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Obama voices support for gay rights as Africa trip nears

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

Ignoring calls from some African leaders to leave some of his opinions at home, President Barack Obama spoke favorably of gay rights as he prepared to visit Kenya and Ethiopia.

 

 

Some 'sanctuary cities' fear lawsuits

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

The term 'sanctuary city' has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws.

 

Hispanics love me, Trump declares at Mexican border

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

Ever sure of himself, Donald Trump paid a whirlwind visit to the Mexico border Thursday and predicted Hispanics would love him -- "they already do" -- because as president he'd grab jobs back from overseas and give more opportunity to those who live in the U.S. legally.

Police: 3 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

A lone gunman sitting in a packed movie theater stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of "Trainwreck" and began firing into the crowd, killing two and wounding at least nine others Thursday night before fatally shooting himself, authorities said.

 

Exercise good for brain, even for those with Alzheimer's

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide-- and even improve life for people with Alzheimer's.

 

 

Clinton embraces race as a top issue for 2016

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

In her second bid for the presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton is discussing "systemic racism" and making the issue a hallmark of her campaign as she looks to connect with the black voters who supported rival Barack Obama in 2008.

 

 

Poll: US views of Francis dim; a plunge in approval ratings

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

Two months ahead of his first trip to the U.S., Pope Francis' approval rating among Americans has plummeted, driven mostly by a decline among political conservatives and Roman Catholics, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.

 

 

AP: Life sentence urged in peanut salmonella case

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called "unprecedented" for a food-poisoning case.

 

Authorities point to evidence of suicide in Texas jail death

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

While Sandra Bland's family maintains that the woman found dead in a Texas jail cell would not have taken her own life, authorities are pointing to mounting evidence that they say shows she hanged herself.

 

Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.

 

 

Authorities: Missing person case now suspected homicide

Posted 7/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department now believe a New Hope man reported missing on July 13 may be a homicide victim.

 

Browning on Business: Columbus getting a re-sale store

Posted 7/23/2015 in Business

A re-sale store is opening in Columbus this fall.

Authorities mum on New Hope probe

Posted 7/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What is being described by authorities as a "missing person case" had both local and state law enforcement agencies searching a wooded area in New Hope until midnight Wednesday.

Columbus planning for amphitheater

Posted 7/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is moving on to the design and planning phase for the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater, which will be located on The Island, across from the pedestrian bridge near The Riverwalk.

Chamber launches first magazine

Posted 7/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of its first edition of "Columbus: Discover a New World" at a Wednesday luncheon.

Unemployment stats hold steady over last month

Posted 7/23/2015 in Area

While the unemployment rate in the Golden Triangle remained relatively unchanged over the past month, a look at the jobless picture a year ago shows reason for optimism.

 

Neel-Schaffer named Cornerstone improvements engineer

Posted 7/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Engineering and planning firm Neel-Schaffer Inc. will handle an upcoming public infrastructure improvement project associated with DPM Fragrance's $5 million expansion project at Cornerstone Park, supervisors announced Tuesday.

 

Engineer: Developers eyeing new housing project in east Oktibbeha

Posted 7/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

County Engineer Clyde Pritchard told supervisors Tuesday he is in communication with a developer looking to build a new student housing project near Mississippi State University in the eastern portion of the county.

 

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