The NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund, citing "grave legal concerns," is asking a Missouri judge to convene a new grand jury to consider charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.
President Barack Obama pledged to stand with Mexico against "the scourge of violence and the drug cartels" as he met Tuesday with President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Billboards reaching out to atheists, humanists, freethinkers and agnostics are up in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.
Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.
In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday.
Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board.
Mia Love of Utah on Tuesday became the first black female Republican in Congress as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House.
It was a good day to be the new guy.
Columbus officials have acknowledged a local nightclub's long history of violent altercations, and they say they are committed to doing something about it.
Columbus Ward 2 councilman Joseph Mickens qualified as a Democrat, while Golden Triangle Planning and Development District director for computing services Tim Heard will run as an independent.
A group of local community leaders fighting homelessness in the Golden Triangle is picking up the pace.
Lowndes County supervisors approved a resolution requesting the state's permission to pay the last of the county's debris clean-up expenses from an April 2014 storm.
A coalition of three supervisors rebuked an attempt to discuss OCH Regional Medical Center finances in executive session Monday.
The three-person Starkville Audit and Budget Committee told city department heads not to expect across-the-board pay increases for workers.
Election matchups for a variety of county-level seats began taking shape Monday as 21 candidates filed qualification paperwork to enter this year's race.
The price of oil plunged again Monday and fell below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009.
Trips in Europe or Asia should be cheaper for Americans this year. Thank a stronger dollar.
1. Y accepting sealed bids for Camp Pratt COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Trotter shooting suspect arrested COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. P&Z commission OK lot divisions for industrial park STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY