It was a heart-racing moment. The cigarette smuggler was stuck in line at a checkpoint as, up ahead, Islamic State militants were searching cars.
Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt? Rosa Parks?
Authorities said a woman who provided hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools to two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison discussed having them kill her husband.
Over White House objections, the Senate is poised to pass a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.
Alexander Hamilton, who has been featured on the $10 bill since 1929, is making way for a woman.
The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China's government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has learned.
Despite White House veto threats, the House is ready to vote to repeal taxes on medical devices and kill a Medicare advisory board that foes say would ration health care as the chamber aims its latest whack at President Barack Obama's health care law.
An intense manhunt was underway today for a white man who joined a prayer meeting and then opened fire inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, killing nine people, including the pastor. Authorities called it a hate crime.
House and Senate Republican leaders are ready to tell GOP lawmakers about their proposals for responding to a Supreme Court decision that could abruptly halt federal health care subsidies for millions of people.
Rachel Dolezal, born to white parents, self-identifies as black -- a decision that illustrates how fluid identity can be in a diversifying America, as the rigid racial structures that have defined most of this country's history seem, for some, to be softening.
Targeting youth unemployment, Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to propose tax credits to encourage businesses to train young people and offer apprenticeships to develop lifelong job skills.
Two escaped murderers remained at large as a woman charged with helping the killers flee from a maximum-security prison by providing them hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools made a second appearance in a New York court.
A judge said Thursday that enough evidence exists to charge two white policemen in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy who was holding a pellet gun, a largely symbolic ruling because he can't compel prosecutors to charge them.
The body of an American who died fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria was handed over on Thursday to his family at a Turkish border crossing, a Kurdish official said.
The law will come down hard on any prison system employee who crosses the line, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as suspicions swirled around a female prison employee believed to have had a role in the escape last weekend of two killers from a maximum-security facility.
A major federal union says the cyber theft of employee information is more damaging than it first appeared, asserting that hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee.
1. Officer Kelvin Lee dies after cancer battle COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Local church reconsidering Boy Scout partnership COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Lowndes manslaughter conviction under re-examination COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Upright citizen: Starkville man monitors community STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY