All it took was a handwritten note from police to send Zhao Meifu to a labor camp for a year in China's arid northwest. The farmer had been seeking redress for decades over a land grab by village officials. Tired of her complaints, police saw the labor camp as a quick way to get rid of her.
More than two dozen of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have agreed to provide funding and other support to Interpol's battle against counterfeit prescription drugs, the international police agency said Tuesday.
People want their dog to be a friend, not afraid. But sometimes, fear grips dogs so tightly they shake, cower, bite, growl or pee.
A former city school board president joined other stakeholder groups calling for the Oktibbeha-Starkville school merger bill's dismissal.
Hospital administrators are pressuring Mississippi lawmakers to expand Medicaid, an option under President Barack Obama's health care law that state Republicans have so far resisted pursuing.
At a time when the Columbus Municipal School District was cutting non-essential expenses, Tommy Prude spent close to $1,000 on a conference that was held just two days before his term on the school board ended.
One of the four candidates for Columbus mayor said late Sunday night that he intends to withdraw from the race only two days after filing his paperwork to qualify.
The first time 19-year-old Shamere McKenzie walked into a strip club, she made $300 within five minutes. She didn't even have to take off her clothes. Just like that, any reservations she had quickly fell away.
Cardinals gathered for their final day of talks Monday before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid debate over whether the Catholic Church needs more of a manager pope to clean up the Vatican or a pastoral pope who can inspire the faithful at a time of crisis.
Even without modern-day temptations like fast food or cigarettes, people had clogged arteries some 4,000 years ago, according to the biggest-ever hunt for the condition in mummies.
The gritty combat in Afghanistan is thousands of miles away. But the analysts in the cavernous room at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia relive the explosions, the carnage and the vivid after-battle assessments of the bombings over and over again. The repeated exposure to death and destruction rolling across their computer screens is taking its own special toll on their lives.
The Columbus mayoral race is heating up, with two more candidates qualifying late Friday afternoon for the June 4 municipal election.
Two Republicans - incumbent Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver and incoming Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard - locked up their respective municipal races Friday after no other challengers emerged before the qualification deadline.
Some do it for the thrill. Others do it because they feel it is a lifelong calling. Some do it because they simply need a job out of law school. But ask any attorney who serves as a public defender and you will hear that it is, most often, a thankless job.
The highly contentious gifted program within the Lowndes County School District was saved Friday, thanks in part to the outcry from students' parents. A standing-room-only crowd packed into the Lowndes County School Board meeting Friday morning, anxiously waiting to hear the school board's decision on whether or not to cut the gifted program, commonly referred to as MERIT, for seventh and eighth-graders within the district.
Mississippi lawmakers may never have to debate payday loan interest rates again.
An Ethelsville, Ala. man died early Saturday in a motorcycle accident on Bluecutt Road.
Cities and counties will be barred from raising minimum wages in their localities, if Gov. Phil Bryant approves.
2. The eerie case of Manuel Vasquez COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Charges expected to be filed Monday COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. CMSD deals with teacher turnover COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. MSU graduate Craven takes over campus radio STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY