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Newsweek's Twitter feed briefly hacked

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

The Newsweek Twitter feed was briefly hacked Tuesday morning, purportedly by a group associated with the Islamic State.

 

 

Eavesdropping concerns in Samsung smart TVs

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.

 

 

Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show'

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Jon Stewart, who turned his combination of biting and free-wheeling humor into an unlikely source of news and analysis for viewers of "The Daily Show," said he's leaving as host this year.

 

Columbus High interim principal named

Posted 2/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Johnny Johnson begins his first day as interim principal at Columbus High School today.

CMSD lays out future for district

Posted 2/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District students beginning with next year's freshmen class will take a new, more personalized path to graduation.

Louisville Republican challenges Hood

Posted 2/10/2015 in Area

A third candidate has entered the race for Mississippi District 35 representative.

 

Lt. Governor Reeves to propose cutting franchise tax

Posted 2/10/2015 in State

Embracing one of the business community's long-held tax reduction goals, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will propose eliminating the franchise tax on business capital today.

 

Nunnelee remembered as public servant, family man

Posted 2/10/2015 in State

The late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee was a state senator for 15 years before being elected to Congress in 2010, but his greatest source of pride didn't come from a political office.

Attorneys general, others, support Google investigation

Posted 2/10/2015 in State

With representatives of the electronics industry saying Mississippi's attempt to investigate Google should be blocked by federal law, 11 other state attorneys general and other groups are taking the opposite position.

 

New candidates for justice court, supervisor races emerge

Posted 2/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thirty-five candidates have now filed qualification forms for a variety of Oktibbeha County elections.

 

 

Banned items found during prison shakedown

Posted 2/10/2015 in State

Officials say cellphones, shanks, prepaid credit cards and other contraband items have been found at East Mississippi Correctional Facility.

 

Justice Thomas objects to court's signal on gay marriage

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

The Supreme Court is inappropriately signaling it intends to clear the way for gay marriage across the nation, Justice Clarence Thomas complained Monday.

 

Rules are coming on payday loans

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together the first rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt.

 

 

Obama to send his new war powers request to Capitol Hill

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

President Barack Obama is expected -- as early as today -- to ask Congress for new war powers, sending Capitol Hill his blueprint for an updated authorization for the use of military force to fight the Islamic State group.

 

 

Let hackers in: Experts say traps might be better than walls

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine.

 

 

Is your doctor's office the most dangerous place for data?

Posted 2/10/2015 in Business

Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity fraud.

 

 

Friends dismiss doubts about 'Mockingbird' author's lawyer

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

Retrace the suddenly tangled legal saga of Harper Lee and her legacy, "To Kill A Mockingbird," and a pivotal moment emerges.

 

 

Marine facing trial a decade after vanishing in Iraq

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

A U.S. Marine who vanished from his post in Iraq a decade ago and later wound up in Lebanon chose Monday to have his case decided by a military judge instead of a jury.

 

Since '91, Crime Stoppers has paid out $230K-plus

Posted 2/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Anonymous tips are a critical part of solving crimes, according to local law enforcement. In the Golden Triangle, some tips pay pretty well.

 

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