An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group today of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.
North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and -- watched by officials as they spoke -- called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.
A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade -- a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.
The Columbus Municipal School Board voted to approve $600,000 worth of textbooks Friday on the recommendation of superintendent Dr. Philip Hickman.
How much money J5 Broaddus may have saved the city during its first year as Columbus' project managing firm isn't known, but the man who runs the company says the savings exceed the $90,000 flat rate paid to it during its first 12 months of work.
A historic building in downtown Columbus that is more than 125 years old and teetering on the verge of disrepair has been bought by a developer.
A Lowndes County man was found guilty of manslaughter in Lowndes County Circuit Court Friday afternoon for shooting and killing a man romantically involved with the defendant's wife.
Supervisors could address the lack of county-maintained, public storm shelters with federal funding in the future.
Mississippi elections officials on Tuesday rejected requests to keep two judicial challengers off the Nov. 4 general election ballot.
Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke.
A grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission will allow the Ulysses S. Grant Association to continue its work on the first two volumes of the personal memoirs of President Ulysses S. Grant.
A Shannon woman has been indicted on charges that she attempted to defraud businesses by selling ads in a fictitious publication.
A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.
A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.
A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.
The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.
Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day.
Clay County supervisors accepted a bid to widen and overlay Airport Road during their meeting Thursday.
Richard Ramsey is excited about this weekend. You can hear it in his voice. "Not only is it an indoor event, we've got one of the best stages and acoustic venues around," Ramsey said.
1. Sturgis man arrested for attacking females STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Police identify armed robbery suspect COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Groomed for the moment: MSU student fulfills childhood dream to be Miss Mississippi STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Gaining a seat at the table: Bulldog Bytes STEM camp encourages girls to pursue computer science COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. City construction projects progressing COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY