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Dog spent days outside Turkish hospital waiting for owner

ISTANBUL (AP) — A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in northern Turkey where her sick owner was receiving treatment. The pet,...

1st private space crew paying $55M each to fly to station

The first private space station crew has been introduced a year ahead of the planned launch.

Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa

Two White House officials say President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders.

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 28 dead

The rare suicide bombing attack hit the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area in central Baghdad amid heightened political tensions over planned early elections and a severe economic crisis.

Panel: China, World Health Organization should have acted quicker to stop pandemic

It also declined to call out WHO for its failure to more sharply criticize countries for their missteps instead of lauding countries for their response efforts.

Endangered Indian rhinoceros baby is born in zoo in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An endangered Indian rhinoceros was born last week in Poland’s Wroclaw Zoo, a hopeful development in efforts to preserve the...

Biden picks Samantha Power, former UN envoy, for US aid post

Power served as U.N. ambassador from 2013 to 2017.  

TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

Setting changes begin Wednesday

US will require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19.

Rare white tiger born in Nicaraguan zoo

Veterinarians are caring for the first white tiger born in captivity in Nicaragua. Nieve, who is just 9 days old, was rejected by its mother...

Donald Trump banned from Facebook and Instagram “indefinitely,” Mark Zuckerberg announces

(WXXV) — Facebook and Instagram will block President Donald Trump from posting from his account for an indefinite amount of time and at least until...

AP PHOTOS: Scenes of violence at U.S. Capitol shock world

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pro-Trump protesters breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, violently clashing with law enforcement as lawmakers were gathered inside to formalize...
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Gulf Coast Amtrak service on track to return in 2022

A company official says Amtrak passenger service along the Gulf Coast is on track to return in 2022 and could come in the early...

Detours for Fort Bayou drawbridge on State Route 609 closure in Jackson County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation will close the Fort Bayou drawbridge in mid-March for a bridge repair project in Ocean Springs. A detour will...

First accessory sentenced for role in murder of Biloxi Police Officer Robert McKeithen

Gulfport, Miss. – District Attorney Crosby Parker announced today that Dalentez Latavian Brice, age 22, of Biloxi, was sentenced after pleading guilty on May...

Harrah’s Gulf Coast to Host Job Fair for Seasonal Pool Positions

Biloxi, Miss. (February 17, 2021) – On Saturday, February 27, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Harrah’s Gulf Coast will host a job fair...