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FBI director gives new clues tying North Korea to Sony hack

Posted 1/8/2015 in National

The FBI director revealed new details Wednesday about the stunning cyberattack against Sony Pictures.

 

Cosby has a 'wonderful time' as returns to stage in Canada

Posted 1/8/2015 in National

Bill Cosby said he had a "wonderful time" and got a standing ovation from polite Canadian fans at his first show following a string of cancellations.

 

Obama: 'America's resurgence is real'

Posted 1/8/2015 in National

Declaring an American economic resurgence, President Barack Obama opened a three-state swing Wednesday aimed at claiming credit for recent growth and blunting the momentum of the new Republican congressional leadership.

 

 

Wiseman: Aldermen offered no explanation for LGBT-related policy discussions in executive session

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman slammed aldermen Wednesday for removing LGBT-friendly policies without public debate and began the process vetoing the board's action.

 

 

City council suspends two police officers

Posted 1/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen voted Tuesday during a lengthy executive session to suspend two members of the city's police force without pay for violation of police department policy.

 

Christmas trees piling up for bonfire

Posted 1/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus has collected almost 100 trees for its Christmas tree bonfire planned for Thursday evening, Mayor Robert Smith said on Tuesday.

Yokohama begins hiring for production line

Posted 1/7/2015 in Area

The Japan-based tire maker announced Tuesday that it is looking to hire approximately 400 people.

Aldermen kill equality, same-sex insurance resolutions

Five Starkville aldermen on Tuesday repealed the city's equality resolution and ended its plus-one insurance option available to workers' same-sex partners.

 

Mississippi tries to force KiOR into liquidation

Posted 1/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization last year, with plans for controlling shareholder and financier Vinod Khosla to buy what's left of the company.

 

Common Core opponents seek momentum as session starts

Posted 1/7/2015 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant reiterated Tuesday that Mississippi should stop using the Common Core academic standards, but just what legislative leaders plan remains unclear.

12 dead in attack on Paris newspaper; France goes on alert

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper today, killing 12 people before escaping.

 

Rubio understands Americans' frustration with immigrants

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

Looking to connect with the conservative base of his Republican Party, Sen. Marco Rubio says he is sympathetic to Americans who "feel as if we are being taken advantage of" by immigrants in the United States illegally.

 

 

'Don't believe in a god?' billboards up in south

Posted 1/7/2015 in State

Billboards reaching out to atheists, humanists, freethinkers and agnostics are up in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

 

 

Group seeks new grand jury in Ferguson police shooting case

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

The NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund, citing "grave legal concerns," is asking a Missouri judge to convene a new grand jury to consider charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

 

 

Obama, Mexico's president meet under shadow of abductions

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

President Barack Obama pledged to stand with Mexico against "the scourge of violence and the drug cartels" as he met Tuesday with President Enrique Pena Nieto.

 

 

House rule sets up election-year battle over Social Security

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.

 

 

GOP takes charge in Congress, runs into swift veto threat

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday.

 

Divers spot tail of AirAsia plane that crashed into Java Sea

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board.

 

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