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VA acting chief: Retaliation will not be tolerated

Posted 6/7/2014 in National

Investigators said they are examining allegations that supervisors in the veterans' health system retaliated against 37 employees who complained about practices such as falsified records used to cover up months-long delays in scheduling appointments. The acting VA chief said such reprisals would not be tolerated.

 

Man charged in Mounties' death obsessed with guns

Posted 6/7/2014 in National

A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly among them.

 

From prayers to fury: The journey of Bowe Bergdahl

Posted 6/7/2014 in National

Bowe Bergdahl stands, hands at his sides, his loose-fitting Pashtun smock and pants bright white against the rocky landscape. The hillsides are dotted with armed Afghans, rifles ready.

CMSD meeting to discuss superintendent candidates

Posted 6/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The next step in the search for a permanent superintendent for Columbus Municipal School District will take place June 12.

 

Last Columbus recovery center closing today

Posted 6/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The disaster recovery center at 222 Lawrence Dr. in Columbus will close permanently at 6 p.m. today.

 

 

Mississippi soldier remembers D-Day

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

All Jim Livaudais has left from his service with the 82nd Airborne are his garrison cap, his decorations displayed in a shadow box and a few photos of him in uniform.

 

World honors D-Day's fallen, 70 years on

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

Men who stormed Normandy's shore 70 years ago joined world leaders today in paying tribute to the 150,000 Allied troops who risked and lost their lives in the D-Day landings in Nazi-occupied France.

Tea party allies divvy up help for Miss. candidate

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

National tea party groups are divvying up the nuts and bolts of campaigning as they rush to boost Republican Chris McDaniel's effort to deny Sen. Thad Cochran a seventh term representing Mississippi.

Texas Republican Party advances 'reparative therapy' for gays

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

The Texas Republican Party would endorse psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay people straight under a new platform partly aimed at rebuking laws in California and New Jersey that ban so-called "reparative therapy" on minors.

Nunnelee to have brain surgery Monday

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

A Republican congressman from north Mississippi is scheduled for surgery Monday to remove a small mass found on his brain.

Dozens of new flora, fauna species in Myanmar

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.

 

Feds OK 1-year grace period on school grades

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

Mississippi schools will get a one-year grace period in the state's school and district rating system as they move to a new curriculum.

 

 

Department of Transportation worker dies in accident

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

The Highway Patrol says a Mississippi Department of Transportation worker has died in a two-vehicle accident near Shaw in Bolivar County.

 

 

New K-9 unit targets contraband at 4 Miss. prisons

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

Management & Training Corporation, which operates four prisons in Mississippi, will use dogs to combat contraband entering its facilities.

 

 

Officials: Concern for Bergdahl led to secrecy

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

Fears the Taliban might kill Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl if word leaked that he was being exchanged for five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees drove the Obama administration not to notify Congress in advance about the deal, according to congressional and administration officials.

 

Veterans Administration head says 18 vets left off waiting list have died

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

In a new revelation in the growing VA scandal, the organization's acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic Veterans Affairs appointment list have died.

 

'Heroes' helped stop gunman at Seattle university

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

When a lone gunman armed with a shotgun at a small Seattle university stopped firing at students to reload, another student pepper-sprayed him and subdued him with the help of others and prevented more deaths, police said.

 

Man suspected of killing Canadian Mounties caught

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

The man suspected in the shooting deaths of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the wounding of two others in a rare case of gun violence in eastern Canada was arrested early today, police said.

The man charged with fixing cruise giant Carnival

Posted 6/6/2014 in Business

Arnold W. Donald strolls across the Carnival Splendor's lido deck, checking in on passengers. He cozies up, places a hand on their shoulder and asks: Are you having a blast? He sure hopes so.

 

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