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Acts of Bravery Emerge from Pilloried Ship Crew

Nearly a week after the sinking of the South Korean ferry, with rising outrage over a death count that could eventually top 300, the public verdict against the crew of ...


1 Year After Bombs, Boston Marathon a Celebration

Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's ...


Obama Visit to Asia Seen as Counterweight to China

President Barack Obama's travels through Asia in coming days aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and ...


Biden: Russia Must 'Stop Talking and Start Acting'

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the ...

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Harrison Co. Shutting Down Skate Rink

The Mississippi Rollergirls are looking for a new place to skate.


Sub Search for Missing Jet two-Thirds Complete

As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an ...


Biden in Ukraine to Show Support as Tensions Rise

Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions ...


Boston Marathon Begins Under Tight Security

The 118th running of the Boston Marathon began under heavy security Monday morning, a year after the bombings near the race's finish line that killed three people and wounded more ...


Miss. Reworks School Ratings to Accent Graduation

Mississippi is reworking its rating system for school districts and high schools after federal officials demanded the ratings put more weight on high school graduation.

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Fraternity Shuts Ole Miss Branch After Noose Tying

The University of Mississippi announced Thursday that the national office of Sigma Phi Epsilon, based in Richmond, Va., had closed its Ole Miss chapter.

Health Care

Late Sign-Ups Improve Outlook for Obama Health Law

A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young ...


White House Updating Online Privacy Policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites, and it ...


Ukraine Insurgents Reject Call to Quit Buildings

Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave ...


Miss. Dept. of Education Eyes Expanded Outreach

The Mississippi Department of Education appears ready to add 27 contract employees to help local schools improve teaching.


Oklahoma Gay-Marriage Case Before U.S. Appeals Court

Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: ...