When it comes to their federal taxes in the last two years, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has paid a lower federal tax rate than his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan. Ryan, R-Wis., paid an effective federal tax rate of 15.9 percent in 2010 and 20 percent in 2011, according to tax returns released by the Romney campaign Friday evening.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday to discuss the rising number of "insider" attacks in which Afghan security forces have turned their guns on American and other coalition troops.
"The Tonight Show" has laid off about two dozen workers, prompting host Jay Leno to accept a pay cut to spare other staffers as NBC clamps down on expenses.
After almost five hours of budget talks, the Columbus City Council is slightly closer to its goal of having a balanced budget.
Tonight, around dusk, time will stop. A quarter will be tossed, shining silver against the darkening sky. Heads. Tails. Game on.
Tuition will be a little cheaper beginning in January for qualifying students at Mississippi University for Women.
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney declared Thursday he has paid at least 13 percent of his income in federal taxes every year for the past decade, offering that new detail while still decrying a "small-minded" fascination over returns he will not release. President Barack Obama's campaign shot back in doubt: "Prove it."
With budget cuts becoming more expected than job security for school districts across the nation, efficiency has become an obvious focal point. For Kelvin Gibson, the new transportation director for the Starkville School District, he sees a practical example of the concept on a daily basis.
With the state deadline for municipal budget submission looming, Starkville Director of Finance/City Clerk Taylor Adams said the city is right on track.
A suburban Dallas boy has been barred from playing peewee football because the league says he is just too big at nearly 300 pounds.
Facebook's stock plunged to a new low Thursday as some of the social networking leader's early backers got their first chance to sell their shares since the company's initial public offering went awry.
A man and his nephew have been sentenced in Mississippi to federal prison for using the same truck twice on the same route to try to smuggle guns from the North Carolina to Mexico. The nephew was pulled over in the truck just two months after his uncle was arrested and authorities hid a GPS tracking device on it, according to court records.
U.S. Marshals nab fugitive in Columbus
Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will get his paycheck after a Hinds County Chancery Court judge issued a stay preventing Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from seizing Davis' salary -- for now -- to recover disputed debt.
A federal appeals court has refused to vacate the 2008 guilty plea of Zach Scruggs, who was implicated as having knowledge of a judicial corruption scheme that toppled his father, plaintiffs' lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs.
Passing motorists who saw smoke billowing Thursday from a stand of pine trees along Interstate 10 in southern Mississippi rescued a woman and her disabled sister from a wrecked, burning sport utility vehicle.
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War can be an angst-filled task in Mississippi, with its long history of racial strife and a state flag that still bears the Confederate battle emblem.
A Pennsylvania woman whose autistic adult son was not recommended for a heart transplant said she wants to bring more attention to the decision-making process so that those with ailments or disabilities are not passed over without careful consideration.
Forget ballot box irregularities. There's a virtual dust-up under way over how Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney amassed more than 100,000 new Twitter followers in just one weekend.
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