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Elvis Stamp on sale Thursday in Tupelo

Posted 8/9/2015 in State

Tupelo and Memphis are both gearing up for Elvis Presley Week and now the U.S. Postal Service is getting involved.



Automakers trying to prevent hackers from taking over cars

Posted 8/9/2015 in Business

When researchers at two West Coast universities took control of a General Motors car through cellular and Bluetooth connections in 2010, they startled the auto industry by exposing a glaring security gap.



Fire sale: Oil, natural gas, coal down

Posted 8/9/2015 in Business

These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices.


Law office of Harper Lee's father for sale in Alabama

Posted 8/9/2015 in National

Before Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" made the fictional lawyer Atticus Finch one of the best-known names in modern American literature, the man who inspired the character -- Lee's father -- practiced law in an old bank building in her hometown.

Lowndes man sentenced to death may get new trial

Posted 8/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man on death row may go before a trial court that will look at new evidence and determine whether or not the evidence will produce a different result or lead to a different sentence.

Disabled vet shrugs off his role in helping

Posted 8/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Phil Alter doesn't like to make a fuss about things.

Jurors to consider Dandass case

Attorneys will hand the case of Yoginder Dandass over to jurors after making one final pitch today.


Dangerous heat this weekend

Posted 8/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The National Weather Service in Jackson is warning that this weekend may bring the hottest temperatures of the year so far to Mississippi.


Trump jolts first GOP debate, rivals scramble for attention

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign by warning he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nomination.

Key takeaways from the GOP's second-stage debate

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

Before the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president, there was the undercard: a matchup of seven GOP candidates who didn't have the poll numbers to make the main event.


FACT CHECK: GOP candidates veer from the truth in first debate

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

Republicans seeking their party's 2016 presidential nomination have the challenging task of trying to stand out among the 17 candidates in the race, and Thursday's televised debate was the first opportunity for the party to start whittling down its choices.


On anniversary, Obama says too few use hard-won voting right

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Barack Obama remembered the African-American men and women across the South who won their rights through persistence and courage, and he urged citizens today not to give up that hard-earned power of the ballot.

Police: Suspect in custody in Louisiana officer's death

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

A man accused of killing a Shreveport police officer was arrested Thursday after a round-the-clock manhunt, police said.


PSC to vote next week on Miss. Power rates, approves refunds

Posted 8/7/2015 in State

State utility regulators plan to decide Mississippi Power Co.'s request for an 18 percent rate increase on Aug. 13.



Ordinance bars sale of caffeine pills to minors

Posted 8/7/2015 in State

Lafayette County has adopted a local ordinance to stop people age 18 and younger from buying caffeine pills and powders.



Three Mississippi airports share in $4.8M in federal grants

Posted 8/7/2015 in State

Airports in Gulfport, Starkville and Kosciusko are sharing in nearly $4.8 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.



Poll shows few in US have received credit cards with chips

Posted 8/7/2015 in Business

Even as an Oct. 1 deadline approaches to replace Americans' out-of-date credit cards with new cards embedded with computer chips, the vast majority of Americans still have not received their new cards.



Movie-theater attacker may have planned to set off explosion

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

The disturbed homeless man who attacked a movie theater with a pellet gun, an ax and pepper spray also had a propane tank and lighter fluid and may have been planning to set off an explosion, authorities said Thursday.



McConnell to Obama: Stop demonizing Iran deal opponents

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

President Barack Obama is treating his drive to win congressional approval for his nuclear deal with Iran like a political campaign, making attacks on opponents that need to stop, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.



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