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Bangledesh factory owner: 'I didn't know fire exits needed'

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

The owner of a Bangladesh clothing factory where a fire killed 112 people says he was never informed the facility was required to have an emergency exit, a sign of how far removed the leaders of the nation's garment industry are from issues of worker safety.

 

 

Obama asks Romney to lunch

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

Bitter campaign foes just weeks ago, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are sharing lunch at the White House with an eye on overlapping interests rather than the sharp differences that defined their presidential contest.

 

 

Three BP employees in court on oil spill charges

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

A BP rig supervisor said Wednesday that he is innocent of manslaughter in the deaths of 11 workers in the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig that started the spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Ruling in Concorde crash appeal expected today

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

A French appeals court is set to decide today whether to uphold a manslaughter conviction against Continental Airlines for the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people.

 

Palestinians certain to win recognition as a state

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state today but success could exact a high price: delaying an independent state of Palestine because of Israel's vehement opposition.

 

 

CVB recommends funding for seven events

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Festivals throughout Lowndes County are one step closer to receiving funding through the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Controversy surrounds rejected grant

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city school board recently rejected a $75,000 grant intended to fund a dropout prevention program, but the project is still underway, despite concerns some board members have raised about the circumstances surrounding the grant and the feasibility of maintaining the program in future years if the district is required to foot the bill.

State auditor investigating CVB

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau is under investigation by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor.

Longtime legislator Turner dead at 64

Posted 11/28/2012 in Area

A longtime member of the state legislature, who represented a portion of Lowndes County, has died at age 64. Bennie Turner, D-West Point, died Tuesday afternoon at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

 

Link committee set for Starkville, Oktibbeha County

Posted 11/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Zelma Talley will be joined today by three additional members to serve on the new Golden Triangle Regional Link's operations in Oktibbeha County.

 

Columbus man gets 50 years on drug charge

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend 50 years in prison for drug charges after he lost an appeal in the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

 

A big disconnect as 'fiscal cliff' clock ticks

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

Republicans' newfound willingness to consider tax increases to avert the "fiscal cliff" comes with a significant caveat: larger cuts than Democrats seem willing to consider to benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid and the president's health care overhaul.

 

 

China's party paper falls for Onion joke

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

The online version of China's Communist Party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the "Sexiest Man Alive" -- apparently unaware it is satire.

 

 

Miss. economic growth predicted to rise in 2013

Posted 11/28/2012 in State

Economists say growth and employment should increase in Mississippi next year, led by an improved housing market and an increase in home construction.

 

New city website set to go online Dec. 14

Posted 11/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Computer savvy citizens of Starkville have a little extra reason to rejoice in the season. The city will launch its new, improved government website Friday, Dec. 14.

 

Ark. man arrested in girl's death due in court

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

After her father and stepmother were arrested last year for chaining her to a dresser, young Jersey Bridgeman received something of a fresh start when she began kindergarten this fall in northwestern Arkansas.

 

 

Man says prayer group leader told him to kill wife

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

Less than three months after he stood as a groomsman in the wedding of two friends he had known since college in Texas, Micah Moore walked into a suburban Kansas City police department and unloaded a dark secret: He had taken the woman's life at the request of her new husband, a charismatic prayer group leader.

 

 

Rice concession on Libya fails to please

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told lawmakers Tuesday that her initial explanation of the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya was wrong, but her concession failed to mollify three Republican senators who signaled they would try to block her possible nomination to be secretary of state.

 

 

After mostly silence, Jill Kelley defends herself

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

Jill Kelley wants the world to know that she didn't do anything wrong when she befriended top military brass.

 

 

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