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Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

State officials are seeking a judge's permission to require quarantine for a nurse who's vowed to defy Maine's request for self-isolation.

 

 

If Ebola batters United States, we are not prepared

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system.

 

 

Survey: Shrimp in United States rife with murky labeling

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

Consumers around the nation can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says.

 

 

Seized dogs find refuge in South Mississippi

Posted 10/30/2014 in State

The Humane Society of South Mississippi is providing shelter in Gulfport to more than 100 dogs rescued from suspected puppy mills in Alcorn County.

 

 

Gillentine sentenced to 10 years for DUI death

Posted 10/30/2014 in State

A Tupelo man who pleaded guilty to drunken driving resulting in the death of a Tupelo woman.

 

How well did the Fed's stimulus work?

Posted 10/30/2014 in Business

Soaring inflation. A collapsing dollar. Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. One presidential candidate even suggested that the Federal Reserve chairman should be roughed up.

Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

Posted 10/30/2014 in Business

Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast.

 

Russians deliver space station cargo after U.S. flop

Posted 10/30/2014 in Business

The company behind the dramatic launch explosion of a space station supply mission promises to find the cause of the failure and is warning residents to avoid any potentially hazardous wreckage.

 

 

Analysts: Al-Qaida still offers olive branch to IS

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

Al-Qaida is using U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to the renegade Islamic State group.

 

 

Suge Knight, Katt Williams charged with robbery

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month.

 

Study: BP spill left big oily 'bathtub ring' on seafloor

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.

 

Girls' jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities' fear

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror.

 

 

Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani.

 

Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.

Police standoff leads to 2 arrests

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An incident Tuesday on the north side of Columbus that included gunshots, a man stripping out of his clothes, a large crowd and a three-hour-plus standoff ended with two men in custody.

District 17 candidates offer platforms at MUW debate

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The four candidates vying to represent District 17 in the state senate next year fielded questions on topics ranging from education to industry to gun control during a debate Tuesday at the Mississippi University for Women.

Williams calls for four-lane Blackjack Road project

Posted 10/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If District 5 Supervisor Joe Williams gets his wish, a planned Blackjack Road tax increment financing (TIF) package would fund a four-lane expansion for the congested thoroughfare.

Columbus paving projects begin this week

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first paving projects included in the $4.5 million Columbus street improvement project are under way.

Court upholds Lowndes sexual battery conviction

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Sunday school teacher convicted of sexual battery has been denied a new trial by the state Court of Appeals.

 

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