The Montana attorney general's office on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to throw out a 30-day sentence given to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl, saying the punishment was illegally lenient.
The president of the Madison County Board of Supervisors said officials will negotiate with Nissan over property taxes in early 2014. An initial 10-year tax exemption expires at the end of the year.
It's too hard for companies to track down information on how to sell goods and services to state government and Mississippi should make it easier to do business with the state, a legislative watchdog group said.
Gov. Phil Bryant is proposing the state give Mississippi hospitals $4.4 million to offset an expected loss of federal funds due to the Affordable Care Act.
John Ray Kidd, a Pontotoc County man convicted of sexual assault in an attack on a woman who had accepted a ride home from him, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to listen to his post-conviction arguments for a new trial.
New superintendents have taken over the leadership of two Mississippi state prisons.
Investigators sought to determine the cause of a fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker while the actor's fans erected a makeshift memorial Sunday near where the Porsche he was riding in smashed into a light pole and tree.
James Merrigan's wife told him to find something to do with his time. So the retired Air Force veteran left his Old Aberdeen Road home in Columbus and showed back up a little while later. When he did, his wife, Vicki, asked what he had found. "Well," he said, "it's seasonal." That was 13 years ago. He's been doing the thing he found ever since.
The Lowndes County School District is moving ahead with plans for a district wide Career Tech center. As far as where it will be located, the school board will decide between two pieces of land near Highway 50 and Lehmberg Road.
Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham wants to force Mississippi, one of the America's most conservative states, to recognize her same-sex marriage. She hopes to do so by getting a divorce.
A onetime Ku Klux Klan leader is charged with burning a cross in a mostly black neighborhood in southeast Alabama, federal prosecutors said Friday.
Three years after his manslaughter conviction, a former New Orleans police officer is getting a second chance to persuade a jury that he was justified in fatally shooting a man outside a strip mall during Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath.
Lincoln County officials say a McComb man whose burned body was found on a secluded Brookhaven street on Oct. 30 was shot at least twice.
A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after grazing the sun. Now, there is a sliver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived.
The Chinese government has declared victory in cleaning up what it considers rumors, negativity and unruliness from online discourse, while critics say the moves have suppressed criticism of the government and ruling Communist Party.
A six-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs and reunited with his owner.
North Korea state media claimed Saturday that an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month has apologized for alleged crimes during the Korean War and for "hostile acts" against the state during a recent trip.
Warnings from defense officials and some experts are mounting and becoming more dire: The nation's military is being hobbled by budget cuts.
The Obama administration said on Friday that it was maintaining tough oil-related sanctions against Iran even though the U.S. and five other world powers have signed an initial deal with Tehran to curb its nuclear program and prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.
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