Tornadoes kill four people, cause major damage in Mississippi

Tornadoes unleashed by thunderstorms along the US Gulf Coast ripped through southeastern Mississippi on Tuesday, killing four people, injuring many and causing extensive damage, authorities said.

Tornado hits Mississippi, four dead, emergency declared

 At least four people were killed in the southeastern US state of Mississippi on Tuesday after a tornado tore through the region, officials said.

17 US states sue to block Obama's order on immigration

A coalition of 17 US states led by Texas have filed a federal lawsuit aiming to block implementation of President Barack Obama`s executive order shielding some five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

US dad accused of killing kids going to home state

The man accused of killing his five young children and dumping their bodies along a rural road is on the way to his home state to face murder charges.

Thad Cochran beats rival Chris McDaniel to win Mississippi GOP Senate Runoff

US Republican Thad Cochran defeated Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel by slim margin for Mississippi GOP nomination on Tuesday.

Mississippi Republicans battle in US Senate runoff

Mississippi incumbent Thad Cochran was fighting for his political life in a Republican runoff for his US Senate seat Tuesday, seeking to repulse a surging conservative challenger bucking the party establishment.

In blow to GOP establishment, Tea Party forces run-off

The US Republican establishment has suffered an embarrassing political setback courtesy of a Tea Party challenger, who battled a long-time Senate incumbent to a draw in a Mississippi race with national implications.

Storms leave 35 dead in US, thousands without power

As severe storms swept across South and Central America, at least 35 people were left dead and tens of thousands remained without power even as forecasters downgraded the threat to the eastern half of US.

US storms kills 21, tornado roars through Mississippi city

At least six people were killed in Alabama and one in Mississippi after three tornadoes struck southern area of US on Monday.

Floor collapse at Miss. Church center; 35 hurt

As a student minister preached at a youth center in Mississippi, the wooden floor started to rumble and quickly collapsed, sending about 70 people tumbling and sliding onto the first floor below.

When `King Kong` scared Freeman

Actor Morgan Freeman admits to being terrified of monster-adventure film `King Kong` when he first saw it.

Winter storm brings `once in decade` ice, snow to US South

A rare blast of snow, sleet and ice hit the US South, prompting three states to declare a state of emergency, closing the New Orleans airport.

US man pleads guilty to sending ricin letter to Barack Obama

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials.

On jobs, Obama calls 2014 `a year of action`

President Barack Obama is calling 2014 "a year of action" for creating jobs and economic opportunities for American families.

Former Reagan spokesman Larry Speakes dies at 74

Larry Speakes, who spent six years as acting press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, died in his native Mississippi. He was 74.

Obama ricin letter case: Mississippi man arrested

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama tested positive for ricin, and authorities arrested a suspect, stoking alarm in Washington on Wednesday after an earlier scare over poisoned mail.

At least 12 injured as tornado hits Hattiesburg

At least 12 people were injured and buildings were severely damaged on Sunday when a tornado struck one of the main streets.

US: Santorum wins Alabama, Mississippi primaries

Republican Rick Santorum won a pair of crucial Deep South primaries on Tuesday, staking a claim to leadership of the party`s conservative wing.

Romney, Gingrich headed for close finish in deep south

The crucial Republican presidential primary in the two southern States of Mississippi and Alabama Tuesday is headed for a close finish with the two leading candidates running neck to neck.

Forecast predicts biggest Gulf dead zone ever

Largest recorded dead zone was found in 2002 when 8,400 sq miles of Gulf was found to lacking sufficient oxygen.