Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said.
President Barack Obama on Friday gave the military a one-year deadline to better prevent and respond to a wave of sexual assault in the ranks and warned that if progress isn't made, he will consider tougher reforms than those approved by Congress.
An early morning shooting left one man dead and the Columbus Police Department searching for the shooter. Randle Carl Cooper Jr., 20, is wanted in connection with the shooting of 23-year-old Virgil Harris of Crawford. Cooper is considered armed and dangerous, Chief of Police Selvain McQueen said.
Eutaw Construction Company already had the dirt contract for the Yokohama tire plant slated to open in West Point in two years. Barring a setback, the company will also build the road that leads to the plant.
A local psychologist is offering advice to ease some of the pressures of holiday stress. "The first thing you have to do is define stress," Carrie White, clinical coordinator of Baptist Golden Triangle Behavioral Health Center, said. "What is stress? If you think about it, stress itself does not exists. There is no such thing." However, White said there are "stressors."
The Columbus post office on Bluecutt Road will have its retail windows open for two extra hours on Saturday for the holidays.
In Atlanta, children of many races share their Christmas wish lists with a black Santa Claus. In Houston, Santa dons a red zoot suit and dances to jazz as he hands out gifts in Mexican-American neighborhoods.
Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.
When the A&E network suspended "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson for disparaging gay people, it may have followed a time-honored TV tradition of quickly silencing a star who, for better or worse, speaks his mind. But in doing so it also ruffled the feathers of possibly millions of fans of its most popular show.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman held tryouts Friday for a North Korean team to face a dozen NBA veterans in an exhibition game on leader Kim Jong Un's birthday next month -- though he hasn't convinced all the players on the American team that it's safe to come to Pyongyang.
President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight people he said were serving unduly harsh drug sentences in the most expansive use yet of his power to free inmates.
People whose existing health care insurance has been canceled because of the Affordable Care Act will not be hit with tax penalties for failing to line up new coverage as required under the law.
A United Methodist pastor defrocked for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding has appealed the decision, a move that offered the latest evidence of a split in the nation's largest mainline Protestant denomination and came as yet another state legalized gay marriage.
A Booneville woman faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to passing a counterfeit bill at a supermarket in Corinth.
Alcorn State University President M. Christopher Brown II has resigned amid an investigation into university purchasing practices.
Sheriff's deputies have arrested three men in the killing of a University of Mississippi graduate student.
The Department of Defense says a Mississippi soldier is among six soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan.
A man lured two brothers, ages 5 and 8, from their yard in south Mississippi and took them to his camper trailer, where he sexually abused them and slashed the older boy's throat, authorities said Thursday.
Mississippi education officials have awarded $2 million to 11 groups to provide preschool for 4-year-olds. It's Mississippi's first use of state money to pay for prekindergarten classes.
1. Supervisors approve legal, hospital consultant's contracts STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. No one charged after child left alone at hotel COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Veterinarian questions eagle's cause of death COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Mayoral candidate faces lunacy hearing COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Jackson enters Ward 4 council race COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY