Thelma Taormina keeps a pistol at her Houston-area home to protect against intruders. But one of the last times she used it, she said, was to run off a persistent utility company worker who was trying to replace her old electricity meter with a new digital unit.
Bolstered by thousands of small individual donations, embattled Republican Congressman Todd Akin reaffirmed his commitment to his U.S. Senate campaign Friday while re-emerging publicly in Missouri for the time since making inflammatory remarks about rape and pregnancy.
Republican officials abruptly announced plans Saturday night to scrap the first day of their national convention, bowing to the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac as it bore down menacingly on Florida.
Another day, another sandbar to clear on the clogged Mississippi River.
Neil Armstrong was a quiet, self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter-million miles away, died Saturday. He was 82.
All nine people wounded during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were struck by bullets fired by the two officers, police said Saturday, citing ballistics evidence.
Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer behind a delightful menagerie of characters including Count von Count on "Sesame Street" and Gobo Fraggle on "Fraggle Rock," has died.
James C."Chuck" has been convicted of manslaughter for the second time by a circuit court jury
Derek Trucks was once a name associated with the words "child prodigy." The guitar player gained national attention when he began touring off and on with his uncle Butch Trucks' band, The Allman Brothers Band, at the age of 13. Today, Trucks, now 33 and a full-time member of The Allman Brothers Band, has left the child prodigy talk behind and is moving towards the category of living blues legend.
Creating a potential headache for his campaign, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said big businesses in the U.S. were "doing fine" in part because they get advantages from offshore tax havens.
While other corn growers already have knocked down their drought-ravaged crops to feed them to livestock, Nebraska farmer Doug Nelson still waits for his maize to mature, well aware it won't be a banner year.
A teen girl reported missing more than two years ago told police she escaped a home in southwestern Illinois where she had been held captive and repeatedly sexually assaulted.
Tropical Storm Isaac could force a shakeup of the security plans for the GOP convention in Tampa, because about half of the expected officers come from other parts of Florida and some could be forced to stay home for the storm, authorities said Thursday.
James Holmes was a promising neuroscience doctoral candidate, but by the end of the program's first year, he had fallen out of favor with professors and failed a key exam, prosecutors said.
Pavlov had his dogs. Goodall had her chimps. And JaVonn Hill has his ... grasshoppers?
The NCAA is conducting an investigation into a "potential recruiting irregularity" involving the Mississippi State University football program.
Local businessman Benny Shelton has been found guilty of one count of sexual assault against a minor and will serve seven years in prison for the offense. Shelton was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison, with five years suspended.
Lowndes County property owners who haven't paid their 2011 ad valorem taxes have until 5 p.m. today to do so before the tax liens are sold Monday at the Trotter Convention Center. As of this morning, around 2,000 properties remained on the delinquent tax roll, totaling around $1.8 million in back taxes.
The Columbus City Council is looking to increase garbage rates by $2 beginning Oct. 1. The increase would raise the rate from $15 to $17 and it would be the third increase in the service in three years -- two by the council and one by the city's garbage contractor, Golden Triangle Cooperative Service District. But at $17, are Columbus residents still getting a bargain?
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