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VIDEO: House fire in McComb

  McComb and Allen Township fire departments responded to a house fire on Monday at 224 E. Perrin Ave., McComb. No one was home at the time of the fire, which was first reported around noon.
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Holcomb and Langton win 2-man bronze for US

AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — The first thing Steven Holcomb noticed when he crossed the finish line Monday night was that the Russian fans were wildly cheering. Not a good sign, the USA-1 pilot figured. The next second felt like forever. Had he...
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Syrian rebels name new military commander

In this photo taken in 2013 and provided by the anti-government activist group of the Media Office for the Revolutionary Command Council in Quneitra and Golan, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Brig. Gen. Abdul-Ilah al-Bashir, the...
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Another gold for Belarus in aerials at Olympics

AP Photo/Sergei Grits KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Anton Kushnir won the gold medal in Olympic men’s aerials Monday night, giving Belarus its second gold medal of the games in the freestyle skiing event. Alla Tsuper of Belarus took the women’s gold Friday....
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Older Americans are early winners under health law

In this Feb. 3, 2014 photo, Maureen Grey poses for a photo in Chicago. For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. Grey, a 58-year-old Chicagoan, finally saw a doctor this month after a fall in...
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Harry Styles, Bradley Cooper front row at Burberry

AP Photo/Joel Ryan LONDON (AP) — Harry Styles, Bradley Cooper and Naomie Harris led an all-star front row Monday at Burberry Prorsum’s runway show, a display featuring luxurious painted jackets and thick wool blankets. The label – Britain’s most successful...
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Davis, White of US win Olympic ice dance gold

AP Photo/Darron Cummings SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold medal in ice dance Monday, the first Olympic title in the event for the United States. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, the 2010 champions, took silver. Russia’s Elena...

White House: Stimulus bill was good for economy

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — The White House says a costly spending bill President Barack Obama signed into law five years ago Monday was good for the economy and helped the U.S. avoid another Great Depression. Republicans are taking a dimmer view, arguing that the $787...
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UN letter to Kim Jong Un warns on accountability

Retired Australian judge Michael Kirby, center, chairperson of the commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, takes off his glasses after delivering the commission’s report during a press conference at the United Nations in...

Penn State names FSU’s Barron its new president

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Eric Barron, a former professor and dean at Penn State University and president of Florida State University, was chosen Monday to lead Pennsylvania’s largest university as it continues grappling with fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal....