The owners of the blown-out Macondo well cannot avoid federal fines for the 2010 oil spill by blaming another company's failed equipment, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Many of the 8 million people who signed up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care now have an asterisk next to their names.
Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said today.
Three police officers were shot dead and two others injured in a rare case of gun violence in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said. Authorities were searching for a suspect.
During Tuesday night's board of aldermen meeting, Mayor Bill Lawrence told the board Allan Glenn turned in a resignation letter Monday.
Columbus leaders are drafting a nuisance ordinance that would strengthen safety measures at establishments that have track records of violent behavior.
Columbus councilmen voted Tuesday in favor of issuing a $5 million bond to finance capital improvements.
An official cause of death has not been announced for a 32-year-old man found laying unconscious behind the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus on Saturday.
Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.
Starkville aldermen discussed a personnel issue involving Sanitation and Environmental Services Director Emma Gandy and Calvin Ware, a sanitation worker, behind closed doors for almost 90 minutes Tuesday, but no motions specific to the matter emerged in open session.
The Vernon City Council Monday selected Burton Builders Inc., of Belmont, Mississippi, to construct sewer lines and roads at the Vernon Industrial Park, where K & S Lumber is building a saw mill.
M. Vance Rice, a 20-plus year law enforcement veteran currently working at the University of Arkansas, will lead the Mississippi State University Police Department pending approval from the State College Board.
The nation's top military officer said Tuesday the Army could still throw the book at Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the young soldier who walked away from his unit in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan and into five years of captivity by the Taliban.
House Republicans are united as ever in their election-year opposition to "Obamacare," but they're increasingly divided over their promise to vote this year on an alternative to it.
Incumbent congressman Steven Palazzo was on the cusp of securing the GOP nomination for his seat against Gene Taylor, the Democrat-turned-Republican trying to win his old job back. But the race remains too close to call.
The gain on Lowndes County's $30 million hospital fund investment continues to grow.
The state has denied a Columbus group's charter school proposal but local organizers say they will continue their push to open another public education option for city children.
Four people have been arrested by Clay County deputies and face charges involving sale of or intent to distribute drugs.
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