Mississippi has some of the worst rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the U.S., but public health officials brag that it ranks best in the nation for childhood immunization.
Drug smugglers are turning "trusted travelers" into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico.
A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.
U.S. accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow them to be found more readily in the event of a crash.
The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates.
A visibly shaken Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said early today that Japan was working to free two hostages held by the extremist Islamic State group.
Mississippi legislators are considering whether to redefine what a "public meeting" is and Columbus is at the center of the debate.
Starkville's former Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill confirmed Wednesday she is in the process of filing an Open Meetings Act violation against the city.
The newly renovated Trotter Convention Center will host its first big event Saturday, despite continued construction on the buildings exterior.
Business and community leaders from the Golden Triangle attended the Mississippi Economic Council's annual Regional Round-Up at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew on Thursday.
Starkville police are seeking a suspect in a reported armed robbery early this morning where a store clerk was wounded.
Mississippi House members overwhelming approved a pair of bills Thursday that may immunize members against controversy over Common Core State Standards, but could have little effect over what's taught in the state's public school classrooms.
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say.
The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years. That may be starting to change.
With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday.
Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group have posted an online warning that the "countdown has begun" for the group to kill a pair of Japanese hostages.
Four-year-old Brayden Barksdale was buried Wednesday.
A 27-year-old man accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend's 4-year-old son inside their home this week appeared in Lowndes County Justice Court on Wednesday.
West Point police are searching for a suspect following an armed robbery Tuesday morning at the Texaco Handy Mart on Hwy. 45 Alternate North.
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