2013.
Although it was believed to have been a done deal, a parking lot agreement between the City of Columbus and a private citizen has been redrawn.
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