In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
President Barack Obama will pay tribute this week to Nelson Mandela, making the long trip from Washington to South Africa Monday to attend a national memorial service for the anti-apartheid icon.
From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge's decision allowing an Arizona-based gossip website to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with a teenager.
For generations, children have cautiously guarded their behavior at Christmastime, careful not to end up on Santa's "naughty list." For 24 days, parents warn children to behave, noting that Santa is always watching. However, in recent years, Santa has gotten new little helpers to watch over boys and girls. The help comes in the form of elves who sit on a shelf.
Columbus councilmen and department heads got a wake-up call last week when they saw firsthand the severity of some drainage deficiencies in their own back yard.
"A junior college lifer." East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens does not know when or where the term originated. However, he does know his comfort level with the accolade.
Two Starkville Electric Department employees are recovering after a severe electrical accident Friday morning, SED General Manager Terry Kemp said Saturday.
When lawmakers mandated that school start later, an unintended result was public school employees perhaps having their August paychecks cut, something the chairmen of the state House and Senate Education Committees say they're trying to avoid.
Friends and political allies on Friday remembered former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain as an intelligent man who challenged the power structure and fought for everyday working people who couldn't afford lobbyists.
Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed challenger who says federal spending is out of control.
South Africa expects overwhelming crowds and a host of world leaders to attend services honoring late President Nelson Mandela, though with the ceremonies only days away officials acknowledged Saturday they couldn't offer any specifics yet.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to U.S.-friendly Gulf nations, with an eye toward boosting their abilities to counter Iran's ballistic missiles, even as global powers ink a nuclear deal with Tehran.
Merrill Newman was tired and looking forward to reuniting with his family, but he was all smiles Saturday after arriving at the San Francisco airport after being detained for several weeks in North Korea.
A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
Like Elvis' no-hips-allowed appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," or the Beatles' arrival in America, or Woodstock, it is considered one of the milestone moments in rock history: Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.
About 2,500 gathered at Pearl Harbor on Saturday to remember those killed in the 1941 Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.
Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis' trial on charges of embezzlement and false pretense has been rescheduled for a third time.
1. Two local nonprofits get Dutch Oil grants COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Local attorney invited to inauguration COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Man arrested after allegedly shooting into murder victim's home COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Supervisors approve AbilityWorks lease COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY