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PepsiCo pulls Mountain Dew ad after criticism

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

PepsiCo is once again learning the risks of celebrity partnerships after an ad for Mountain Dew was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women.

 

 

Scientists find cannibalism at Jamestown

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

 

IBM makes tiny movie by pushing molecules around

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

Scientists have taken the idea of a film short down to new levels. Molecular levels.

 

Justice Department appeals morning-after case

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

The Obama administration on Wednesday appealed a federal judge's order to lift all age limits on who can buy morning-after birth control pills without a prescription.

 

Police, politicians push surveillance post-Boston

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

Police and politicians across the U.S. are pointing to the example of surveillance video that was used to help identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a reason to get more electronic eyes on their streets.

 

Coroner: Boy, 5, shoots 2-year-old sister in Ky.

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

In southern Kentucky, where some children get their first guns even before they start first grade, Stephanie Sparks was cleaning the kitchen as her 5-year-old son played with the small rifle he was given last year. Then, as she stepped onto the front porch, "she heard the gun go off," a coroner said.

 

 

For 3, bomb suspect's friendship leads to charges

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

 

 

Analyst: U.S. man sentenced in North Korea bait for visit

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

 

 

Woman disfigured in attack reveals new face

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

A Vermont woman revealed her new face Wednesday, six years after her ex-husband disfigured her by dousing her with industrial-strength lye, and said she went through "what some may call hell" but has found a way to be happy.

 

 

Disabled Iowa plant workers awarded $240M

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

For decades, the lives of 32 mentally disabled Iowa turkey processing plant workers were controlled by their Texas-based employer, which profited handsomely by hiring them out.

 

 

Poison-letters suspect faces detention hearing

Posted 5/2/2013 in State

The first time James Everett Dutshcke's name came up in court regarding ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others, he wasn't the man charged in the case. And it was a defense lawyer for the first man to fall under suspicion, not the government, pointing the finger at Dutschke.

 

 

Atheist group sues Rankin schools over prayer event

Posted 5/2/2013 in State

A Mississippi high school forced students to attend on-campus programs where fellow students urged them to turn to Jesus for hope and eternal life, according to an atheist group that has sued.

 

Wiseman, Moreland clash on regulation

Is Starkville a business-friendly community? It depends on which of the mayoral candidates you ask. Mayor Parker Wiseman and Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland verbally sparred over economic issues and the city's growth regulations during the Starkville High School-sponsored mayoral debate Tuesday at the Greensboro Center.

 

Candidates report raising $107K in campaign money

Municipal campaign finance reports show 15 Starkville alderman and mayoral candidates raised a combined $107,772.74 in contributions by April 30.

 

Karriem, Turner lead in campaign contributions

Posted 5/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A look at the campaign finance reports from the Columbus primary election next Tuesday shows a noticeable disparity in contributions made to candidates.

Bush to serve as acting public works director

Posted 5/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After the sudden death of City of Columbus Public Works Director Mike Pratt, Casey Bush will serve as the acting public works director.

Jobless numbers fall, but still up from 2012

Posted 5/2/2013 in Area

The decline seen in February from Lowndes County's 11.6 employment rate in January continued in March, Mississippi Department of Employment Security statistics released Wednesday showed.

 

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