Kettering University President Robert McMahan was traveling in China a few months ago when he bumped into one of the university's board members at an airport in Shanghai. Mary Barra, the busy global product development chief at General Motors Co., might have just said hello and turned back to her phone. Instead, she had a long discussion with McMahan's teenage son about his education and his efforts to learn Mandarin.
Having already lost her 6-year-old son, Nicole Hockley insists she won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence -- no matter how long it takes. She is among a group of "accidental activist" parents brought together one year ago by almost unthinkable grief after the Newtown school massacre.
Gov. Phil Bryant has announced a yearlong celebration in 2014 to showcase Mississippi people, communities and enterprises that are moving the state's economy forward.
A former New Orleans police officer whose 2010 manslaughter conviction was touted as a milestone in the city's healing after Hurricane Katrina was acquitted Wednesday by a different jury of charges he fatally shot a man without justification during the storm's chaotic aftermath.
Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he saw "angels" at the event, has been violent in the past and suffers from schizophrenia.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has replaced his chief of staff after learning the staffer's home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation.
The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.
As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
Last summer, the Yokohama Tire Company announced that it had selected Kajima Building & Design Group to design and build the first phase of its manufacturing plant in Clay County. The design firm is located in Atlanta, and in November, 18 members of the Lowndes County Youth Leadership program visited the headquarters.
The Columbus-Lowndes Emergency 911 communications board hired Melanie McCoy on Tuesday as the department's director. McCoy was an internal hire. She has served with E-911 in Lowndes County for more than 20 years.
Nearly four years ago, a Mississippi Main Street charrette team suggested a use for a vacant downtown West Point building donated to the city: Convert it into an artist studio and gallery.
Millport's sales tax revenues for the last fiscal year bucked a trend shared by as many as five municipalities in the area, according to an audit report presented to the Millport Town Council on Monday night.
The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure could ask state representatives to add legislative language to HB 716, the Oktibbeha County school merger bill, which would allow for a reverse bond referendum to fund physical upgrades.
Mississippi on Tuesday marked its 196th anniversary of statehood, and officials said they're starting to plan a bicentennial celebration for 2017.
Heading into a congressional election year, Americans hold Congress in strikingly low regard, and nearly two-thirds say they would like to see their House member replaced, a new poll finds.
The Obama administration and Congress clashed Tuesday over the historic nuclear deal with Iran, exposing deep rifts over a U.S. pledge to refrain from any new sanctions over the next six months in exchange for concessions on enriching uranium.
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