WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says there are about 3 million more poor people in the United States than its official count shows. The Census Bureau’s official rate that came out in September showed that […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of veterans walked past barriers at the closed World War II memorial with help from members of Congress. Hundreds of veterans arrived for a previously scheduled visit to the memorial […]
CHICAGO (AP) — With the program known as “Obamacare” only weeks away from its key launch date, hectic preparations are in motion in communities across the country to deal with one of its major practical […]
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — During the first weekend of Mississippi’s alligator season a hunting party held the weight record for an alligator taken in the state. But the record only lasted about an hour. Beth […]
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tate Taylor, the Mississippi native who directed “The Help,” said Monday that he’ll make a biographical feature film about James Brown in the state, starting this fall. “Every frame will be […]
ATLANTA (AP) — A new government survey shows obesity still isn’t budging among American adults. Overall, the level of adult obesity has been about the same for years now. The latest survey found 13 states […]
ATLANTA (AP) — For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first evidence of a national decline in childhood […]
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If a girl younger than 16 gives birth and won’t name the father, a new Mississippi law — likely the first of its kind in the country — says authorities must […]
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday praised slain NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers, saying that the black activist’s vision and leadership helped make it possible for Holder and President Barack Obama […]
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — It’s early on a Friday morning, and high school chemistry students in Victoria Dawson’s class are working equations at the board. Dawson is peppering the class of 11 girls and four […]
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Ricin was found in the former martial arts studio of the man suspected of sending poison letters to President Barack Obama and other public officials, and was also discovered on a dust mask and other items he threw in the trash.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The investigation into poisoned letters mailed to President Obama and others has shifted from an Elvis impersonator to his longtime foe, and authorities must now figure out if an online feud between the two men might have escalated into something more sinister.