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Miss. bill would honor late Sen. Turner

Posted 2/7/2015 in State

The Mississippi Senate has voted to name a segment of highway after a former lawmaker.

 

 

More Americans are finally seeing something new: A pay raise

Posted 2/7/2015 in National

As the U.S. economy has steadily recovered from the Great Recession, the critical missing piece has been a painful lack of pay raises for many Americans.

 

For police body cameras, big costs loom in storing footage

Posted 2/7/2015 in National

The rush to outfit police officers with body cameras after last summer's unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, threatens to saddle local governments with steep costs for managing the volumes of footage they must keep for months or even years.

 

Some Japanese see slain hostages, Abe as troublemakers

Posted 2/7/2015 in National

In Japan, where conformity takes precedence over individuality, one of the most important values is to avoid "meiwaku" -- causing trouble for others.

 

Islamic State hostage's family hopeful she's still alive

Posted 2/7/2015 in National

The parents of a 26-year-old American who Islamic State extremists say was killed in an airstrike in Syria said in a statement addressed to group leaders that the claim of their daughter's death concerned them but they were still hopeful she was alive.

Documenting history's signs: Starkville native photographing Miss. historical markers

Posted 2/6/2015 in Area

William "Brother" Rogers spoke to members of the Columbus Exchange Club at Lion Hills on Thursday about his newfound passion: Mississippi historical markers.

Columbus on PBS Saturday

Posted 2/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The nation will learn about Columbus this weekend.

 

Tenn-Tom museum opens in Columbus

Posted 2/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A ribbon will be cut today on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Transportation Museum in Columbus.

 

 

House approves recording, concert, theater incentives

Posted 2/6/2015 in State

Incentives for recorded music sound good to some Mississippi lawmakers.

 

 

Report: Theft-related cases surged in 2014

Starkville Municipal Court handled more misdemeanor and felony charges involving theft, burglary and robbery last year than in 2013, a report shows.

 

Pigeon pageant for beautiful birds dispels 'rats with wings'

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

Dogs aren't the only animals that vie for best in show. Hundreds of breeds of pigeons compete in their own version of the Westminster show, strutting on long, thick legs or fluttering curly, lacy feathers in their bid to be best bird.

 

Sprint to set up shop as RadioShack files for bankruptcy

Posted 2/6/2015 in Business

Sprint's latest plan for luring new subscribers is to occupy the remains of RadioShack.

 

 

Experts: Pilot video shows militants are raising stakes

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

A video of a Jordanian pilot being burned to death was exceptional in its brutality, even for the Islamic State group.

 

 

US moves pilot-rescue aircraft closer to Syrian battlefields

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

The gruesome killing of a Jordanian pilot who had crashed in Islamic State territory laid bare a problem of the U.S.-led coalition -- there's no sure way to rescue an airman who's down behind enemy lines.

 

 

Vaccine skeptics find unexpected allies in conservative Republicans

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans.

 

 

Brian Williams' credibility questioned after fake Iraq story

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

NBC News anchor Brian Williams found himself the story Thursday, his credibility seriously threatened because he falsely claimed he had been in a helicopter hit by a grenade during the Iraq war.

 

 

GOP governors with 2016 aspirations love to bash Washington

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, ambitious Republican governors are eager to seize on voters' contempt for that most dirty of political words: "Washington."

 

 

Lawmakers expect resistance to granting Obama war powers

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress will face some resistance in a vote to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants.

 

 

Democrats hit GOP plan for replacing Obamacare

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

A plan by three Republican lawmakers for replacing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul would leave Americans with less coverage and higher costs than the landmark law they want to repeal, Democrats said Thursday.

 

 

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