With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed today for China's help in bringing a belligerent North Korea back to nuclear disarmament talks.
The Obama administration has quietly stopped demanding that Afghan President Hamid Karzai finalize a stalled security pact within weeks, opening up the possibility that a decision on keeping U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan after this year might not be made until after Karzai's successor is elected this spring.
Republicans' new acquiescence to letting the government pile up more debt with no strings attached paid double political dividends: It spared the GOP another politically debilitating showdown with President Barack Obama and also forced Democrats to cast votes that rivals immediately used against them in this year's midterm elections.
Former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden gained access to at least some classified documents he later disclosed by copying a password from a co-worker who has since resigned, the NSA reported to Congress.
Martin Truck & Tractor, in operation since 1933, has been sold. H&R Agri-Power announced Tuesday that it acquired the Columbus farm equipment dealer located on Hwy. 182 East.
State House members overwhelmingly passed a West Point-Clay County school consolidation bill Tuesday that makes slight changes to previously approved Mississippi Code.
The Lowndes County School Board is in the final stages of approving the purchase of a 12-acre-plus piece of land where the proposed career tech center will be built.
A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms. The research suggests that these screening X-rays do not lower the risk of dying of breast cancer while finding many tumors that do not need treatment.
The possible creation of a redevelopment authority that would work to renew blighted commercial and residential properties into tax-generating parcels will likely be put on hold until the city resolves its plans to secure a retail developer.
West Point Water and Light has been authorized to advertise to replace three new circuit breakers at its Bryan electric substation, an expense which could cost the city approximately $100,000.
A bill authorizing Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax renewal is not expected this legislative term, local and state representatives confirmed this week.
It was a sight to make a classic car lover weep: A gaping sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed eight prized cars like they were toys, piling them in a heap amid loose dirt and concrete fragments.
A Louisiana business and three men have been indicted on federal charges alleging they conspired to import white-tail deer from other states into wildlife enclosures in Pearl River and Lamar counties.
A 47-year-old Florida man reacted viciously to an argument over loud music with teenagers in a store parking lot and fired multiple shots into their vehicle, killing one of them, and then drove away as if nothing happened, a prosecutor said Wednesday during closing arguments at the man's trial.
Medical marijuana has been a non-starter in recent years in the Deep South, where many Republican lawmakers feared it could lead to widespread drug use and social ills. That now appears to be changing, with proposals to allow a form of medical marijuana gaining momentum in a handful of Southern states.
Small armies of utility workers labored to turn the lights -- and the heat -- back on for hundreds of thousands of Southerners as a winter storm that left them without power threatened major cities further up the East Coast.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, best remembered for his impassioned pleas for help after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Wednesday of accepting bribes in exchange for helping businessmen secure millions of dollars in city work, including after the devastating storm.
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2. Golden Triangle native asks for children's books to restock Baton Rouge library COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Holloway convicted on simple assault charges STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Missing Starkville woman returns home STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Property re-appraisals show stability in real estate market COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY