President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. ground troops to crush Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria -- well aware the country is not ready to return to the battlefield with its war wounded still recovering from a decade of conflict.
A woman in Maine has come across a two-headed baby snapping turtle that was trying to cross the road.
It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to apply for a job at Israel's Mossad spy agency is a click of the mouse.
One man is in jail and another injured after a Thursday shooting on the Southside of Columbus.
Three brothers are behind bars in Lowndes County, each charged with a violent crime, two of which are murder. Quinton Erby, 24, Joshua Erby, 21, and Kirby Erby, 20, are each in the custody of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.
Local researchers don't know the population of feral pigs in the Golden Triangle Area. What they do know is that the population is growing, and quickly.
Starkville aldermen concluded a months-long budgetary process Tuesday by passing the city's financial operating parameters in a 4-3 vote Tuesday.
A man who was shot after he beheaded one woman and attacked another at an Oklahoma food processing plant from which he had just been fired has regained consciousness and has been interviewed by detectives, police said Saturday.
Meridian-based Peavey Electronics Corp. is reorganizing in a move that company officials say will result in some layoffs.
A Mississippi man who was once declared dead, only to resurface as a suspect in a kidnapping and killing, was sentenced to death Friday after a jury earlier convicted him of murder.
Supporters of a constitutional amendment to guarantee "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools" in Mississippi have less than two weeks to turn in signatures if they want their referendum on the 2015 general election ballot.
As its 75th anniversary approaches, "Gone With the Wind" is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film's distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic's portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate.
Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees.
Fighting to improve their brand, leading Republicans rallied behind religious liberty at a Friday gathering of evangelical conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues.
No charges will be filed in the case of a customer who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals at a suburban Salt Lake City restaurant, prosecutors said Friday.
The parents of Michael Brown said Saturday in an interview with The Associated Press they were unmoved by the apology of the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief weeks after their unarmed 18-year-old son was killed by a police officer.
Jodi Arias' guilt has been determined. The only thing that remains is whether she dies for killing her ex-boyfriend.
The Columbus Police Department is changing how it handles pursuits. Under former Chief Selvain McQueen, officers were instructed not to chase a suspect if he fled. Now, Chief Tony Carleton, is changing that policy.
Construction crews are about a quarter of the way through the process of building a sidewalk that will connect the Riverwalk to the Columbus Soccer Complex.
1. Columbus mayoral race gets ugly COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. New SOCSD superintendent pledges to create '21st century school district' in Oktibbeha STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Man gets life in prison for capital murder of Lowndes teen COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY