Mississippi, Louisiana issue gay marriage licenses

Some of the final barriers to gay marriage in America fell Monday as the southern state of Mississippi and at least one Louisiana parish began issuing licenses to gay couples.

Two arrested in Mississippi after policemen shot dead: Report

Two brothers were arrested Sunday over the killing of two police officers in Mississippi, local media reported, less than a week after a New York officer died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Two police officers shot dead in Mississippi: Reports

Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday in Mississippi and police are looking for a suspect, according to local media.

'Pocket' sharks are world's rarest find

Ever heard of a five-inch-long shark? That's a very rare species discovered recently -- and if you ever spotted one, you'd only be the third person to ever do so.

FBI investigating hanging death of black man in Mississippi

Federal and state authorities are investigating the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi who had been missing for more than two weeks, the FBI said on Friday.

FBI probe after Mississippi black man found hanging from tree

The FBI opened an investigation into the death of a black man whose body was found hanging Thursday from a tree in the southern US state of Mississippi, officials said.

Exploited Indian workers in US awarded $14 million

After seven long years, five Indian `guest` or temporary workers who were allegedly defrauded and exploited in a labour trafficking scheme have won $14 million in compensatory and punitive damages by a US court.

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.