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Mississippi gets 179 children from border surge

Posted 7/25/2014 in State

Mississippi has received fewer than 200 of the unaccompanied immigrant children who crossed the U.S. border and were released to sponsors so far this year, but the war of words over such children continues within the state.

 

Toppled crosses in China spur defiance

Posted 7/25/2014 in National

The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month.

 

 

GM profit in second quarter falls 85 percent on recall costs

Posted 7/25/2014 in Business

Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.

 

 

Rep. Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

Posted 7/25/2014 in National

Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty.

 

 

Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

Posted 7/25/2014 in National

The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday.

 

 

Air travel a leap of faith for passengers

Posted 7/25/2014 in National

Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.

 

 

Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

Posted 7/25/2014 in National

Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.

 

 

House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

Posted 7/25/2014 in National

With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up the delays.

 

 

Varying health subsidies worry consumers

Posted 7/25/2014 in National

Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.

 

 

Miss. justices won't revisit ruling on poll books

Posted 7/25/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court said Thursday that it won't reconsider its ruling that voters' birthdates must be redacted before poll books are opened for public inspection.

 

Arrest report: 7-25-14

Posted 7/25/2014 in Area

 

Couple arrested for living in overdue rental truck

Posted 7/25/2014 in State

A Mississippi couple were arrested after police say they discovered them living in an overdue rental truck with their two children and the children's grandmother.

 

Cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

Posted 7/25/2014 in National

For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.

CAFB takes positive approach to study results

Posted 7/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials at Columbus Air Force Base say they are evaluating the services they provide to personnel after an Air Force Times study listed the base as one of the least-popular to be stationed in the Air Force.

Unemployment rates hover near last June's levels

Posted 7/24/2014 in Area

The latest series of unemployment data from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security brings good news and bad news.

Local retailers ready for tax-free weekend

Posted 7/24/2014 in Area

Local retailers are gearing up for this weekend's sales tax free event. Beginning Friday, the state of Mississippi offers sales tax exemptions on clothing and footwear.

 

Browning on Business: Golden Triangle's first brewery ready for business

Posted 7/24/2014 in Business

The Golden Triangle has its first homegrown beer. SweetGum Brewing Co. is slated to have its first brew on local shelves by the end of September, according to co-owners Ed Dechert and Cameron Fogle.

 

Road manager: Four-crew maintenance system could yield efficiencies

Posted 7/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County could add an additional crew and service territory to its current road maintenance system next fiscal year, a move that Road Manager Victor Collins says could provide timelier road grading operations and better resource management.

 

Meridian man dies in collision with 18-wheeler

Posted 7/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Meridian man died in Lowndes County Thursday when his SUV was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler.

 

Surveys explore U-boat, oil spill impact

Posted 7/24/2014 in Area

The photos taken nearly a mile under the Gulf of Mexico are so clear that small holes are visible in a lifeboat that may have gone down or been scuttled when a passenger ship was sunk by a Nazi submarine in 1942.

 

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