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Officials assess fire damage at Miss. Agriculture Museum

Posted 11/15/2014 in State

A two-alarm fire at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum was believed to have started in a barn, but fire investigators were sifting through the charred debris to determine the exact cause, fire officials said Friday.

 

3 insurers sell health plans on exchange in Miss.

Posted 11/15/2014 in State

Three companies are now selling health insurance in Mississippi through a federal website created under the health overhaul that President Barack Obama signed into law.

 

Islamic State group says it'll mint its own coins

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

The leader of the Islamic State group has ordered the terror organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency -- the Islamic dinar.

Bill Cosby's guest shot with Letterman canceled

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Bill Cosby's upcoming appearance on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" has been canceled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades.

 

Republicans mull response to Obama on immigration

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

House Republicans debated Friday how to respond to President Barack Obama's expected executive action on immigration.

 

 

Court rejects contraceptives challenge

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a path devised by the Obama administration that allows religious nonprofit groups to avoid paying for contraception under the president's health care law.

 

 

Cities brace for protests off Ferguson decision

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

From Boston to Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

 

Ban sought for cosmetics testing on animals

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States.

 

Golden Triangle blanket drive begins Monday

Posted 11/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the temperature begins to drop, locals without heat are in need of blankets to keep warm.

 

Yokohama construction ahead of schedule

Posted 11/14/2014 in Area

Construction of the infrastructure that will serve the Yokohama Tire plant in West Point is either done or will be done by the end of the year.

 

 

No deaths in fire at Mississippi Agriculture Museum

Posted 11/14/2014 in State

At least two buildings were destroyed but no people or animals were killed or seriously injured as a large fire burned Thursday evening at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson.

 

 

AP sources: Millions to get deportation protection

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

The Obama administration is considering a plan that would shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation.

 

County working to improve Bell Schoolhouse fire rating

Posted 11/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Fire Services officials are working through a process that will improve Bell Schoolhouse Volunteer Fire Department's coverage area to a Class 8 rating.

Arrest report: 11-14-14

Posted 11/14/2014 in Area

 

Ex-Governor Barbour: 'Tar babies' quip not meant to offend

Posted 11/14/2014 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour acknowledges he used the term "tar babies" to describe President Barack Obama's policies, but says "neither the context nor the connotation was intended to offend."

 

 

Wicker to lead GOP fundraising for Senate in 2016

Posted 11/14/2014 in State

Mississippi's Roger Wicker has been chosen as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

 

 

Gov't tells U.S. drivers to get used to cheap gas

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

Those low gas prices on station signs aren't going away soon, the government says.

 

 

Message from Islamic State group leader emerges

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

In a recording released days after he was reported to be wounded in an airstrike, the leader of the Islamic State group said the U.S.-led coalition's campaign had failed and it would eventually have to send ground troops into battle.

 

 

AP sources: Islamic State, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other.

 

 

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