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Showdown looms between U.S. government, air bag maker

Posted 11/20/2014 in National

A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries. Car companies and the driving public are caught in the middle.

 

 

GOP governors attack Obama's immigration order

Posted 11/20/2014 in National

The nation's Republican governors on Wednesday lashed out at President Barack Obama's plans to unilaterally protect millions of immigrants from deportation.

 

 

Tupelo High to offer Japanese course

Posted 11/20/2014 in State

Tupelo High School and the University of Mississippi will provide Japanese language classes in the fall.

 

 

Obama picks NTSB member as new auto safety chief

Posted 11/20/2014 in National

President Obama is nominating a transportation safety and human fatigue expert to revive the troubled agency charged with keeping the nation's highways safe.

 

 

Police: Gunman killed after shooting at FSU

Posted 11/20/2014 in National

Florida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early today in a shooting that left three students wounded as hundreds studying inside the library fled or took cover in panic.

 

 

Pope demands just distribution of world's bounty

Posted 11/20/2014 in National

Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry today.

 

 

Colombian girl's dad had her swallow cocaine caps

Posted 11/20/2014 in National

An 11-year-old girl is in critical condition after doctors removed from her stomach 104 cocaine-filled capsules her father made her swallow.

 

 

Tears, anger pour for slain Miss Honduras, sister

Posted 11/20/2014 in National

Tears and anger poured out for the dark-haired beauty who was to have flown to London on Wednesday to represent Honduras at the Miss World pageant.

 

Buckhalter steps down from CVB board

Posted 11/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local restaurateur Bernard Buckhalter has resigned his position on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.

 

City cell tower ordinance stays as is

Posted 11/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cellular service providers still can't apply to put a tower in a Columbus residential area.

 

Higgins mum on aluminum mill report

Posted 11/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It has long been Joe Max Higgins' modus operandi to retreat from public view when negotiations on a big deal reach the final stages.

MUW student works for LGBT acceptance, understanding

Posted 11/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For a long time, Blossom Brown hid.

 

Few comments emerge in pet ban hearing

Posted 11/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are likely to codify a temporary ban against pets in city-maintained cemeteries after few public comments on the matter emerged Tuesday.

 

MSU president gets raise, contract extension

Posted 11/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum has received a raise and a four-year contract extension.

Gun sales surge ahead of grand jury's Ferguson decision

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

 

No date for Islamic State war vote as Congress waits on Obama

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Congressional authorization of the U.S. war against Islamic State extremists has gone nowhere in two weeks since President Barack Obama vowed to coordinate with lawmakers on a stronger legal basis for military action, prompting growing frustration with the White House.

 

Celebrated Mississippi painter Andrew Bucci dies

Posted 11/19/2014 in State

Modernist painter Andrew Bucci, whose work spanned nearly eight decades and appeared on a U.S. postage stamp, has died.

 

Some in House reject GOP warning against shutdown

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Top Republicans say two things are clear: Last year's government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the president's pending immigration action bait them into a repeat.

 

 

Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats.

 

 

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