Taxis will charge flat rates from Gulfport airport

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Airport taxi and other ground-transportation companies will begin following new rules at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

Governor wins challenge over green building codes

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has won a legal challenge over her administration's repeal of "green" building standards implemented when Democrat Bill Richardson was governor.

Putting liquor to a vote in Mississippi

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Pontotoc voters approved the sale and consumption of beer and liquor in the city, while alcohol remains illegal in the rest of Pontotoc County.

Tesco says UK authorities to investigate accounts

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Tesco, one of the world's largest food retailers, says U.K. authorities are conducting a full investigation after its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million).

Renaissance RX to expand in New Orleans

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A biomedical company is expanding and bringing at least 425 new jobs to New Orleans.

Tuesday's Sports In Brief

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

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Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked.

New Yorkers are warned about tax rebate scam

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

New Yorkers are being warned about scam artists trying to get personal information by offering to help them get tax rebates.

Myanmar awards first licenses to foreign banks

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Myanmar awarded licenses Wednesday to the first foreign banks allowed to operate in the country in a half-century.

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.