The governing board of the state retirement system has increased -- as expected -- the amount employers contribute to the program.
Two people died and more than 80 people were hurt Thursday when at least 140 vehicles collided in Southeast Texas in a pileup that left trucks twisted on top of each other and authorities rushing to pull survivors from the wreckage.
Emboldened by rapid growth in e-commerce shipping, the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to start a premium service for the Internet shopper seeking the instant gratification of a store purchase: same-day package delivery.
Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded 19 people as crowds surged toward Gaza's border fence with Israel today, a health official said, the first violence since a truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers took hold a day before.
Pakistan's interior minister says the government will suspend cell phone service in most parts of the country over the next two days to prevent attacks against Shiite Muslims over a key religious holiday.
In his last blog entry, activist Sattar Beheshti wrote that Iranian authorities had given him an ultimatum: Either stop posting his "big mouth" attacks against the ruling system or tell his mother that she will soon be in mourning.
When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief.
It was Thanksgiving Day 1963, in the normally bustling college town of Athens, Ga. Armando de la Cruz was a graduate student living on the University of Georgia campus and he was in a pinch.
Kids have their own unique take on Thanksgiving
Columbus native Terry Brown, the Pro Tempore of the Mississippi Senate, has served in the state legislature since 1988 -- a part-time job requiring full-time energy, as he describes it. Before heading back to Jackson, where he will serve a key role as the state puts together its budget, Brown took some time to meet with Dispatch reporter Jeff Clark for a wide-ranging conversation.
As families across the country gather over turkey and cranberry sauce to celebrate Thanksgiving, retailers and shopaholics alike are preparing for the biggest shopping day of the year -- Black Friday.
Unemployment figures continue to slowly drop, just in time for the holiday season, which should be a good bit brighter than last year for workers across the Golden Triangle.
Actor Michael Cerveris is among the organizers of simultaneous parties set for New Orleans and New York to mark the end of hurricane season and raise money for storm recovery.
U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the Great Recession in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, according to government figures released Wednesday.
Israel and the Hamas militant group agreed to a cease-fire Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip.
It had been Jessica Tata's dream to run a day care. She was soon in over her head, caring for too many kids and taking chances by leaving them alone to run errands.
Internal emails among senior U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a once-rising political star who has been on a months-long mysterious medical leave for bipolar disorder while facing separate federal investigations, resigned from Congress Wednesday, citing his health problems.
The things that Marge Gatti once cherished are lying on what's left of her deck, spattered in mud, like a yard sale gone awry.
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2. MSU Student Association slams religious freedom bill STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Man charged after gun in church incident COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Pentagon targets air base surplus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Columbus cheer squads competing in national event COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY