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Pastor defrocked over gay wedding reinstated

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.

 

Bill Clinton defends Hillary's commitment to poor, working Americans

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

Bill Clinton defended Hillary Rodham Clinton's commitment to the poor and working Americans on Tuesday, saying his family's post-presidential wealth had not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding the economic problems of Americans.

 

 

Researcher charged in HIV vaccine fraud case

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.

 

U.S. weighs lawsuits on alleged insurance kickbacks

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

The government is considering whether to sue banks and other mortgage servicers to recover its losses from alleged insurance kickbacks that may have cost government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hundreds of millions of dollars, according to an internal report.

Absentee ballot requests up in state

Posted 6/24/2014 in Area

The number of requested absentee ballots in the Golden Triangle ahead of today's run-off election is greater than the number requested prior to the June 3 primary.

Student found dead in MUW dorm

Posted 6/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The assistant band director for Columbus High School was found dead in a Mississippi University for Women dorm room Monday.

Bail hearing set for West Point woman

Posted 6/24/2014 in Area

A bail hearing has been set for a Clay County woman accused of killing her baby by giving him a lethal overdose of cough syrup.

Review of 4-day work week not likely in near future

Posted 6/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus operates on a four-day work week, but some councilmen say it is time to review the schedule.

Starkville wins two Main Street awards

Posted 6/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Main Street Association awarded its Best New Signage and Best New Development Project awards to Starkville last week for two visible projects in the downtown area.

It's a frog, it's a gorilla? No, it's Pig the dog

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

It's impossible not to stare at Kim Dillenbeck's dog Pig.

 

Editorial cartoon for 6-24-14

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

 

 

Mississippi voters deciding tough GOP Senate race

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Mississippi voters are choosing a Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, ending one of the state's hardest fought and most expensive races in decades.

 

 

Animal rights group alleges mistreatment in Mississippi

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

An animal rights group said that it is filing complaints in courts in Forrest and Pontotoc counties against two livestock auctions sites where it alleges cows, sheep and other animals are being mistreated.

 

 

Magee, Quinn seek Democratic nomination

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Democratic voters across a swath of Mississippi will determine their party's nominee today in the 3rd Congressional District.

 

 

Miss. requires voter ID, but no party registration

Posted 6/24/2014 in State

Mississippi does not register voters by party affiliation, so today's Republican primary runoff for a U.S. Senate seat is open to any voter who did not cast a ballot in the June 3 Democratic primary, state law says.

 

Arrest report: 6-25-14

Posted 6/24/2014 in Area

U.S.-Portugal game scores viewership goal

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

The United States' 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S., an emphatic confirmation of the sport's rising popularity in a country slower to embrace it than the rest of the world.

 

Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of U.S.

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

Faulty air bags -- which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide -- are blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S.

 

 

U.S. memo justifying drone killings released

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

The secret U.S. government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yielding the most detailed, inside look yet at the legal underpinnings of the Obama administration's program of "targeted killings."

 

 

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