Fresh off a five-week vacation, lawmakers return to Washington today for a truncated pre-election session in which Congress will do what it often does best: punt problems to the future.
The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona's deserts, a money-saving move that ends a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million.
cientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most advanced medical tools that exist are now being deployed to help America's newest veterans and wounded troops.
A deaf dolphin found stranded in March off the Louisiana coast is being taken to live among other dolphins at a facility in Mississippi.
U.S. officials handed over formal control of Afghanistan's only large-scale U.S.-run prison to Kabul on Monday, even as disagreements between the two countries over the thousands of Taliban and terror suspects held there marred the transfer.
It takes Hunter Myrick four hours to drive from Starkville to his house in Gulfport. Well, it's his parents' house, really. Myrick, a freshman at Mississippi State University, moved into South Hall in August, and like so many other fresh-faced 18-year-olds in Myrick's residence hall, this the first time he has ever been on his own, an experience he is still getting used to.
In a world where everything from breaking news to the picture of an adorable animal seems to be only a Facebook post or Tweet away, the world of technology is constantly changing how we receive and view news.
At the suggestion of tax collector/assessor Greg Andrews, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors have approved a change in the way Section 42 housing will be assessed.
A tornado swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood in New York City on Saturday, hurling debris in the air, knocking out power and startling residents who once thought of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon.
James "Chuck" Newell has been sentenced to 15 years for the 2008 murder of Adrian Boyette while Corey Lathan, convicted of seven burglaries before age 18, was sentenced to 40 years for his part in an armed burglary.
The pounding surf and currents from Hurricane Isaac on a remote spit of Alabama shoreline has again revealed the wreckage of a schooner that ran aground in 1923, delighting curious tourists and locals.
If a store sells ammunition to an underage person who uses the bullets to kill someone, is the retailer responsible?
New Hope High School will soon offer a drama program, thanks to the efforts of Julie Duke, who teaches English, creative writing and public speaking at the school.
A young Christian girl accused of burning pages of Islam's holy book was freed Saturday from a jail near the capital where she had been held for three weeks, a Pakistani jail official said.
Millage rates for Columbus residents will not be increased in the next fiscal year.
The District Attorney's Office has announced it will not retry Doris "D.R." McElhenney for allegedly fondling his granddaughter.
While David Shaw walked down the halls of a United Nations building in Rome last year, on his way to a conference hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization, a host escorting his group told Shaw that there was someone he needed to meet. "It was a black gentleman from Ghana," he recalled. "He shook my hand and told me that he graduated from Mississippi State.
The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year -- roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar -- through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign.
Michele Martin's son Drew is one of the lucky ones. He survived the West Nile virus despite living in a county that leads the state in the number of cases and where the third and fourth deaths this year from infection were reported Wednesday. The active Richland 14-year-old was sidelined by severe fever, headache, fatigue and lack of appetite in mid-August.
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