Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 -- the first Social Security payout.
It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students.
An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man.
Not only does a feature of a popular Google Inc. mobile app put police officers' lives in danger, it also interferes with law enforcement's ability to carry out its speeding ticket mission, a leading group of sheriffs said Wednesday.
A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.
President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said today.
U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.
A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.
Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.
Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.
Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died.
The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.
President Barack Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Pentagon.
Public health officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation's newly appointed surgeon general said Tuesday.
More than 6 in 10 Americans would want Congress to restore federal financial assistance for millions buying health care coverage if the Supreme Court invalidates some of those government subsidies.
The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill today to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants.
1. Mayoral candidate faces lunacy hearing COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Jackson enters Ward 4 council race COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. City waives $80K debt for struggling company COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. SOCSD begins introducing, interviewing superintendent finalists today STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY