A major Chinese government news service used a racist slur to describe the departing American ambassador in a mean-spirited editorial on Friday that drew widespread public condemnation in China.
Russian troops took over Crimea as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to use the military to protect Russian interests in Ukraine.
For the third time in a month, Columbus mayor Robert Smith and city council members have met in non-quorum meetings to discuss matters involving taxpayers funds.
Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders is eager for the Riverwalk expansion to begin.
A former West Lowndes High School interim principal is suing the Lowndes County School District for racial discrimination.
Less than a month after being arrested for charges relating to identity theft, a former city employee has been arrested again.
Construction bids for a Trotter Convention Center renovation were double the project's budget, so the city of Columbus will be its own contractor.
The Starkville Police Department will formally open its first police substation at 2 p.m. today at 151 Alfred Perkins St.
The Senate Education Committee struck the House's Starkville-Oktibbeha school merger bill, HB 833, Thursday, replacing it with its own language reiterating Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley's guidance in 2015's state-mandated unification.
When an important social issue intersected with business in Arizona, Corporate America decided it was time to take a stand.
A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation that would have provided $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans. The bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and fresh penalties against Iran.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is honoring Joe Max Higgins Jr., CEO of the Golden Triangle Development LINK, with a rare distinction -- the Mega Developer Award.
According to Willis and Sons Funeral Home, funeral services for Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m.
A Mississippi House panel is proposing changes that might neutralize concerns about whether a religious-freedom bill could lead to discrimination against gay people or other groups.
The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to block the state's plan to start using a voter identification law.
Atlanta police are searching for a woman dressed in a Waffle House uniform who walked into a restaurant pretending to be an area manager -- and left with about $100 in cash from the register.
NBC said it worked with Olympic officials to stop some 45,000 instances of illegally posted video or pirate streams that surfaced to show competition during the Sochi games.
Two days before attention shifts to the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the White House is trying to create a little buzz for America's future filmmakers.
When Wissam Akiki was ordained as a Maronite Catholic priest Thursday night in St. Louis, he was welcomed by hundreds of supporters, including his wife and daughter.
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