The Afghan Taliban are ready to free a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their senior operatives imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay as a conciliatory gesture, a senior spokesman for the group said Thursday.
Hopes dimmed for talks aimed at ending the Afghan war when an angry President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday suspended security negotiations with the U.S. and scuttled a peace delegation to the Taliban, sending American officials scrambling to preserve the possibility of dialogue with the militants.
The immigration protesters advanced on the news conference, poking signs that read "Do Not Reward Criminals" and "No Amnesty!" over the heads of Republicans who had just finished speaking about finding a civilized tone in the year's most difficult debate.
Men's Wearhouse doesn't like the way its founder looks anymore. The men's clothier said Wednesday that it fired executive chairman and face of the company George Zimmer, 64, who has appeared in many of its TV commercials with the slogan "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."
Columbus councilmen voted to give themselves a 23 percent pay raise during their meeting Tuesday despite applause from people in attendance for members who announced they would vote against doing so.
Less than 20 hours after it fired its superintendent, the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees met Tuesday to begin looking for an interim superintendent and a new chief financial officer.
Mississippi's teacher training programs are mediocre at best, according to a group pushing for changes in how the nation trains teachers.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees held its first hearing Tuesday night on the district's budget for Fiscal Year 2014.
Starkville aldermen established the Greensboro and Nash Street Historic Districts Tuesday but declined to create the Overstreet Historic District after Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey said that specific area's boundaries could be redrawn in the future to alleviate issues.
During Tuesday's city council meeting, Ward 2 councilman Joseph Mickens called on city engineer Kevin Stafford to explain three invoices due from the city. The documents were linked to Micken's former election opponent Susan Mackay.
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