YA'AN, China -- Residents huddled outdoors Saturday night in a town near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake that struck the steep hills of China's southwestern Sichuan province, leaving at least 156 people dead and more than 5,500 injured.
She could save money, and there's a good chance she wouldn't get caught, but Consuelo Gomez says she won't hire people who aren't authorized to work in the U.S. to work for Marty K, her cleaning and landscaping business.
Two women were killed on Highway 82 in Columbus Thursday night after their stalled vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler.
Terrie Young was watching television Monday when the words scrolled across the screen. Two bombs had exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. At least three people were dead. Dozens were injured. "Lord have mercy," she whispered. And she fell to her knees.
The words remain fresh and painful in John Halligan's mind: "I hate that school, I hate that school. I never want to go back there again. Can you home-school me? Can we move?"
Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and other officials was described Thursday as a good father, a quiet neighbor and an entertainer who impersonated Elvis at parties.
Navistar Defense armored cab testing representative Wesley Jenkins knows he has an important job -- keeping soldiers safe.
The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the loose, authorities said today as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt that all but paralyzed the Boston area.
A blond, bespectacled girl with a serious expression and a red T-shirt chugs along a street in runner's togs and bib in a photo shared thousands of times on social media soon after the Boston Marathon explosions.
A short break in windy weather on Thursday allowed a rancher with a helicopter to search a rugged mountainside in southeastern Oregon for a young Oklahoma man who set out to test himself against the wilderness.
For the third year in a row, the nation's economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot.
Four months ago, President Barack Obama promised a grieving nation he would do everything in his power to change gun laws after 26 students and staff were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
ou meet someone, there's chemistry, and then come the introductory questions: What's your name? Come here often? Are you my cousin?
The bodies of 12 people have been recovered after an enormous Texas fertilizer plant explosion that demolished surrounding neighborhoods for blocks and left about 200 other people injured, authorities said today.
Investigators in the slayings of two North Texas prosecutors got their big break from a tip that pointed them to a cache of guns and a Crown Victoria hidden in a storage unit, a sheriff said.
2013 Cotton District Arts Festival artisan vendors Carl Carbonell and Kate Thomas say the annual festival not only provides them with a great way to showcase their talents to a large, supportive crowd but also allows the two Mississippi State University graduates a sort of homecoming back to the art scene in which they thrived while in college.
Rescue workers searched rubble early today for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.
For the sixth consecutive month, sales tax receipts are down for Columbus. The city's sales tax check for the month of April is $698,385.72 -- a $37,403.25 decrease from April 2012, it is the sharpest decrease from a previous year's monthly total since September 2010.
2. Little rescinds call for alcohol referendum STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
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4. Energy efficiency program improves 139 local homes COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. SOCSD eyes new administrative home on Lynn Lane STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY