Mississippi will remove its 7 percent state sales tax on guns, ammunition, archery equipment and some hunting supplies the first weekend of each September.
Backed by one of the GOP's most powerful benefactors, Las Vegas has emerged as an early leader in the multi-city fight to host the next Republican National Convention.
The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" -- a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.
Coastal residents of Chile's far-north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes early Thursday after a major aftershock rattled an area hit a day earlier by a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that caused some damage and six deaths. No new major damage or casualties were reported.
A small dog that escaped its fenced-in yard in Texas was found outside a southwest Ohio animal shelter, and its owners have no idea how he traveled more than 1,000 miles in a few days.
After insisting that space relations wouldn't be altered by earthly politics, NASA on Wednesday said it was severing ties with Russia except for the International Space Station.
A smorgasbord of options and lower prices for consumers were two of the chief selling points for President Barack Obama as he promoted his overhaul of the nation's health insurance industry, predicting Americans would see "competition in ways we haven't seen before."
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill accused General Motors of a potentially criminal cover-up of its defective ignition switches and fumed at the lack of answers from its new CEO during a second day of hearings Wednesday into why GM waited a decade to recall cars with the deadly flaw.
A Columbus man was killed Tuesday night after he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with a vehicle.
Columbus Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Martin Andrews was named the department's interim chief Tuesday.
Caledonia's annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt is set for April 12 at Ola J. Pickett Park. Rissa Lawrence, who is coordinating the event, updated the town's board of aldermen on the event's status during its monthly meeting Tuesday.
Columbus councilmen have consolidated the offices of city planning and federal programs into one department and named city planner Christina Berry to lead it.
Irene Burrow Lancaster turns 89 today and along with birthday greetings from friends and family -- two children, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren -- the retired junior high teacher also heard from a former student.
Officials at Columbus Air Force Base are expecting this weekend's Wings Over Columbus to be the best event yet.
KiOR announced that it had closed the deal Monday on $25 million in financing that will keep the biofuel maker's doors open at least through August.
In an effort to promote more foot traffic and encourage special events on the newly renovated Old Highway 82 Bridge, Columbus councilmen agreed to temporarily waive rental and insurance fees for six months.
1. Business booms for Starkville startup Glo STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. New Hope kids take robot to world competition COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Three mayoral candidates no-shows at forum COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Mayoral forum to be held at MUW COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Neal withdraws from Starkville's Ward 5 race STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY