The U.S. and some of its allies are considering plans to increase anti-piracy operations along Africa's west coast, spurred on by concerns that money from the attacks is funding a Nigerian-based insurgent group that is linked to one of al-Qaida's most dangerous affiliates.
A New Jersey man feels "pure joy" at winning a $338 million Powerball jackpot but has no idea what he will do with the money -- except buy a car, to replace his feet as his primary mode of transportation, he said.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday named veteran Secret Service agent Julia Pierson as the agency's first female director, signaling his desire to change the culture at the male-dominated service, which has been marred by scandal.
It's not over yet for Amanda Knox.
Arthur Lee "Slim" Whitfield, 17, of Kalamazoo, Mich., appeared before Justice Court Judge Peggy Phillips Monday afternoon for arraignment on charges of aggravated assault and armed robbery. Whitfield was arrested last Friday afternoon after authorities believe he shot postal worker Douglas Edward Aldridge during a robbery.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors needed just 10 minutes to discuss and vote down a proposal to fund this year's Juneteenth Festival as a quality of life event in a special meeting Monday afternoon.
The City of Columbus is once again partnering with the Mississippi Department of Transportation to offer area youth summer jobs in a paid, 10-week program aimed at putting cash in their pockets while instilling work ethics and beautifying the city.
Columbus Air Force Base officials are planning a Fourth of July fireworks show after a four-year hiatus. Col. Jim Sears, commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing, made the announcement amid a spate of fanfare Monday at the overlook on the east bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam in Columbus.
U.S. officials are expanding a program intended to reduce poverty and improve life in rural areas through better access to federal funding.
The world's smallest bird can take up a big chunk of a person's spring to-do list: Trim the trees, weed the garden, make the nectar and hang the feeders.
Mississippi Democrats on Monday renewed their calls for more education funding in the state budget.
A Mississippi legislator who authorities say apparently committed suicide had struggled for years with depression but gave no indication in recent days that she was contemplating taking her own life, according to a former lawmaker who was with the woman the day she died.
The man on death row for the 1992 murder of Natchez native Jon Steckler and another Mississippi State student will soon face execution.
A New Hope woman has been arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
A leading proponent of charter schools may be joining the state Board of Education. House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, said Monday he's appointing Joel Bomgar to the board, pending Senate confirmation.
Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.
Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs. They argue these deals deny American consumers, usually for years, steep price declines that can top 90 percent.
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3. Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Amos fills in for Clinkscales on city bench COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY