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Girl Scouts asked to end partnership with Barbie

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

America's top doll, Barbie, finds herself in controversy once again, this time over a business partnership between her manufacturer, Mattel, and the Girl Scouts.


CEO of bitcoin exchange found dead in Singapore

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

The American CEO of a virtual currency exchange was found dead near her home in Singapore.



Man lauded as Japan's Beethoven sorry for fake work

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

The man once lauded as "Japan's Beethoven" bowed repeatedly and apologized Friday at his first media appearance since it was revealed last month that his famed musical compositions were ghostwritten and he wasn't completely deaf.



Half of millennials more likely to lean Democratic

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

Young adults like to think of themselves as independent, but when it comes to politics, they're more likely than not to lean to the left.



Republican presidential hopefuls vie for clout with base

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

Republicans vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 auditioned Thursday before some of the nation's most ardent conservative leaders, calling for the party to unite behind a clear agenda and draw contrasts with Democrats.



Man arrested for flashing badge at drive-thru

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

Officials say a 65-year-old Natchez man has been arrested for reportedly flashing a badge and impersonating an officer after he rear-ended a driver in October.



Lawmakers seek agreement on clinic grants

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

The Mississippi House and Senate will attempt to work out their differences on a proposal to expand state subsidies to health clinics.



Leaders promote using carbon dioxide in oil output

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant and others are extolling Mississippi as a national leader in using carbon dioxide to extract more oil from old oil fields.



Man convicted of Dutch cyclist death dies in federal prison

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

A Mississippi man convicted in the death of a Dutch cyclist has died in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina.


Four dead in New Jersey fire; mix-up delayed response

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

A fast-moving fire claimed four lives on Thursday in New Jersey's second-largest city, where the mayor said a mix-up over the street name delayed the emergency response.


Obama's warnings brushed aside by Putin

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.



Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.


Man said to create bitcoin denies it

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be.


Wake up and smell the bacon ... with a bacon app

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

Want to wake up to the sound of bacon sizzling on the stove with its aroma drawing you out of bed?


North Korean elections: 100 percent mandatory

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

North Korean voters will make a choice Sunday when they elect a new national legislature, but not for a candidate. The ruling elite have already done that for them, and there's only one per district.

Federal agents arrest man on assault charges

Posted 3/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 30-year-old who has been arrested 12 times since he turned 18 is behind bars after being captured Tuesday by U.S. Marshals.

Teen facing armed robbery charges

Posted 3/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A teenager has been arrested and charged with armed robbery. Brian Devonshay Hill, 19, of 319 Ponderosa Dr., was arrested Wednesday morning for his alleged role in a February robbery.

Police: Columbus man pulled knife on woman, rammed car

Posted 3/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for an incident that occurred last month at a local gas station.


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