Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones.
Washington has held indirect talks with the Taliban over the possible transfer of five senior Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for a U.S. soldier captured nearly five years ago, a senior Taliban official told The Associated Press.
"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has settled the federal lawsuit she filed against a museum in her south Alabama hometown over its sale of souvenirs featuring her name and the title of her book, court documents show.
Candidates in U.S. Senate races this year collectively raised more than a half-million dollars a day in 2013, suggesting a spate of never-ending campaign ads, mail and phone calls to come before November's elections.
City dwellers facing one of the most brutal winters on record have been dealing with something far more dangerous than snow falling from the sky: ice tumbling from skyscrapers.
Fierce clashes between police and protesters -- some including gunfire -- shattered a brief truce in Ukraine's besieged capital Thursday, killing at least 19 people.
An 18-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court. Ronagal Lamar Outlaw pleaded guilty to fatally shooting 23-year-old Trumaine Macon at the CrossRoads Lounge in west Lowndes County last February.
Columbus sales tax disbursements are down slightly this month compared to February 2013.
Whirllie Byrd and Nadia Dale will remain on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors for three more years.
In a 3-2 vote, the Columbus City Council named Greg Lewis to the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees on Tuesday. Lewis will replace sitting board member Aubra Turner, whose term expires at the end of the month.
Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn failed to recuse himself from Tuesday's Starkville School District Board of Trustees appointment despite having a family member employed by the district.
Starkville set a fourth straight yearly record in sales tax returns last year.
Assistant Starkville School District superintendent Toriano Holloway will serve as Starkville High School's interim leader for the rest of the academic year as the district begins its search to replace outgoing Principal Keith Fennell.
The 10-year school board career of Starkville School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles came to an end when aldermen, led by Ward 2 representative Lisa Wynn, killed his attempt at a third term and appointed Juliette Weaver-Reese to his expiring seat.
The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors has selected Alabama attorney Joe Ritch to serve as its next chairman.
A woman has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison in the kidnapping of a girl from her elementary school in a family dispute over a piece of land and a portable storage shed.
Todd Harrell, a founding member and bassist for 3 Doors Down, has been arrested on a DUI charge again in D'Iberville.
The Mississippi woman who gave birth to identical quadruplets more than a week ago wants to get the four girls home.
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