America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many whites stayed home.
Dozens of air shows that draw tens of thousands of people and generate millions of dollars for local economies have been cancelled this year after the military grounded its jet and demonstration teams because of automatic federal budget cuts.
They sweep. They swab. They sterilize. And still the germs persist. In U.S. hospitals, an estimated 1 in 20 patients pick up infections they didn't have when they arrived, some caused by dangerous 'superbugs' that are hard to treat.
A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that once prompted virulent national debate about Islam and free speech.
A national group of prominent GOP donors that supports gay marriage is pouring new money into lobbying efforts to get Republican lawmakers to vote to make it legal.
Furloughed air traffic controllers will soon be heading back to work, ending a week of coast-to-coast flight delays that left thousands of travelers frustrated and furious.
Internet shoppers are moving closer to paying sales taxes for their online purchases. But the fight is far from over.
Two men in their early twenties lie face down in the snow, hands tied behind their backs, heads doused with dark red paint.
2. Snowden resigns as Starkville's community developer STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Board approves disciplinary action against police department master sergeant STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Lowndes Co. tightens rubbish pickup rules COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. EMCC Golden Triangle expansion to begin in early 2014 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY