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Hot future shock: Heat wave temperatures to soar

Posted: 07/03/2008 - During the European heat wave of 2003 that killed tens of thousands, the temperature in parts of France hit 104 degrees. Nearly 15,000 people died in that country alone. During the Chicago heat wave of 1995, the mercury spiked at 106 and about 600 people died.

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Space probes show solar system dented, not round

Posted: 07/03/2008 - When viewed from the rest of the galaxy, the edge of our solar system appears slightly dented as if a giant hand is pushing one edge of it inward, far-traveling NASA probes reveal.

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First floods, now pesky mosquitoes for Midwest

Posted: 07/03/2008 - First came the floods - now the mosquitoes. An explosion of pesky insects are pestering clean-up crews and just about anyone venturing outside in the waterlogged Midwest.

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Myanmar cyclone victims saved from traffickers

Posted: 07/03/2008 - More than 80 women and children who were victims of Myanmar's recent cyclone have been rescued from human traffickers scheming to smuggle them to neighboring countries.

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Scientists: Watermelon yields Viagra-like effects

Posted: 07/03/2008 - A slice of cool, fresh watermelon is a juicy way to top off a Fourth of July cookout and one that researchers say has effects similar to Viagra - but don't necessarily expect it to keep the fireworks all night long.

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Big Sur evacuates as massive wildfire spreads

Posted: 07/03/2008 - Flames ominously licked the ridge overlooking this scenic coastal community, which appeared nearly abandoned Thursday after an explosive wildfire caused authorities to order more residents out of the area.

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Zach Scruggs Gets Prison Time

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Zach Scruggs has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for knowing about a Mississippi judicial bribery scandal and not reporting it to authorities.

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FEMA: Particleboard To Blame

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Scientists say particleboard appears to be a main source of potentially harmful fumes in the government-issued trailers that have housed thousands of Gulf Coast storm victims

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Musgrove Criticizes Wicker

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Democrat Ronnie Musgrove is criticizing Republican Sen. Roger Wicker's recent vote on a Medicare bill in Washington.

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Child Abuse Arrest

Updated: 07/02/2008 - An arrest has been made in a child abuse case involving a 4-month-old in Meridian.

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Billy Goat Bandit Suspect Caught

Updated: 07/03/2008 - Authorities say the suspected "Billy Goat Bandit" has been captured, after a bank robbery yesterday in Biloxi.

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Tropical Storm Douglas forms off Mexico

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Tropical Storm Douglas formed off Mexico's Pacific coast Wednesday but forecasters said it was not expected to hit land.

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Space probes show solar system dented, not round

Posted: 07/02/2008 - When viewed from the rest of the galaxy, the edge of our solar system appears slightly dented as if a giant hand is pushing one edge of it inward, far-traveling NASA probes reveal.

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Algae bloom is China's latest Olympic nightmare

Posted: 07/02/2008 - China's latest Olympics nightmare is a vast algae bloom that covers one-third of the sea where the world's best sailors are supposed to be competing in just over a month. Athletes call it the blob, the carpet, the fairway.

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National Guard troops set to relieve fire crews

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Weary crews battling wildfires across northern and central California are going to get help from the National Guard, the first time the military has been called to ground-based firefighting duty since 1977.

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Locks expected to reopen on Mississippi River

Posted: 07/02/2008 - The worst of the flooding on the Mississippi River appears over, and the Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reopen three navigation locks.

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Special Session Resumes

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Today it's back to business for Mississippi lawmakers as they resume a special session in Jackson. One of the top items of interest is the multi-million dollar shortfall in Mississippi's medicaid program.

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