A judge has sentenced a former high-ranking official with the Environmental Protection Agency to 32 months in prison for stealing from the agency by failing to show up for work -- while falsely claiming to be working for the CIA.
Firefighters Darryl D. Brown, Taylor S. Mitchell, and Gregory Pack of the Columbus Fire Department graduated December 12, 2013 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.
Sparse crowds at malls and "50 percent off" signs at The Gap and other stores offer clues as to how this holiday season is shaping up so far: It's the most discount-driven one since the U.S. was in a deep recession. It's also the most disappointing for stores.
A federal prosecutor ventured into the tense relationship between the U.S. and India on Wednesday, defending the arrest and strip-search of an Indian diplomat held on visa charges and saying she was treated very well, even given coffee and offered food while detained.
The guide dog that leaped onto subway tracks after his blind owner lost consciousness and fell off a station platform is assured a loving home after his retirement.
Carly Kerby, a mom of four girls, doesn't have the greatest track record as the Tooth Fairy, but it was another family tradition that nearly did her in: The Elf on the Shelf.
The CEO of FedEx doesn't see drones taking over the package delivery business anytime soon.
Just in time for a new movie about the making of "Mary Poppins," the 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress so future generations of Americans can see it.
The Vernon City Council sold a firetruck and adjusted city recycling pickup times for the holidays during its meeting Monday.
Megabus.com, the express bus company with fares from $1, has expanded into Mississippi and created three additional routes to and from New Orleans.
Singing River Health System's Regional Center has joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System Cancer Community Network.
Jackson County has awarded a $27.6 million contract to Montgomery, Ala.-based Caddell Construction to build a new jail in Pascagoula.
Mississippi can improve its criminal justice system, and potentially save millions of dollars, by setting clearer sentencing laws, giving judges more discretion to order alternatives to prison and taking steps to ensure former inmates don't mess up, a study group says.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday says gay students are routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district, including a lesbian who was forced to sit alone in the middle of a classroom when others were split into groups of boys and girls.
Former Lee County pharmacist Jim Bain has pleaded guilty to illegally distributing the pain killer hydrocodone.
The United States is providing nearly $25 million in additional humanitarian aid to help the Philippines deal with the enormous devastation and deaths wrought by Typhoon Haiyan last month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday after touring the worst-hit region.
Take another look at that food label. An ingredient or two may have vanished.
President Barack Obama's approval ratings for handling foreign policy issues generally top his ratings for most domestic issues, including the economy and health care, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
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