A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.
Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation's mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great Plains to the Midwest and South.
Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara says deputies have arrested an estranged couple in a 2007 theft of six pounds of platinum from the DuPont DeLisle plant.
Jerry Starr thought he was taking the safe approach when a twister was reported heading toward his suburban neighborhood outside Oklahoma City last May. He grabbed his teenage daughter Dyonna and his dog and drove to the local City Hall, which serves as a public storm shelter.
County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power.
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied the post-conviction arguments of death row inmate Eric Moffett.
Upcoming hearings on whether Mississippi Power Co. should be able to get customers to pay for its Kemper County power plant have been postponed.
Companies are finally starting to spend some of the cash they've been sitting on, and that could mean a stronger economy and more jobs are on the way.
Several potential Republican contenders for president will court gun-rights supporters at the NRA's annual convention today.
Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol held the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief overnight, angry about the pace of divers who have recovered 183 bodies so far but may have nearly 120 left to find in the dark rooms of the submerged vessel.
Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.
A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.
Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who took their own lives.
Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.
A former player and current member of the Mississippi State football team have been arrested and charged with robbery and burglary of a dwelling.
Ask anybody who has ever worked with Charlie "C.F." Harris what they think about him and they'll tell you two things: He's a straight shooter, and he's a pleasure to work with.
An undocumented worker has been arrested and charged with molestation.
An Amber Alert that was issued for a Caledonia toddler has been canceled after the child was found safe in Sylvester, Ga.
Compared to last March, unemployment rates in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties have changed little, while Clay County's was down nearly 1 percent and Noxubee County's was up 1 percent.
1. Mayor: Foul language fouling up restaurant tax conversation COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Restaurant tax: Mayor rejects LINK proposal dividing revenue COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Assistant superintendent leaving school district for Quitman STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY