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Insurers will propose changes to health law

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

Insurers want to change President Barack Obama's health care law to provide financial assistance for people buying bare-bones coverage. That would entice the healthy and the young, the industry says, holding down premiums.

 

 

Congress moving to ensure speedier vet care

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

United in response to a national uproar, Congress is suddenly moving quickly to address military veterans' long waits for care at VA hospitals.

 

House Majority Leader defeated in primary

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, tea party-backed Republican primary challenger carried to victory on a wave of public anger over calls for looser immigration laws.

 

Man loses appeal of carjacking conviction

Posted 6/11/2014 in State

The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the conviction of Bernard Hayes III of a carjacking at a Taco Bell drive-thru in Gulfport.

 

 

Miss. man pleads not guilty to smuggling car, wire fraud

Posted 6/11/2014 in State

An Ocean Springs man has pleaded not guilty to four counts of wire fraud and a smuggling charge in a federal case that alleges he illegally imported a car made in Japan.

 

 

5 troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

Five American troops with a special operations unit were killed by a U.S. airstrike called in to help them after they were ambushed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, in one of the deadliest friendly fire incidents in nearly 14 years of war, officials said Tuesday.

 

Hagel to testify on Taliban prisoner swap

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will face angry lawmakers as he becomes the first Obama administration official to testify publicly about the controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.

 

Police: Teen gunman kills student at Oregon high school

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a 14-year-old student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.

 

 

Ruling by end of July in Alabama abortion law

Posted 6/11/2014 in Area

A federal judge said Monday he intends to rule by the end of July on whether Alabama can enforce a new law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit patients to nearby hospitals.

 

 

State trade mission to Southeast Asia

Posted 6/11/2014 in State

The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Southeast Asia from Aug. 25-29.

 

Gunman made no secret of extreme views

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

Jerad Miller was ready to share his anti-government views with just about anyone who would listen, views that telegraphed his desire to kill police officers and his willingness to die for what he hoped would be a revolution against the government.

 

Clinton declined Obama '08 request to attack Palin

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she refused an Obama campaign request in 2008 to attack Sarah Palin, the new Republican vice presidential candidate on the ticket with Sen. John McCain.

 

 

Southern Baptists choose Arkansas pastor for president

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

An Arkansas megachurch pastor was elected Tuesday to lead the country's Southern Baptists as the conservative denomination tries to turn around declining membership, church attendance and baptisms and faces increasing conflict with mainstream culture, especially over its conviction that gay sex is immoral.

 

 

City saved $4K by consolidating position

Posted 6/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus saved $4,058 in taxpayer money by consolidating the duties of a retiring employee.

 

Financial disclosures missing for 5 county officials

Posted 6/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While all elected officials in Lowndes County have filed statements of economic interest this year for 2013 with the Mississippi Ethics Commission, filings from previous years since 2009 from three supervisors and two judges are missing from the database.

 

Man stabbed at Columbus motel

Posted 6/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man was stabbed at a Columbus motel Monday night but is refusing to press charges against his attacker.

 

School board clashes again

Posted 6/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A member of the Columbus Municipal School Board asked the entire five-person board to resign Monday night. Jason Spears made his motion after the board voted against several expenditures for school improvements that would have totaled $1.1 million.

Council to discuss bond money plans

Posted 6/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council is meeting today at 1:30 p.m. to discuss its capital improvements program.

 

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