Peru's president is indefinitely postponing plans to forcibly eradicate coca fields in the world's top cocaine-producing valley.
A Washington state couple in their 80s say they managed to spook a would-be robber who burst into their home shortly after they returned from a Tacoma casino where they won $500.
When sheriff's deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz hanged himself, he left behind a house full of questions.
President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to back a $1 billion effort to boost the U.S. military presence across Europe, as he sought to ease anxiety among NATO allies who are wary of Russia's threatening moves in Ukraine.
City officials have made a finalized list of infrastructure improvement projects public in advance of their meeting Tuesday, when councilmen will consider a $5 million bond issue to finance road, drainage and sidewalk deficiencies.
As candidates, issues and technology changed over the past decade in Oktibbeha County, Myles Carpenter remained a constant figure in local elections.
POLICOM's latest annual economic strength rankings have Columbus just outside the top 10 micropolitan statistical areas in the United States.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.
The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board voted today to reject a proposal that would have brought a charter school to Columbus next year.
The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.
Mississippi on Tuesday will use its new voter ID law for the first time, culminating a long political fight in a state with a troubled past of voting-rights suppression.
Strange, unsavory twists in Mississippi's Senate Republican race are grabbing the most attention of Tuesday's primary elections in eight states.
The trial of James D. Willie, accused of fatally shooting of a Nebraska man along a North Mississippi highway in 2012, is scheduled to begin Monday in Panola County Circuit Court in Sardis.
Al-Qaida has decentralized, yet it's unclear whether the terrorist network is weaker and less likely to launch a Sept. 11-style attack against the United States, as President Barack Obama says, or remains potent despite the deaths of several leaders.
Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.
Details of a refashioned bill to address the problems plaguing the federally run veterans' health care system were released Sunday by its sponsor, the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
The suspect of a Saturday morning shooting has turned himself into authorities.
The Lowndes County Circuit Clerk's office has trained 180 poll workers to staff the county's 22 voting precincts for Tuesday's primary election.
For more than a year a mysterious face has been appearing on spaces in the heart of downtown Columbus.
Before April 28, two suppliers of storm shelters reported an average of four to 10 orders for them a month in 2014. Each of them say since then, they've sold more than 100 and that it could be several months before they catch up with installing them.
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