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Soldier's treatment focus of hearing in WikiLeaks case

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

A retired Marine Corps colonel denied Tuesday that a three-star general directed the harsh pretrial confinement of an Army private charged with passing reams of classified documents to the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks.

 

 

Greater email privacy won't hinder law enforcement's efforts

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

A Senate bill to protect the privacy of electronic communications won't keep federal agents from combing through your inbox if they believe a crime has been committed, legal experts say.

 

Business brief: Conn inducted

Posted 11/29/2012 in Business

Lance Conn, a home builder from Columbus, was inducted as the 2013 Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) during ceremonies held at the Fall Board of Directors Meeting in Jackson.

 

Marriages and divorces 11-29-12

Posted 11/29/2012 in Business

 

 

White House, Congress talk as 'fiscal cliff' nears

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

Amid increasing anxiety that the White House and top Republicans are wasting time as the government slides toward an economy-rattling "fiscal cliff," administration officials are heading to Capitol Hill for talks with congressional leaders.

 

 

Bangledesh factory owner: 'I didn't know fire exits needed'

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

The owner of a Bangladesh clothing factory where a fire killed 112 people says he was never informed the facility was required to have an emergency exit, a sign of how far removed the leaders of the nation's garment industry are from issues of worker safety.

 

 

Obama asks Romney to lunch

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

Bitter campaign foes just weeks ago, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are sharing lunch at the White House with an eye on overlapping interests rather than the sharp differences that defined their presidential contest.

 

 

Three BP employees in court on oil spill charges

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

A BP rig supervisor said Wednesday that he is innocent of manslaughter in the deaths of 11 workers in the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig that started the spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Ruling in Concorde crash appeal expected today

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

A French appeals court is set to decide today whether to uphold a manslaughter conviction against Continental Airlines for the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people.

 

Palestinians certain to win recognition as a state

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state today but success could exact a high price: delaying an independent state of Palestine because of Israel's vehement opposition.

 

 

CVB recommends funding for seven events

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Festivals throughout Lowndes County are one step closer to receiving funding through the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Controversy surrounds rejected grant

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city school board recently rejected a $75,000 grant intended to fund a dropout prevention program, but the project is still underway, despite concerns some board members have raised about the circumstances surrounding the grant and the feasibility of maintaining the program in future years if the district is required to foot the bill.

State auditor investigating CVB

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau is under investigation by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor.

Longtime legislator Turner dead at 64

Posted 11/28/2012 in Area

A longtime member of the state legislature, who represented a portion of Lowndes County, has died at age 64. Bennie Turner, D-West Point, died Tuesday afternoon at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

 

Link committee set for Starkville, Oktibbeha County

Posted 11/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Zelma Talley will be joined today by three additional members to serve on the new Golden Triangle Regional Link's operations in Oktibbeha County.

 

Columbus man gets 50 years on drug charge

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend 50 years in prison for drug charges after he lost an appeal in the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

 

A big disconnect as 'fiscal cliff' clock ticks

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

Republicans' newfound willingness to consider tax increases to avert the "fiscal cliff" comes with a significant caveat: larger cuts than Democrats seem willing to consider to benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid and the president's health care overhaul.

 

 

China's party paper falls for Onion joke

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

The online version of China's Communist Party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the "Sexiest Man Alive" -- apparently unaware it is satire.

 

 

Miss. economic growth predicted to rise in 2013

Posted 11/28/2012 in State

Economists say growth and employment should increase in Mississippi next year, led by an improved housing market and an increase in home construction.

 

 

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