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Apple will refund at least $32.5M in app case

Posted 1/16/2014 in Business

Kids gleefully snapped up virtual pet food, gems or other items while playing games on their mobile devices, while the bills from Apple Inc. mounted, often without parents' knowledge. Now, the tech giant has agreed to refund the money.

 

 

SF crash firefighter saw girl before hitting her

Posted 1/16/2014 in National

Video from the helmet camera of a firefighter responding to the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco shows at least one rescuer was aware someone was on the ground outside the aircraft and even warned a colleague. Yet two fire trucks subsequently ran over an injured passenger.

 

Flap artists: Birds sync wing beats while flying in V formation

Posted 1/16/2014 in National

The next time you see birds flying in a V, consider this: A new study says they choreograph the flapping of their wings with exquisite precision to help them on their way.

 

Company seeks change in Mississippi helmet law

Posted 1/16/2014 in State

A company that plans to make a three-wheeled vehicle is seeking a change in Mississippi's helmet law.

 

Browning on Business: Grocery store makes purchase, Monograms Plus moves

Posted 1/16/2014 in Business

Late last year, Kroger purchased the spaces that sit on either side of it in Kroger Plaza on Hwy. 45 North in Columbus. That means the strip from AutoZone to UPS now belongs to the grocery store. Robert Rhett, with Rhett Real Estate, confirmed the purchase Wednesday. Rhett said he did not know what plans, if any, Kroger had for the space.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Among inspirational books, seed catalogs may be tops

Posted 1/15/2014 in State

Forty years ago, a big old room at the big old Extension Service Building at Mississippi State University took on a mustier-than-usual smell about this time every year.

 

City considers redevelopment committee

Posted 1/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus may soon have a five-member redevelopment committee aimed at breathing new life into blighted properties.

Economist: Government is top employer in Mississippi

Posted 1/15/2014 in State

Government is Mississippi's largest employer these days, state economist Darrin Webb told lawmakers Tuesday.

West Point takes next step on school kids sidewalk project

Posted 1/15/2014 in Area

Some West Point school children will soon be able to walk to class on new sidewalks.

Experts share Kids Count data with Rotarians

Posted 1/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pair of Mississippi State University researchers shared data from Mississippi Kids Count during Tuesday's meeting of the Columbus Rotary Club at Lion Hills Golf Club.

 

Welfare drug testing bill advances to House

Posted 1/15/2014 in State

The Mississippi House is expected to vote Wednesday on a welfare drug testing bill that Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is pushing, weeks after a judge struck down a similar law in Florida.

 

Arrest report: 1-15-14

Posted 1/15/2014 in Area

 

Merger committee finalizes consolidation report

Posted 1/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The long, arduous and sometimes contentious task of the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure came to a conclusion Tuesday as members agreed upon merger recommendations that the state department of education will soon pass on to lawmakers.

 

 

House ready to OK government-wide $1.1T budget

Posted 1/15/2014 in National

Shunning the turmoil of recent budget clashes, Congress is ready to approve a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year, a compromise financing everything from airports to war costs and brimming with victories and setbacks for both parties.

 

 

Student of New Mexico shooting: 'Blood everywhere'

Posted 1/15/2014 in National

It was supposed to be like any other day. Students escaping New Mexico's chilly temperatures congregated in the Berrendo Middle School gym before class started. Then, 13-year-old students Evan James and Kayla Koren, standing on opposite sides of the gym, heard a loud pop.

 

 

Nobel laureates pen open letter to Putin

Posted 1/15/2014 in National

Actor Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel laureates have written an open letter urging Russia's president to repeal an anti-gay law and expressing their solidarity with critics of the legislation.

 

 

Woman offers beer, smokes as lost dog reward

Posted 1/15/2014 in National

An Ohio woman made fliers offering a case of beer and a pack of cigarettes as a reward for finding her lost dog -- and it worked.

 

 

Detectives search Bieber home in egg-tossing case

Posted 1/15/2014 in National

Detectives searched Justin Bieber's home looking for surveillance footage that might serve as evidence the pop star was involved in an egg-tossing vandalism case that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a neighbor's home, an official said Tuesday.

 

 

Officials: Obama likely to OK way government collects phone records

Posted 1/15/2014 in National

President Barack Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects millions of Americans' phone records for possible future surveillance, but he'll leave many of the specific adjustments for Congress to sort out, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the White House intelligence review.

 

 

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