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Man sentenced for role in 2017 Manchester bombing at Ariana Grande concert

LONDON (AP) — The brother of the suicide bomber who set off an explosion at a 2017 Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England has...

Microsoft confirms talks seeking to buy US arm of TikTok

Microsoft is confirming that it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship.

Belgium: zoo hotel lets you see animals from your room

A new underwater hotel suite is perfect for animal lovers. Belgium's Pairi Daiza Resort, located at a zoo, is now offering this underwater room. It's called...

Chile police trains dogs to detect COVID-19

Police in Chile are training dogs to detect those with the coronavirus. A dog's nose is about 50-times more sensitive than a human's. These dogs have...

Scientists accidentally create a new fish species

Scientists in Hungary have created a Frankenfish - by mistake. The accident led to the creation of new species - a mix of Russian sturgeon...

1900 year old pine discovered in Southwest China

Forestry officials in China have found a 1,900 year old pine tree. The ancient evergreen is six stories tall and has a hollowed out trunk,...

Australia: koalas injured in bushfires rereleased into wild

Several koalas injured in the Australian wildfires are back home in the wild. The marsupials were being treated at the world's only all-koala hospital which...

Over half a million people have recovered from COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University reports

Over half a million people have recovered from COVID-19 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Thursday morning, the university reported 528,000 recoveries from...

“Dangerous and provocative actions,” U.S. Navy claims Iran’s Navy taunts ships in Persian Gulf

PERSIAN GULF — Wednesday, eleven Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels repeatedly conducted dangerous and harassing approaches of the USS Lewis B....

Pres. Trump halts funding to World Health Organization, blames agency for making pandemic worse

(NBC News) — President Trump announced Tuesday he is cutting off millions in funding to the World Health Organization, blaming the agency for making...

‘Houston, we’ve had a problem’: Remembering Apollo 13 fifty years later

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 13's astronauts still shun superstition 50 years after their harrowing moonshot. Mission commander Jim Lovell...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics rescheduled to begin July 23, 2021

TOKYO (WXXV) — The International Olympic Committee says the 2020 Olympic Games will now be celebrated from July 23 to August 8, 2021. They also...
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Cruisin’ the Coast is less than two weeks away

In just under two weeks, one of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s most popular events is set to begin. Cruisin’ the Coast will kick off its...
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Storms impact Ship Island Excursions

After many challenges this year, Ship Island Excursions is dealing with another one in the wake of Hurricane Sally. 2020 has once again provided a...
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Local business makes large donation to CASA of Harrison and Stone Counties

A local business has made a sound investment in our South Mississippi children. CASA of Harrison and Stone Counties just received a very sizable donation...
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MDOT offers railroad crossing safety tips

If you live in Gulfport or anywhere on the Gulf Coast, you have probably encountered a railroad crossing or two. However, do you always...