Those efforts to fight obesity in schools? Think younger. A new study finds that much of a child's "weight fate" is set by age 5, and that nearly half of kids who became obese by the eighth grade were already overweight when they started kindergarten.
Mississippi lawmakers are moving forward with bills designed to make the criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive.
Insurers would have to accept any medical provider who meets contract terms into their network under a bill moving forward in the Mississippi House.
Mississippi cities and counties would be banned from buying and destroying guns, under a proposal lawmakers are considering.
Call it Cute Bowl. Adorable is the name of the game this year as Super Bowl advertisers try to grab your attention. That means lots of "cute" story lines, including a family that's expecting a new baby and a horse that forms a long-lasting bond with a puppy.
More than two years after Amanda Knox returned to the U.S. apparently home free, an Italian court Thursday reinstated her murder conviction in the stabbing of her roommate and increased her sentence to 28½ years in prison, raising the specter of a long extradition fight.
The gunman who killed 12 people in last year's rampage at Washington's Navy Yard lied so convincingly to Veterans Affairs doctors before the shootings that they concluded he had no mental health issues despite serious problems and encounters with police during the same period, according to a review by The Associated Press of his confidential medical files.
The announcement by federal prosecutors that they will seek the death penalty against the man accused in the Boston Marathon bombing came as no surprise to people who lost limbs or suffered other injuries in last year's attack.
Among the many oddities that have arisen from marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado is this: It can be easier to get through airport security with a bag of weed than a bottle of water.
Beyonce is one of the world's most scrutinized pop stars, and now that study is moving to academia.
A friendly Super Bowl bet between the mayors of Seattle and Denver is causing a stir in New Mexico.
Dozens and perhaps hundreds of widows and Vatican pensioners recently came in for a rude surprise: The Vatican bank told them they had to close their accounts or risk losing access to their money -- all in the name of Pope Francis' reform efforts, The Associated Press has learned.
In November, officials from the Golden Triangle Development LINK agreed to partner with a committee of city and county officials to explore economic development opportunities for city-owned property on the Island.
A Columbus couple arrested and charged with fraudulent use of ID Tuesday includes a city employee.
A significant decrease in unemployment rates in December 2013 compared to December 2012 were not enough to push 2013's overall jobless rate below 2012's in many area counties.
The snow and sleet have stopped falling and traffic was moving again around Atlanta following a crippling storm -- but transportation and rescue officials said that didn't mean it was safe yet to drive, especially after the sun goes down.
After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps.
Beginning Saturday, the Columbus Arts Council will offer a fun primer on a different artistic topic the first Saturday of each month, through May.
A recently released Kids Count study shows 4 out of 5 Mississippi school children are not proficient readers by the time they enter the fourth grade.
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