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Bush officials did little oversight of CIA program

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election.

 

 

Colorado theater shooter's parents plead for his life

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain.

 

 

Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday.

 

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.

 

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.

 

West Lowndes High students donate for holidays

Posted 12/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The junior class at West Lowndes High School did what it could to help the less fortunate this holiday season.

CL&W almost finished installing 11K new meters

Posted 12/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The monthly meeting was a matter of meters.

Secretary of Air Force visits CAFB

Posted 12/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

United States Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spent Wednesday and Thursday with the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base.

 

Miss. universities win final OK to raise tuition

Posted 12/19/2014 in State

Mississippi's College Board gave final approval Thursday to plans for the state's eight public universities to raise tuition by an average of 3.2 percent this fall.

 

 

Woman charged in scam after burning death

Posted 12/19/2014 in State

A north Mississippi resident has been arrested after authorities say she created a fundraising scam by pretending to be related to a 19-year-old woman who was burned to death earlier this month.

 

Latin America cheers US-Cuba deal

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Latin America is welcoming the renewal of ties between Cuba and the United States.

 

Paul: Trade with Cuba 'probably a good idea'

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday the lengthy U.S. economic embargo against Cuba "just hasn't worked."

 

 

Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

The movie, "The Interview," pushed all of North Korea's buttons.

 

 

'The Interview' deserves to be seen

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in.

 

 

Jindal raises money for Miss. lt. governor

Posted 12/19/2014 in State

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping raise campaign cash for Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, who's seeking a second term in 2015.

 

 

Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states.

 

 

United States not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

The federal government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe.

 

 

Ford expands drivers air bag recall

Posted 12/19/2014 in Business

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver's side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S.

 

 

European court rules obesity can be a disability

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday.

 

 

8 children killed, mother stabbed in Australia

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city today, police said.

 

 

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