The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release.
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital this morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.
Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" -- even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine.
A 7-month-old Caledonia infant is dead and Lowndes County authorities continued to search for her sibling Wednesday.
Kenyan orphanage director Patrick Mungai spoke to members of the Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday and told them about his work with the homeless children of Africa.
Dean Sasser, an 8-year-old who suffered severe head trauma in a February car accident, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Heritage Academy's baseball game Tuesday evening.
City property cannot be used for fundraisers or parties, unless the city is a sponsor, according to a city policy ironed out Monday.
The Noxubee Economic and Community Development Alliance honored several of its own Tuesday during its annual awards banquet at the Noxubee Civic Center.
A Clay County woman has been indicted on capital murder charges for allegedly giving her infant son an overdose of cough syrup.
Aldermen unanimously promoted Buddy Sanders, Starkville's former city planner, to community developer and began the process to fill his now-vacant position Tuesday.
Mississippi public schoolteachers can look forward to a $2,500 pay increase over the next two years on top of normal annual raises, with Gov. Phil Bryant signing a bill Tuesday that he says he hopes will aid performance.
Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads -- a bit.
The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving.
The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.
Eight weeks after Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah) died not even a year into his term, Councilman Tony Yarber will be sworn in as his successor.
Mississippi death row inmate Leslie "Bo" Galloway III, convicted of raping and killing a Harrison Central High senior in 2008, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal.
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