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Ferguson attorney: Brown family settles for $1.5M

Posted 6/24/2017 in National

The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving killings of black people by police, but it's far from the largest.



Doctors: Officer stabbed in neck at airport recovering well

Posted 6/24/2017 in National

The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from a 12-inch "slash" that caused significant bleeding but spared major arteries and a nerve by "millimeters," one of his doctors said Friday.



AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees

Posted 6/24/2017 in National

Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.



Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

Posted 6/24/2017 in National

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets.



Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger

Posted 6/24/2017 in National

Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president.



North Korea: It's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

Posted 6/24/2017 in National

North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.


Fireworks on the Water set for July 1

Posted 6/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Event organizers are encouraging people to make plans to go to the Lock and Dam on July 1 for the annual Fireworks on the Water.

CMSD won't ask for millage increase for FY '18

Posted 6/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District does not plan to ask for a property tax increase next fiscal year.

Phelps retiring from OCEMA, constable positions

Posted 6/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency Director and District 1 Constable Shank Phelps is retiring from his two positions effective July 1.


Court clears Mississippi LGBT objections law; appeal likely

Posted 6/23/2017 in State

A federal appeals court said Thursday that Mississippi can enforce a law that allows merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples, but opponents of the law immediately pledged to appeal.



10 students who graduated thanks to testing errors will keep diplomas

Posted 6/23/2017 in State

State education officials said Wednesday that 10 Mississippi high school students were allowed to graduate only because of testing errors in their favor, but the state won't revoke their diplomas.



Americans and guns: It's complicated

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.



McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now comes his next challenge -- persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that would be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP.



Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America.



Ending guessing game, Trump admits there are no Comey tapes

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

Ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy, President Donald Trump declared he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey.



Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.



Richmond mayor: Keep Confederate statues, but add context

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

The towering Confederate monuments in Virginia's capital city shouldn't be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about why they were built, Richmond's mayor said Thursday.



Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend.



No job? Tips for teenagers to fill idle summer time

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months.



Juror: Panel was concerned about 'politics' of Cosby's case

Posted 6/23/2017 in National

A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday that some jurors were concerned that prosecutors waited 10 years to charge him, expressing suspicion that politics had played a role in the case.



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