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Vietnam War 40 years on, enemies now friends but still pain

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

This city once known as Saigon was blanketed in red banners on Thursday that read "Long Live the Glorious Communist Party of Vietnam," 40 years after northern forces seized control of the country and America walked away from a divisive and bloody war that remains a painful sore.


AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.



Flakka, synthetic drug behind increasingly bizarre crimes

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.



Increasing gas tax makes for tough politics, adviser says

Posted 5/1/2015 in State

Mississippi will need strong bipartisan leadership if officials want to increase the gasoline tax to pay for highways, bridges and other transportation needs, the policy director of a national group called Transportation for America told state business leaders Thursday.



Gov. Bryant expects to name new College Board member soon

Posted 5/1/2015 in State

Mississippi Gov. Bryant says he will act quickly to choose a new state College Board member after he moved one of his own recently confirmed board nominees into a different job.



Man gets maximum prison term in rundown death of black man

Posted 5/1/2015 in State

A final pair of sentencings Thursday was supposed to wrap up the long-running federal prosecution into a group of young white men and women whose repeated assaults on African-Americans in Mississippi's capital city ended in the 2011 death of an autoworker.



FDA seeks more data on safety of hospital hand cleaners

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

To fight infections, hospital workers can hit the hand sanitizer a hundred times or more a day.



Medicare data show contrast in generic, brand prescribing

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

The most-used medicines in Medicare's prescription drug program are generics, but the program spends the most on brand-name drugs.



Records show worries over Baltimore officer's mental health

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

The top Baltimore city police officer suspended following Freddie Gray's death was hospitalized in April 2012 following concerns about his mental health, according to records from a sheriff's department and court obtained by The Associated Press.



Officials: Germany foils suspected Boston-style attack

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

German authorities foiled what they believe may have been an imminent Boston Marathon-style attack on a professional cycling race planned for today.


Browning on Business: A downtown Columbus studio is moving

Posted 4/30/2015 in Business

In May, a 5-year-old Columbus business will move downtown.

Norwegian company opens Columbus production site

Posted 4/30/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Petter Nordli just moved to America and he brought his family's business with him.

Market Street Festival begins Friday

Posted 4/30/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 20th Market Street Festival will be held in downtown Columbus on Friday and Saturday.

Gunfire wounds man in east Columbus

Posted 4/30/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police, as of press time today, were seeking a suspect in a shooting that occurred Wednesday near a convenience store.


Top candidate to lead Community College Board withdraws

Posted 4/30/2015 in State

Mississippi's Community College Board is likely to restart its search for an executive director after the candidate favored by half the 10-member board withdrew following a five-month stalemate over hiring her.



Missing Oktibbeha woman found Wednesday

Posted 4/30/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A massive search by local law enforcement and other volunteer agencies concluded Wednesday when Lena Mae Harrell was found in good health.



GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears

Posted 4/30/2015 in National

Congressional Republicans are divided over how to respond to an approaching Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law, even as growing numbers concede that their long-sought goal of repealing the statute will have to wait.



Elvis kitsch from Graceland Too museum back on auction block

Posted 4/30/2015 in State

A huge, quirky collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia is about to be auctioned off piece-by-piece.



Building permits 4-30-15

Posted 4/30/2015 in Business



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