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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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

School formula calls for $312M more in 2016

Posted 7/24/2014 in State

Mississippi's public schools need an additional $312 million from lawmakers next year to fully fund the formula that determines how much money education is supposed to get, state education leaders said Wednesday.

 

 

Bourbon St. shooting suspect appears in court

Posted 7/24/2014 in Area

A newly hired lawyer for the only suspect arrested in a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street said Wednesday he believes video evidence will clear his client.

 

 

12 Guard members indicted in recruitment fraud

Posted 7/24/2014 in State

Twelve current or former Mississippi Army National Guard members have been indicted in cases alleging they swindled money through a program that offers incentives for recruiting new soldiers.

 

 

Obama wants limits on company mergers abroad

Posted 7/24/2014 in National

President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies.

 

 

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

Posted 7/24/2014 in National

Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -- except the money those posts produce.

 

 

Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

Posted 7/24/2014 in National

German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.

 

Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

Posted 7/24/2014 in National

A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during opening statements Wednesday.

 

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