For all the talk about voter fraud and ways to combat it, the most vulnerable aspect of the election process remains in the area of absentee voting.
Hailey Bureau still recalls the quote her high school classmate Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez selected for his yearbook photo: "My name causes national security alerts. What does yours do?"
Just weeks before Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman sneaked out of a maximum security prison in Mexico, the U.S. government had requested formally that the drug kingpin be sent to the United States to stand trial on a variety of drug trafficking and conspiracy charges, the Justice Department said on Friday.
Ignoring her primary challengers, Hillary Rodham Clinton focused instead on the expanding field of Republican contenders as she and her fellow Democrats tried to impress influential party activists in Iowa.
People in the United States are evenly divided over the Supreme Court case that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
One of the challenges for makers of the MTV documentary "White People" was getting folks to talk about race when they didn't feel the issue concerned them -- like those quoted as saying they consider white the "default race" or "normal."
The heat is on, and a Spanish town is taking its afternoon siesta seriously.
The flight crew and pilots of a 1943 Douglas C-47 do an inspection of the plane during a fuel stop at Bryan Field in Starkville on Thursday.
The Columbus Police Department is inviting the public to its annual Black & White Ball in downtown Columbus on Saturday evening.
A Columbus woman has died from injuries sustained in a July crash along Highway 45 North.
Did you hear the one about the storm-chaser whose car was hit by a tree in a Starkville storm on the way home from Walmart?
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Eupora-based lawyer George Mitchell Jr. as the special prosecutor for Starkville Alderman Henry Vaughn's upcoming driving under the influence trial.
The Mill at MSU reached a major milestone earlier this month -- it was certified for occupancy -- but there was no ceremony.
An attorney for the family of a black man who died following an encounter with a white police officer in a Mississippi town says the cause of death was strangulation.
The man who authorities say killed four Marines in an attack on a military recruiting center and another U.S. military site was a 24-year-old, Kuwait-born engineer who had not been on the radar of federal authorities until the bloodshed.
Peering from the back seat of his armored black limousine, President Barack Obama rode into a razor wire-surrounded federal prison Thursday and said he met young inmates "who made mistakes that aren't that different than the mistakes I made."
After weeks in limbo stemming from revelations of sexual misconduct by one of its stars, the TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" is officially dead.
The Emmys, television's highest-profile awards, could have seized the moment with Thursday's nominations to fully acknowledge the wealth of diverse talent adding to the medium's vibrancy and relevance.
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