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Jackson State to Borrow $10 Million to Buy Apartments

A unit of Jackson State University will borrow up to $10 million to buy a 444-bed apartment complex next to its campus.


Google Sues Miss. AG Jim Hood

Google Inc. is suing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, trying to block him from pursuing criminal charges or filing a civil lawsuit against the company.


Obama Says North Korea Hacked Sony, Vows Response

President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader and pledged the U.S. would ...


Report: FBI's Anthrax Investigation Was Flawed

The FBI used flawed scientific methods to investigate the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and sickened 17 others, federal auditors said Friday in a report sure to fuel ...

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Fire Damages Building Near Welty Birthplace

A fire has heavily damaged a building that's used for receptions near the birthplace of a noted Mississippi author.


Colorado Vows to Defend Pot Law Against States' Challenge

Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the ...


US Not Fully Prepared for Nuclear Terrorist Attack

The U.S. government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or a large-scale natural catastrophe, lacks effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate ...


Theater Shooter's Parents Plead for His Life

The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty.


8 Children Killed, Mother Stabbed, in Australia

The bodies of eight children—aged 18 months to 15 years—and a wounded woman were discovered in a home in northern Australia on Friday, police said.


Mississippi Board Rejects Test Contract

A state board has rejected a contract that would have bought tests for Mississippi students with intellectual disabilities.


Apple CEO Tim Cook Boosts South's LGBT Efforts

Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and ...


2 Astronauts Will Expand Envelope with 1-Year Spaceflight

The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space.


Tsarnaev Appears in Court for 1st Time Since 2013

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013.


Palestinian Leader Supports More Talks on UN Bid

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he supports further negotiations on a proposed U.N. Security Council resolution that sets a 2017 deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from war-won lands ...


NASA's Orion Spacecraft Back in Florida After Test Flight

NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck. The capsule arrived back at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday.