Columbus High School was on lock- down Thursday after a student brought a handgun onto the campus.
Nearly 500 Columbus employees were at risk for losing their jobs earlier this week after DynCorp lost its seven-year contract at Columbus Air Force Base.
Gazing at her bungalow, swept from its foundation and tossed across the street, Janice Clarkin wondered if help would ever come to this battered island off the coast of Manhattan. "Do you see anybody here?" she asked, resignation etched on her face. "On the news, the mayor's congratulating the governor and the governor's congratulating the mayor. About what? People died."
Adam Frye got the news as he was headed toward the Javits Center on Friday to pick up his packet of material for the New York City Marathon. The race was canceled. Blame it on Sandy.
There's no mistaking the similarities. A childhood on a dusty farm, a love of fast vehicles, a rebel who battles an overpowering empire -- George Lucas is the hero he created, Luke Skywalker.
The progressive college town of Bellingham, Wash., is known for its stunning scenery, access to the outdoors and eclectic mix of aging hippies, students and other residents. But lately it's turned into a battleground in the debate over whether the Pacific Northwest should become the hub for exporting U.S. coal to Asia.
An elephant in a South Korean zoo is using his trunk to pick up not only food, but also human vocabulary.
For the past three years, the Internal Revenue Service hasn't been investigating complaints of partisan political activity by churches, leaving religious groups who make direct or thinly veiled endorsements of political candidates unchallenged.
Thursday morning, in downtown Columbus, an estimated 150 people gathered to bow their heads and pray in the YMCA gymnasium.
A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Columbus man Thursday afternoon.
One of the state's largest community-giving organizations announced a partnership with a local endowment group Thursday.
A joint project between the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and Tombigbee Water Management has been temporarily placed on hiatus. Drainage work in the Pickensville Road/Pickens Drive area has come to a halt as some engineering changes to the project are being made.
Normally, the Mississippi State University football team would wear its maroon jerseys for Saturday's home game against Texas A&M. The Aggies would wear their white uniforms.
A Hamilton, Miss., man has confessed to setting fire to a house he owns in Oktibbeha County, officials with the Starkville Police Department say.
In a lot of respects, Starkville High School Band Director Shawn Sullivan and the school's head football coach Jamie Mitchell have eerily similar responsibilities.
The October employment report the government will release Friday will likely solidify the picture of the U.S. job market that's emerged this year: Companies are hiring steadily but cautiously. And unemployment remains high.
Mexicans cleaned the bones of dead relatives and decorated their graves with flowers and candy skulls. In Haiti, voodoo practitioners circled an iron cross at a cemetery and poured moonshine to honor their ancestors. Some Guatemalans held a wild horse race to remember the dead.
Forest-camouflaged pickups roared to life as the Mexican soldiers pulled on their black masks and hoisted their Heckler & Koch G3 assault rifles.
A Louisiana businessman faces a federal wire fraud charge for allegedly seeking to get BP PLC to pay him $1.4 million for supplying a helicopter that the oil giant allegedly did not authorize to pay for during its response to the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Neighbors heard the couple shouting at each other, but they never saw it get physical. Artur Plackowska said his wife recently told him she loved him.
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