U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.
A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.
Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.
The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows.
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.
Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.
Never mind dropping oil prices. U.S. producers are pushing harder than ever for the right to sell U.S. crude oil overseas.
Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died.
Aside from the Queen of England, few people held more titles that James Garton, who died Saturday at the age of 69.
Cattleman's Steak and Fish was open Tuesday, because that's how Steve Heinz would have wanted it. Heinz died Monday after suffering two heart attacks. He was 57.
A school that costs $30 million shouldn't have walls, according to Mississippi State University professor Devon Brenner.
Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton said his office verified enough petition signatures to force a proposed $13.2 million Oktibbeha County School District bond to an election this year.
A judge has appointed a receiver to watch over KiOR's Columbus biofuel refinery, as owners and creditors seek a buyer.
Starkville Municipal Court Judge Rodney Faver set a combined $1 million bond for a Starkville man who allegedly shot a gas station attendant Friday.
Sgt. Criss Turnipseed, a public affairs officer for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club about drivers' safety Tuesday.
The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.
1. Cattleman's: Open for business COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Benefit for father-son crash victims this weekend COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Columbus remembers Jimmy Garton, a man of many titles COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Demonstration school seeks statewide impact STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Romney speaks at MSU, still undeclared for 2016 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY