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Ex-Marine convicted in 'American Sniper' trial faces life in prison

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man.

 

Homeless people need libraries, and libraries need them, too

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library.

New leader chosen for Tenn-Tom Waterway board

Posted 2/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority has hired an Alabama man as its new administrator.

 

Differing tax cut plans advance in Mississippi House, Senate

Posted 2/25/2015 in State

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' $382 million tax-cut proposal was big, until fellow Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn rolled out his own $1.7 billion plan to eliminate Mississippi's personal income tax.

 

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

 

Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

 

 

Massachusetts man selling, shipping snow from his yard

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

A Massachusetts man has found a way to profit from the several feet of snow in his yard: He's shipping it to people in warmer climates for the bargain price of $89 for six pounds.

 

 

Both parties face risks as health care law court case nears

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Twenty-two out of 24. And 206 to 96.

 

 

House to debate partisan bill to fix No Child Left Behind

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

No Child Left Behind is a widely criticized law, but a GOP bill intended to fix it isn't winning popularity contests among House Democrats.

 

 

How to find out if a used car has an unrepaired recall

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

About 5 million used cars under recall were sold last year before the recalled parts were fixed.

 

 

Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

It's a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences.

 

 

DHS bill exposes holes in GOP's congressional coordination

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

In the heady days after winning control of both congressional chambers, Republican leaders vowed to keep the government funded and to block President Barack Obama from overhauling immigration policies on his own.

 

 

Fate of militant-abducted Christians unclear

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Kurdish and Christian militiamen battled Islamic State militants on Wednesday in northeastern Syria, where the extremist group recently abducted at least 70 Christians after overrunning a cluster of villages.

 

 

Supreme Court Justices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

The Supreme Court is considering the employment discrimination claim of a Muslim woman who was turned down for a job by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch after she showed up at her job interview wearing a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code.

 

UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Police investigating the disappearance of three British schoolgirls said Tuesday they believe the teenagers are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria.

 

Study: Asia may have seeded European plague outbreaks

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Scientists say they may have solved a centuries-old whodunit: Why did Europe experience outbreaks of bubonic plague over hundreds of years, starting with the Black Death of 1347 to 1353?

 

 

Golden Triangle schools cancel Wednesday classes

Posted 2/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The National Weather Service is predicting that the Golden Triangle will receive two to four inches of snow throughout Wednesday.

 

Riverwalk expansion bill clears House

Posted 2/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A bill to extend a multi-use path from Riverside Park to Columbus Air Force Base is headed to the Mississippi Senate.

 

2-4 inches of snow expected

Posted 2/24/2015 in Area

Golden Triangle residents are likely to wake up to snow fall Wednesday, with as much as four inches accumulating before the weather system moves through the region Thursday morning.

 

Court reporters key part of trials

Posted 2/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cindy Zelinka and Melanie Morel both hold vital jobs in the justice system. They are court reporters for the Clay County Circuit Court -- they record every single word uttered during courtroom proceedings.

 

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