The vengeance that Iraq's Shiite militias mete out as they fight the Islamic State group can be just as brutal as that of their sworn sectarian enemies.
Mississippi's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general are asking a federal judge to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Private prison contractor Management & Training Corp. says it has fired a consultant who prosecutors say bribed the former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner.
A man who was quickly branded a "selfie stalker" after his picture turned up on a crime victim's cellphone is suing television commentator Nancy Grace for defamation.
A South Korean ferry captain was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in prison for negligence and abandoning passengers when his ship sank earlier this year.
Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years.
Matt Phair wept as he wrote about the chaos he witnessed as a Marine in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War.
Before getting in a SUV to tour District 1, Harry Sanders is quick to point out that Lowndes County supervisors prioritize needs based on how to best serve the entire county, not individual districts.
The Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority is expected to operate a $735,700 budget with an equal amount of revenues and expenditures during the current fiscal year.
The recent indictment of Fannin Mart Restaurant owner Steve Page on charges of felony tax evasion highlights what state revenue officials call a growing epidemic costing Mississippi nearly $190 million last year alone.
The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics says a six-month campaign against marijuana growers brought 32 arrests and 1,367 confiscated plants.
The South Lamar County Rescue Squad is about one-third of the way to a fundraising goal that will purchase a new electric cot for ambulance runs.
Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets.
The Maine nurse who defied quarantine attempts after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is looking forward to stepping out her front door -- "like normal people."
The Delta Blues Museum Arts and Education Program in Clarksdale is among 12 winners of the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.
Biofuel maker KiOR Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, although its Mississippi subsidiary has not, preserving the chance that its Columbus plant could be sold quickly.
Biofuel maker KiOR said Friday that the $1.8 million loan payment it missed to the state of Mississippi means it now owes more than $312 million immediately.
The next executive director of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority could be facing a conflict of interest because he also serves on the Columbus Municipal School Board.
She is still beautiful, even in her old age. But even her dear friends will admit she could use some fresh make-up, maybe a mild face-lift.
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