Americans are living longer, and Republicans want to raise the Medicare eligibility age as part of any deal to reduce the government's huge deficits.
A minivan with California license plates and a dozen passengers zipped across the border between Vermont and Quebec in October, heading north in a southbound lane unblocked by traffic.
A strong earthquake Friday struck the same Japanese coast devastated by last year's massive quake and tsunami, generating small waves but no immediate reports of heavy damage.
Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal has arrived in the Gaza Strip for his first-ever visit. The landmark trip reflects his militant group's burgeoning international acceptance.
Many motorists don't know it, but it's likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride.
Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are waiting for the federal government to sign off on an experiment that would release hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to reduce the risk of dengue fever in the tourist town of Key West.
Software company founder John McAfee was hospitalized briefly Thursday after being denied political asylum in Guatemala, and his lawyers said they were making a last-ditch effort to keep him from being flown back to Belize for questioning about the killing of a fellow American expatriate.
With only 19 shopping days left until Christmas, shoppers crowd the stores and browse the Internet in search of the perfect gift. For many, that means paying for the item by a swipe of the debit card and that could make unsuspecting shoppers vulnerable.
Two or three at a time, in numbers that might reach 5,000, festival-goers will gather around the Christmas punch bowl Friday for the ninth annual Wassail Fest, presented by Main Street Columbus. A mixture of both downtown holiday shopping and a beverage contest, the festival -- which will be held from 5-9 p.m. -- has become a favorite event for downtown Columbus.
Like father, like daughter? Angela Turner Lairy, daughter of state senator Bennie Turner, D-West Point, has announced she will run in the Jan. 15 special election to fill the seat left vacant by her father's death Nov. 27, Lairy told the Dispatch Wednesday.
In his five years as the Starkville High School band director, Shawn Sullivan has had one member make the Mississippi Lions All-State Band. This year, he has two: Andrew Rogers and Jacob Easley.
Organizers say it's just a coincidence that separate conferences about teenage pregnancy in Mississippi are taking place in the same facility on the same day.
Greenwood oncologist Arnold Smith contends Attorney General Jim Hood had no authority to run a police operation that resulted in shootout at a local law office.
The Mississippi Capitol and other historic buildings are decked out for the Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight Tour.
New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.
NASA, the agency that epitomized the "Right Stuff," seems lost in space and doesn't have a clear sense of where it is going, an independent panel of science and engineering experts said in a stinging report Wednesday.
Buoyed by recent success in changing Mississippi's beer and brewing regulations, the craft beer lobby was set to push next year to change laws to allow the sale of "growlers," large containers of fresh draft beer to go.
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