Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown.
An Israeli military tactic that allows overwhelming fire to stop the capture of soldiers -- even at the risk of killing them -- is facing criticism after its use in the Gaza war killed some 100 Palestinians.
A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health -- and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.
A campaign spokesman said tea party-backed Chris McDaniel will file a lawsuit today to challenge his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.
The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders.
The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group's momentum.
Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis. So when a patrolman in Braintree, Massachusetts, spotted a Maserati resembling a police cruiser over the weekend, he pulled it over.
Robin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called "cruel and unnecessary" messages following her father's death, a move that has prompted Twitter to explore how it handles such situations.
It's a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet ever would.
Two Columbus men have been arrested and charged with statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl.
Property in the city of West Point may be worth more money next year than it is now.
A second man has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred Monday in Columbus.
Struggling biofuel firm KiOR says in a financial filing that it will run out of money by September and bankruptcy could follow.
Elizabeth Gwin, a spark of a woman whose passion for helping others burned for more than a century and led her to become a trailblazing Girl Scout and one of the most cherished, enthusiastic Mississippi University for Women alumna, has died. She was 105.
It's been nearly six months since Columbus Municipal School Board attorney David Dunn announced his pending resignation but the school board has yet to find a replacement.
Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to mull in-kind renovation requests, including the possibility of supplying labor, next week for a Unity Park facelift that could lead to the under-utilized public space's opening next year.
1. MSMS reserve fund reaching critical point COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Five educators sue SOCSD for age, racial discrimination STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Man arrested in Tenn. for Tabernacle Road home invasion COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY