Veteran Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi says he's not familiar with the tea party, even though he's being challenged by a supporter of the populist movement.
Mississippians could be able to buy guns, bullets, all-terrain vehicles and boats without paying sales taxes for a couple days under a proposal moving forward in the House.
The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college.
Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 jobs, Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday.
Iran drew a red line on Tuesday on how far it would go at landmark nuclear talks, saying as the meeting opened that it would not buckle to pressure from the U.S. and five other world powers to scrap any of its nuclear facilities.
The Florida software designer accused of killing a black teenager during an argument over loud music compared himself to a rape victim, telling his fiancee in a recorded jailhouse phone call that the police were trying to blame him for the shooting when he was only defending himself.
Police have yet to substantiate a 19-year-old woman's claim that she killed more than 20 people in four states before the Pennsylvania murder she is now charged with committing.
The Wisconsin National Guard announced Tuesday that it had suspended a member from honor guard duties after she apparently posted to social media a photograph of soldiers mugging around an empty, flag-draped casket.
Relay for Life is just a few months away and it's not too late to sign up, event organizers said. So far, 30 teams have signed up for the April 25 event but organizers are hoping for 50 teams.
A local man walked away from an early morning stabbing Monday with only minor injuries.
A teenager is scheduled to stand trial today in Lowndes County Circuit Court for his alleged role in a 2013 murder.
A $25,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest of two men involved in defacing the James Meredith statue at the University of Mississippi.
Starkville's South Montgomery neighborhood became one of three Mississippi communities to qualify for C Spire's high-speed, residential Internet program Monday.
The candidate pool for Oktibbeha County's vacant county administrator position narrowed Monday but not by supervisors' doing.
Ole Miss football player Channing Ward has pleaded guilty to a DUI charge.
It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing -- and perfectly legal -- mainstay of the tech sector.
If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC's "Late Night," he left no doubt Monday that "The Tonight Show" now fits him like a glove.
Most Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain shut out of the workforce, despite changing attitudes and billions spent on government programs to help them. Even when they find work, it's often part time, in a dead-end job or for pay well below the minimum wage.
The view from the deck of the small, century-old cabin was a dream come true for Andy and Ceil Barrie -- a sweeping panorama of 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks towering above the forest of centuries-old bristlecone pines.
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2. Murder, arson trial begins for Lowndes teen COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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