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Did Comet ISON survive? Scientists hopeful

Posted 11/30/2013 in National

A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after grazing the sun. Now, there is a sliver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived.

 

China claims win in scrubbing Internet clean

Posted 11/30/2013 in National

The Chinese government has declared victory in cleaning up what it considers rumors, negativity and unruliness from online discourse, while critics say the moves have suppressed criticism of the government and ruling Communist Party.

 

Dog found under rubble 9 days after Ill. tornado

Posted 11/30/2013 in National

A six-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs and reunited with his owner.

 

North Korea says detained American tourist apologizes for crimes

Posted 11/30/2013 in National

North Korea state media claimed Saturday that an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month has apologized for alleged crimes during the Korean War and for "hostile acts" against the state during a recent trip.

 

 

Should you worry or is U.S. military at the ready?

Posted 11/30/2013 in National

Warnings from defense officials and some experts are mounting and becoming more dire: The nation's military is being hobbled by budget cuts.

 

 

U.S.: Tough sanctions on Iran remain despite deal

Posted 11/30/2013 in National

The Obama administration said on Friday that it was maintaining tough oil-related sanctions against Iran even though the U.S. and five other world powers have signed an initial deal with Tehran to curb its nuclear program and prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.

 

 

U.S. advises carriers to comply with China air defense zone

Posted 11/30/2013 in National

The United States advised U.S. carriers to comply with China's demand that it be told of any flights passing through its new maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea, an area where Beijing said it launched two fighter planes to investigate a dozen American and Japanese reconnaissance and military flights.

 

 

Romney's son says he helped people in crash

Posted 11/30/2013 in National

Josh Romney says he was first on the scene after a vehicle crashed into a house Thanksgiving night in suburban Salt Lake, and he helped four people from the wreckage.

 

Small Business Saturday: 'Shop small, shop local'

Posted 11/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While the big box stores have Black Friday sales, local store owners are encouraging shoppers to take part in Small Business Saturday tomorrow.

Golden Triangle residents do Black Friday

Posted 11/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thousands of shoppers braced the crowds and the cold Thursday night and this morning participating in Black Friday sales events. More than 1,000 people lined up around the building at Belk, hoping to snag some of the items on sale for over 50 percent off the retail price.

 

Mississippi's last living daughter of Confederate soldier dies

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

Mildred Belle Martin Barron, regarded as Mississippi's last living daughter of a Confederate soldier, died Tuesday at her Amite County home after suffering a stroke. She was 106.

 

Dawgs' win Egg Bowl with overtime dramatics

Posted 11/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rivals Mississippi State and Ole Miss met for the 110th time in football Thursday and while it's difficult to say just where this, the first overtime game in the series' history, will stack up in the annals of the Egg Bowl rivalry, suffice to say the results were bitter-sweet.

 

FAA wants man's tower operator papers

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

The Federal Aviation Administration has asked a federal judge to force a Tupelo man to surrender his control tower operator's certificate after he allegedly tested positive for marijuana.

 

Scientists: Sun-grazing comet likely broke up

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

Once billed as the comet of the century, Comet ISON apparently was no match for the sun. Scientists said images from NASA spacecraft showed the comet approaching for a slingshot around the sun on Thursday, but just a trail of dust coming out on the other end.

Balloons steal show at NYC parade after wind fears

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

Revelers at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade gave thanks for the giant balloons that flew above the city streets Thursday after a blustery storm accompanied by high winds nearly grounded them for only the second time in the parade's 87-year history.

 

Natchez looking into city cemetery maintenance

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

The city of Natchez is going to gather information about the cost of a grass-cutting contract for the city cemetery.

 

 

Miss. sheriff to plead guilty to witness tampering

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

The Jackson County sheriff has agreed to plead guilty to witness tampering after he admitted kicking a handcuffed suspect and trying to recruit a deputy to help him cover it up, according to court documents.

 

 

Park Service withdraws comments on fracking rule

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

The National Park Service has withdrawn "inappropriate" comments about a proposed rule regulating hydraulic fracturing operations on public lands.

 

 

Teen wanted in Memphis shooting found in Miss.

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

Police in Memphis say they've tracked down a Crips gang member sought in a 2012 shooting in northeast Mississippi.

 

 

Mexican drug cartels now make money exporting ore

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

Mexican drug cartels looking to diversify their businesses long ago moved into oil theft, pirated goods, extortion and kidnapping, consuming an ever larger swath of the country's economy.

 

 

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