As Kurdish fighters gathered around a fire in this damp, frigid mountain town in northwestern Iraq, exhausted from battling the Islamic State group, a surprising recruit wearing a tactical vest with the words "Christ is Lord" scribbled on it joined them.
Mississippi's nearly 300 cities and towns could collectively get about $30 million more sales tax money under proposals lawmakers are considering.
Newly empowered congressional Republicans challenged President Barack Obama at both ends of the Capitol on Tuesday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health would lose its role in deciding whether a child can skip or delay a mandatory vaccination against measles or other diseases, under a proposal that awaits debate at the state Capitol.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is tweaking Republicans who say vaccinations should be optional, writing on social media that vaccines protect the lives of children.
For a pair of first-time presidential hopefuls, the sudden injection of the childhood vaccine debate into the 2016 campaign is a lesson in how unexpected issues can become stumbling blocks.
The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells, marking a milestone in the global campaign to eradicate a debilitating weapon that still creeps into modern wars.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Board of Trustees of Lowndes County Reserve & Trust Fund have good news to report.
A fifth applicant is seeking appointment to the Columbus Municipal School District's board.
Monday was the day property taxes came due. Those who failed to meet that deadline face a 1 percent per month penalty.
John Cohen is used to addressing a younger crowd.
Calls for a major school construction referendum are now moot after Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley rescinded a $13.2 million bond intent notice Monday.
The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said Monday the furry rodent has forecast six more weeks of winter.
A mayor in Wisconsin has learned a valuable lesson about his city's weather-predicting critter: Don't get too close.
As the 2015 elections approach, Republican leaders in the Mississippi Legislature appear to be reaching a consensus to spend more on K-12 education in next year's budget.
Mississippi's prison population, which has consistently ranked second in the nation per capita, has seen a decrease of almost 3,000 inmates in the last year.
Computer industry groups are joining Google's effort to block an investigation by Mississippi's attorney general.
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2. Would-be CPD officer popped for DUI, other charges COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Deputies seek man who wielded AR-15 rifle at park COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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