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Hurricane Bertha heads toward Bermuda

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Hurricane Bertha was spinning over open water and headed toward Bermuda, but tourists didn't expect it to wreck their weekend on the idyllic Atlantic island.

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Dangerous spacewalk successfully completed

Posted: 07/12/2008 - In a daring spacewalk, two space station astronauts cut into the insulation of their descent capsule Thursday and removed an explosive bolt that could have blown off their hands with firecracker force.

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Shark sighting at 'Jaws' site a hoax, police say

Posted: 07/12/2008 - A 60-year-old man was charged Friday with disorderly conduct for allegedly lying about seeing two great white sharks off a Martha Vineyard's beach, authorities said.

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Drought threatens Iraq's crops, water supply

Posted: 07/12/2008 - It's been a year of drought and sand storms across Iraq — a dry spell that has devastated the country's crucial wheat crop and created new worries about the safety of drinking water.

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US judge blocks gas drilling in Michigan forest

Posted: 07/12/2008 - A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

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White House rejects regulating greenhouse gases

Posted: 07/12/2008 - The Bush administration, dismissing the recommendations of its top experts, rejected regulating the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming Friday, saying it would cripple the U.S. economy.

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Report: 2nd Oldest U.S. Wildlife Refuge in Jeopardy

Updated: 07/12/2008 - The nation's second oldest national wildlife refuge, a chain of barrier islands southeast of New Orleans, is in danger of being lost unless the islands are restored, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday.

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Overseas crews coming to battle Calif. wildfires

Posted: 07/12/2008 - As hundreds of blazes continue to char California, additional National Guard troops and overseas crews are being called in to assist exhausted firefighters, and President Bush has scheduled a visit to the state.

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Pope worried about climate change

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday he wants to wake up consciences on climate change during his pilgrimage in Australia.

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1 killed in Calif. fires; more Guard troops coming

Posted: 07/11/2008 - One person was found dead inside a burned-out house Friday after a wind-fueled wildfire swept through a rural community in the Sierra Nevada foothills, a rare human casualty among the hundreds of blazes that have tormented the state for weeks.

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Notice of Medicaid Cuts Filed

Posted: 07/11/2008 - The governor's office has filed the notice of Medicaid budget cuts with the Mississippi Secretary of State.

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LOVE's Kitchen Makes Change

Updated: 07/11/2008 - Fannie Johnson was appointed by the LOVE's Kitchen board of directors to be director of kitchen operations.

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Mall Adopts New Youth Policy

Updated: 07/11/2008 - Officials at Bonita Lakes Mall have adopted a new policy requiring supervision for young people under age 18. Read the entire policy.

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Arrests Made in June Shooting

Posted: 07/11/2008 - A pair of suspects have been charged in a drive-by shooting that happened last month.

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Forestry Commission Reorganizes

Updated: 07/11/2008 - An agency-wide reorganization took effect July 1 at the Mississippi Forestry Commission.

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Calmer weather slows fires in Calif., Wash.

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Firefighters battling a raging wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California caught a break early Friday when strong winds they expected did not immediately materialize, while residents in Washington state's Spokane Valley fled a fire that destroyed eight houses.

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Court overturns Bush air pollution rule

Posted: 07/11/2008 - A federal appeals court has struck down an environmental rule that the Bush administration championed as crucial in protecting public health.

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Changes at the MS Forestry Commission

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Agency-wide changes took effect on July first when the Mississippi Forestry Commission implemented changes in a reorganization of the agency.

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