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Holly Springs Elvis "Museum" to be Auctioned Off Jan 31

Hundreds of Elvis Presley vinyl singles and albums, a pink Cadillac and the antebellum mansion that became a quirky Elvis shrine will be auctioned this month.


Ukraine: Phone Calls Prove Rebels Attacked City, Killed 30

Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at ...

Health Care

WHO Adopts Reforms to Repair Reputation After Bungling Ebola

The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of ...


Boko Haram Attacks Northeastern Nigerian city, Scores Killed

In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts.


Japan Seeks Jordan's Help on Gaining Hostage's Release

Japan sought help from Jordan and other countries Monday in its race to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group, with no signs of progress on securing ...


Russia Defiant After More Threats from West Over Ukraine

Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend.


Islamic State Group Nearly Pushed Out of Syria's Kobani

Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose ...


Church of England Consecrates First Female Bishop

Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female bishop.


Commander in Joseph Kony's Feared Militia Appears in Court

A commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia made his first appearance before an International Criminal Court judge Monday, calling himself a former soldier who was abducted and "taken to ...


Small Drone Crashes at White House Complex, Origin Unclear

The U.S. Secret Service says a small drone crashed overnight at the White House complex while the president was in India.

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Miss. Senate to Mull Eliminating Vehicle Inspection Sticker

Mississippi lawmakers are driving forward with a plan to wipe out vehicle inspection stickers.

Health Care

Measles Outbreak Casts Spotlight on Anti-Vaccine Movement

A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.


At Odds on Human Rights, US and Cuba Move Toward Embassies

Still at odds over human rights, the United States and Cuba closed two days of historic talks in Havana with some progress toward restoring diplomatic ties after a half-century of ...


Miss. House Passes Pair of Low-Impact Common Core Bills

The Mississippi House is moving forward with a pair of bills that may immunize its members against controversy over Common Core State Standards, but appear likely to have little effect ...


Campaign Finance protest, Hidden Camera Disrupt High Court

For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by ...