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Obama picks NTSB member as new auto safety chief

Posted yesterday in National

President Obama is nominating a transportation safety and human fatigue expert to revive the troubled agency charged with keeping the nation's highways safe.

 

 

Police: Gunman killed after shooting at FSU

Posted yesterday in National

Florida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early today in a shooting that left three students wounded as hundreds studying inside the library fled or took cover in panic.

 

 

Pope demands just distribution of world's bounty

Posted yesterday in National

Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry today.

 

 

Colombian girl's dad had her swallow cocaine caps

Posted yesterday in National

An 11-year-old girl is in critical condition after doctors removed from her stomach 104 cocaine-filled capsules her father made her swallow.

 

 

Tears, anger pour for slain Miss Honduras, sister

Posted yesterday in National

Tears and anger poured out for the dark-haired beauty who was to have flown to London on Wednesday to represent Honduras at the Miss World pageant.

 

Buckhalter steps down from CVB board

Posted 11/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local restaurateur Bernard Buckhalter has resigned his position on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.

 

City cell tower ordinance stays as is

Posted 11/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cellular service providers still can't apply to put a tower in a Columbus residential area.

 

Higgins mum on aluminum mill report

Posted 11/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It has long been Joe Max Higgins' modus operandi to retreat from public view when negotiations on a big deal reach the final stages.

MUW student works for LGBT acceptance, understanding

Posted 11/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For a long time, Blossom Brown hid.

 

Few comments emerge in pet ban hearing

Posted 11/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are likely to codify a temporary ban against pets in city-maintained cemeteries after few public comments on the matter emerged Tuesday.

 

MSU president gets raise, contract extension

Posted 11/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum has received a raise and a four-year contract extension.

Gun sales surge ahead of grand jury's Ferguson decision

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

 

No date for Islamic State war vote as Congress waits on Obama

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Congressional authorization of the U.S. war against Islamic State extremists has gone nowhere in two weeks since President Barack Obama vowed to coordinate with lawmakers on a stronger legal basis for military action, prompting growing frustration with the White House.

 

Celebrated Mississippi painter Andrew Bucci dies

Posted 11/19/2014 in State

Modernist painter Andrew Bucci, whose work spanned nearly eight decades and appeared on a U.S. postage stamp, has died.

 

Some in House reject GOP warning against shutdown

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Top Republicans say two things are clear: Last year's government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the president's pending immigration action bait them into a repeat.

 

 

Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats.

 

 

Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Cosby of assault

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

 

'20th hijacker' seeks role in civil terror cases

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

The man who became known as the "20th hijacker" from the Sept. 11 attacks wants to testify in lawsuits filed by victims of terrorism.

 

National safety agency to push for national air bag recall

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure -- and even kill -- a driver.

 

 

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